Artswork Professional Development Newsletter
Training Updates
Winter 2018
*Earlybird special*

Hello and welcome to the Winter edition of Artswork’s Professional Development Newsletter.

In this edition we highlight our brand new course for those of you working with Vulnerable Adults or aspiring to, along with an opportunity to attend safeguarding training tailored specifically to those in the museum and heritage sector. Plus we'll give you exclusive access to our Early-bird discount code!

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Book your next training course by 31st of December and save 10% with your exclusive code

Use 'EarlybirdDiscount' in the promotional code box when you select your tickets on Eventbrite. This discount applies to full price courses only. There's no limit to how many times you can use this code so why not book a space for another member of your team or browse the rest of our upcoming courses for more relevant training opportunities. 

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Introducing our brand new course 'Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in the Arts and Cultural Sector'

We've responded to the concerns of those in our network by designing a course with a specific focus on protecting adults at risk in the creative and cultural sector.

Attendees will explore what is meant by the term “vulnerable adult” in the context of their work and will develop approaches for recognising and responding to the different types of abuse associated with adults at risk.

We are offering this course at the special introductory rate of £90 per person. 

Thursday 14th March, Artswork, Southampton

Thursday 13th June, HOME, Manchester

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Youth Arts Management


Through exploring the philosophy and principles of youth arts, you will develop strategies and gain the skills needed to devise a youth arts project, with, for and by young people. We will take you through from the initial ideas and planning stages, through to using professional artists, funding, marketing and evaluation.

This course takes place from 10am- 4:15pm across 6 dates- 27th & 28th February, 26th & 27th March, 30th April & 1st May 2019 at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds. Click HERE to find out more. 

You can book to attend 3 of the modules from this course seperately via the links below at discounted rates...

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Budgeting & Fundraising for work with Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sector  

10am-4:15pm, Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March

Our expert trainer will take you through all the steps involved in successful fundraising, from putting together realistic project budgets and identifying key income and expenditure...

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Marketing Projects for Young People in the Arts and Cultural sector  

10am-4:15pm, Tuesday 30th April

This practical and informative training session is designed to give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to effectively market your creative projects and programmes for young people...

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Measuring Impact: Evaluating projects with, for and by Young People

10am-4:15pm, Wednesday 1st May

Evaluation can sometimes seem like a daunting task, but taking the time to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of your work with young people is the best way to achieve greater outcomes for future projects...

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Winter/Spring upcoming courses - new dates added!

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Supporting Young People: Workplace Health & Wellbeing

10am-4:15pm, Tuesday 12th February, HOME, Manchester

10:30am-4:45pm, Friday 8th March, Baltic, Gateshead

Equip yourself with the tools and understanding required to promote good mental health in the workplace. Designed to help you negotiate legal frameworks and highlight best practice, this new course places a specific focus on the needs of young people in your workforce.

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Managing Young People in the Workplace

Thursday 28th February, Watershed Arts, Bristol

Find out about understanding your young employees learning styles and look at mentoring skills to support them effectively. Harness the potential of young people starting their careers and explore how you can best support them to make a difference within your organisation.

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Child Protection & Safeguarding in the Museum and Heritage Sector

10:00am-4:15pm, Thursday 25th April, Windsor Castle Learning Centre

As we strive to give children and young people more creative opportunities to engage with the stories and objects that tell our history, it is crucial to remain up to date with legislation surrounding child protection and duty of care.

Designed for individuals and organisations in the museum and heritage sector, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including the Disclosure and Barring Service, the Duty to Refer and Working Together. confidence around child protection issues relevant to your setting.

Delivered in conjunction with the Royal Collection Trust and Windsor Castle Learning Team, this course is being offered at the special rate of £100 per person...

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"Most engaging and in-depth course I've been on for a long time. Really encouraged me to think how I can embed learning in the organisation infrastructure." 

Course Participant, 2016

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Understanding Behaviour: Supporting young people to achieve and succeed

10am-4:15pm, Wednesday 27th February, Metal, Peterborough

Essential training for anyone working directly with young people this course is being offered at the introductry rate of £120 per person.

Undertaking practical workshops and activities requires a broad understanding of youth culture and the issues surrounding young people’s lives. There are added pressures of working directly with young people at risk, one of which is having the skills, knowledge and experience to be able to support behaviour effectively and responsively...

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Thinking Differently: Creative Facilitation with Young People

10-4:15pm, Tuesday 12th February, Mac, Birmingham

This one-day course provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation. It aims to encourage, develop and inspire those with responsibility to lead others through a facilitative process, be it for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training. Throughout the day, we will be using a number of different interactive exercises and games in order to illustrate content.

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Does your organisation need up to date child protection and safeguarding training? Make your in-house booking now to receive 10% discount
  About Artswork Professional Development  

Our comprehensive training programme has been designed to meet all your needs in your work with young people. Courses taking place next year cover topics including mentoring, behavior management, child protection and safeguarding. A full list of courses now on sale can be found on the Training & Events page of our website.

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For an informal chat about your training needs, contact the Professional Development team at Artswork via / 02380 332 491.


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