What we're looking for
We are inviting schools from across Wales to be a part of our new creative learning offer that will connect schools with inspirational Creative Practitioners. Where possible, we hope to work with Creative Practitioners from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to add authenticity to this work.
Through this offer we aim to ensure that teachers and learners in Wales will have the opportunity to:
- Explore the history and development of Wales as a multicultural society
- Explore the diverse experiences and contributions of Black, Asian and minority ethnic peoples in Wales, past and present
- Work alongside Creative Practitioners in a learning environment to enhance the quality of teaching and learning
- Support schools in preparation for Curriculum for Wales 2022
What will the offer entail
- Schools will work in collaboration with a designated Creative Practitioner to plan a creative learning project that explores elements of Cynefin: Black, Asian and minority ethnic Wales.
- Successful schools will be invited to attend a one-day online training course delivered by the Arts Council of Wales, to ensure that they are fully prepared for the project. The training dates are shown in the timeline below.
- Schools will work alongside their designated Creative Practitioner to deliver these projects to a class of learners. A class of leaners may be a cohort of learners that have been pulled together from across the school (it should be no more than 30 pupils)
- As a school, you will reflect throughout the course of the project and conduct a final evaluation. There will also be opportunities for you to share your findings with other creatives and teaching professionals across Wales
Funding and support
Each school will receive 16 days support from a Creative Practitioner employed by the Arts Council of Wales.
In addition to this, each school will receive a grant of £2000 towards resources to support the project.
The scheme is open to all local authority maintained and voluntary-aided primary and secondary schools, including special schools and specialist teaching facilities. Schools who have previously received a Lead Creative Schools grant are welcome to apply.
Schools who are currently in receipt of grant funding from the Arts Council of Wales are ineligible to apply.