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We're recruiting our next cohort of Culture and Arts Schools Experts

Many cultural organisations are experiencing a high degree of challenge in maintaining or developing members of staff who can dedicate themselves to schools work. Similarly, schools are also experiencing huge challenges to their ability to protect their arts and cultural provision and more than ever are in need of strong ambassadors for cultural education.

The CASE Programme Fellowship is an investment from Curious Minds designed to protect, nurture and develop a team of credible schools experts from within the North West’s cultural sector who can strengthen the ability of cultural organisations to work in partnership with schools. The CASE Fellows will take that passion and expertise with them as they develop as future leaders of learning departments, artistic director or managers of venues. Now in its fourth year, the impact of the programme is being felt across the region.

Part of the fellowship will include a school placement. Through our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Artsmark Network we have identified that many schools don’t believe that cultural organisations have the necessary skills and expertise to work effectively within SEND settings or with the increasing number of undiagnosed SEND pupils in mainstream schools. Therefore this year we are particularly interested in engaging with some arts and cultural organisations who want to develop their expertise in SEND.
 

CASE Cohort 3 - 2018/19

CASE has been a game changer for me. It has provided me with the opportunity for professional development and has given me the knowledge to unpick our organisation’s existing schools offer with a more critical eye. We are now extending partnerships to reframe our programme offers, which will feed into our education strategy.

- CASE Fellow Lauren Tucker – Cheshire Dance

I have gained confidence through the knowledge I have learnt from the fellowship. CASE has opened up opportunities for me within my organisation, as I have now moved into a more developmental role. I am thinking more about what we can do for artists and schools and I feel confident to contribute ideas to my team.

- CASE Fellow Jess Rotherham – The Old Courts

CASE has enhanced my educational knowledge, which has given me the confidence to contribute ideas around how our work with schools develops. My new expertise will feed into longer term funding proposals and I feel that I will be able to initiate future projects with greater confidence.

- CASE Fellow Lydia Burke – Venture Arts

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Curious Minds is currently recruiting for the 2019-20 CASE Fellowship programme.

To apply, please download the application form and CASE overview and send via email or to:
Hanna Lambert
Curious Minds
23-27 Guild Hall
Preston
PR1 1HR

Deadline: 16th September
Interviews: 1st and 2nd October in Preston
Mandatory residential: 5th to 7th November

We welcome applications from all people and we would particularly welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants. We are taking the positive action of offering an interview to all BAME and disabled applicants who meet the specified criteria in the CASE overview. Selection for the fellowship will be made on merit.

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