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Artists in Schools Handbook

Artists in schools handbook

Working with professional artists can help schools to broaden their coverage of the curriculum, develop the skills of both pupils and staff and make positive links with the wider community. This handbook has been created to assist in this process and contains information to support the planning, delivery and evaluation of projects, case studies and national developments.

Download the Artists In Schools Handbook from the related documents section below.

Register with artsderbyshire

If you are an artist or maker it is well worth registering with us at artsderbyshire. You’ll get a free listing in our directory and even free website space with our minisites. Schools are often looking for creative practitioners and you can also promote yourself for work in schools and education.

Arts In Schools newsletter

Arts in schools newsletter

'Arts in Schools' has been created for schools, artists and arts organisations. It contains news of both current and future arts activities, signposts training opportunities and shares good practice. Each edition includes special features, useful links and local arts officer contact details.


Heritage Back to the FutureHalle at Heritage Back to the Future

A unique intergenerational music project in the Derbyshire village of Clowne culminated on 29 June 2011 with some stunning orchestral concerts with the Halle, including the premiere of a piece of music and film devised by local people. 

Stuart Bruce from Orchestras Live describes what happened.

The full evaluation report is available here


Ju Birchall, email:
Enrichment Co-ordinator, Derby City Council

Kim Johnson, email:
Arts Education Consultant, Derbyshire County Council

Martha Toogood, email:
Arts Education Co-ordinator, Derby City Council

Wenna Stockdale, email:
Arts Education Co-ordinator, Derby City Council

Related documents

The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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