Phase 4 2009-11In phase 4 galleries and local authorities are forming partnerships in order to carry out innovative projects with children and young people that demonstrate the learning benefits of engaging with contemporary art, develop capacity amongst the partners for additional work, and create a sustainable model for the future delivery of Find Your Talent.
A key aim is to support regional galleries and local authorities in developing partnerships, and in demonstrating to officers and members the potential of galleries to meet Local Area Agreement (LAA) objectives and the learning needs of children and young people. Local authority Children's Services are active and committed partners in the projects, in the context of their Children's Plans, and the programme will chart the contribution to be made by cultural organisations in meeting their National Indicator targets.
Each of the eleven projects across England is focusing on a particular issue and is working with different service providers, agencies and groups of young people including schools, Pupil Referral Units, children's homes and young carers. Some galleries are also working together to develop a regional networks to share practice, create sustainable partnerships and jointly advocate their work.
These are ordered by cluster.
Brighton and Hove projects
Brighton Photo Biennial
Brighton Photo Biennial
Under the working title Viewfinder, the Brighton Photo Biennial is working on a youth led action research project. The cluster aims to develop visual literacy amongst local young people and form a Brighton/Hove visual arts consortium
Tate St Ives
Cornwall Projects (Phase 4)
Led by Tate St Ives, this project is asking ‘what role to peer leaders have in young people’s learning and is there an impact on the ownership of this learning?' The project aims to examine the concept of peer-leaders in supporting a range of learning contexts beyond the gallery and to give young people a significant role in shaping arts education provision.
The cluster's project will lead to creation of a body of work for exhibition by students from the key stage 2- 4 pupil referral provision and will inform the development of a practical model of cross curricular working that meets with the city priorities. Results will be disseminated via a regional seminar event and QUAD website. The project is an opportunity to bring key stages 2-4 together in a creative project and for young people to demonstrate their talents and skills to the general public and key people in their lives.
The cluster, with the Through Devon County Council's Art Advisor, aims to build relationships with Devon's 6 Advanced Skilled Teachers, responsible for delivering training opportunities to teachers. Venues in the cluster are also working towards gaining their Learning Outside the Classroom badges.
Essex Children's Services and firstsite is collaborating to develop a new cultural programme within children's homes, in order to shape its cultural offer for looked after children and to provide models for the Find Your Talent programme.
The cluster will investigate and trial pedagogies for creative learning, particularly using 'Philosophy for Children' as a pedagogy in which contemporary art will be a stimulus for a process of learning through enquiry, allowing children and young people to direct their own learning, crossing subject areas and connecting personal knowledge to the wider world.
Isle of Wight projects
Isle of Wight Project
Isle of Wight Projects
Building on phase 3 and the cluster's pilot project with Medina High School students (combining gallery workshops and portfolio mentoring), this model will be extended to provide an after-school club for young people.
The Kent cluster is building on its past participation in the enquire programme by advocating the value of gallery education. It aims to engage young people who may be excluded from mainstream education or who have negative experiences of conventional education.
Nottingham City Project
Nottingham City Project
The cluster aims to maximise the use of its contemporary art collection for the benefit of young people, create opportunities for secondary school students and increase visits by schools.
A new enquire cluster, Nottinghamshire aims to develop a new collaboration between three galleries in rural north of the county and the County Council. The cluster hopes to address some of the challenges galleries face in engaging local communities.
New to enquire, the cluster aims to build on work at Orleans House with vulnerable and looked after young people. With its partners, Orleans House wishes to explore ways in which the Gallery can support the new model for localised service delivery through Children’s Centres in two deprived wards of Richmond. The cluster aims to create and embed a place for culture and respond directly to the Borough’s 2009-13 Children’s Plan.