A partnership between Artcore and Déda, has been chosen by leading arts education charity, Children & the Arts, to join its UK-wide Start arts programme.
Start, created by Children & the Arts, is a three-year engagement programme of arts activity between selected cultural organisations and local schools. The programme is proven to raise the aspirations of young people, building confidence and helping with learning and development in school.
During the first year, children will make at least two visits to Artcore and two visits to Déda to see a visual arts exhibitions and a performance by a professional dance company. Some of the children will see their own work exhibited in Artcore’s gallery and to see the work of professional artists. They will then work with the learning teams from Artcore and Déda in workshops to develop their critical eye and have fun creating their own artistic work, with plenty of opportunity to celebrate their achievements throughout the year.