Clore Duffield Foundation funding to support cultural learning hubs in Ark schools
Major arts and education funder, the Clore Duffield Foundation, is supporting a pilot project with Ark to develop a new approach to arts education. Over the next year, Ark will work with local and national artists and arts organisations to give all pupils the chance to develop their creativity.
The work kicked-off last week with a dedicated inset day for staff from Ark’s four Hastings schools: Ark Alexandra Academy, Ark Blacklands Primary Academy, Ark Castledown Primary Academy and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy. Staff worked with trainers from national, regional and local arts organisations to get new insights into the way they can bring arts into all parts of the curriculum.
Punchdrunk Enrichment, a national organisation that grew out of the world’s leading immersive theatre company, South East Dance and Hastings art collective, Radiator Arts, orchestrated an inspiring day of training for the 40 teachers involved in the project.
The school teams also met Sam Ayre for the first time. Ayre is an artist and documentarian will work with the schools throughout this project to capture their experiences.
Kate Bellamy, Director of the Clore Duffield Foundation said:
Margaret O’Shea, Head of Creative and Extended Curriculum at Ark said:
Joanne Skapinker, Immersive Learning Producer, Punchdrunk Enrichment, added:
The project will see a range of arts initiatives and partnerships trialled over the school year, culminating in an arts festival in Hastings in July. If you can support or want to find out more, please contact email@example.com