How we work with cultural practitioners
Cultural practitioners have specialist knowledge of how make and share truly engaging and enriching creative and cultural experiences with others.
This group of people includes artists and community engagement specialists working in museums, galleries, theatres, dance and drama companies and festivals, as well as freelance artists, performers or writers.
- Training and support - in the fundamentals of teaching artistry and pedagogy, as well as for the delivery of youth-focused frameworks like Arts Award, through which they can help young people develop creative and leadership skills.
- Curious Kitbag - a package of simple, practical tips and advice for brand new grassroots organisations and freelance practitioners, who are looking to take their next steps and improve their business models.
- The CASE Fellowship - a year-long leadership development programme, designed to created a talent pool of credible schools specialists, working in the North West’s arts, heritage and libraries sector.
- Events, advocacy and intelligence - Our sector-focused events, conferences and networks facilitate meaningful connections and information exchange between creative and cultural practitioners; underpinning the foundations of a cultural education workforce that is skills-rich and self-sustaining. In 2020, our intervention through Bridging the Gap rapid response bursaries, at a time of National crisis provided targeted support to shore-up and invest in this eco-system for future growth.
Researching our impact on cultural practitioners
Improved skills and knowledge
Better understanding of other sectors
Were trusted with more responsibilities
Better equipped to work with young people that are missing out on culture
Better knowledge and understanding of how to use culture in an educational setting
Improved ability to communicate with schools
Increasing confidence as advocates for arts and culture
Were seen as experts in the field of cultural education
Were more able to influence others
What cultural practitioners told us
I have more responsibilities such as writing our education strategy and heading up education.
of cultural practitionerssaid they had increased their ability to implement cultural education
I have put forward my ideas about how I feel our organisation should adapt our approach to working with schools. These have been listened to and implemented.
of cultural practitionerssaid they had increased their knowledge and skills
Work will say I am the expert in schools work for the organisation.