March 2019


Cultural Cities and Cities of Culture  Monday 4 March 2019 16:30 – 18:30 Stage@leeds, University of Leeds

Alice Borchi (Lecturer in Creative Industries, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds) will chair a discussion with Chenine Bhathena (Creative Director, Coventry 2021) and Jonathan Todd (Chief Economist, BOP consulting) on the relationship between cities and culture.
This event explores the impact of culture on cities from several different points of view, from economics to wellbeing, and the conditions that are necessary for culture to thrive in an urban setting.  This is a free event.


Leeds City Music Forum 2019  Tuesday 5th March 2019, 9.30am – 5.00pm Leeds Town Hall

Leeds City Music Forum is a new annual event to support the direction of Music:Leeds activity, and provide the opportunity for all stakeholders in the Leeds music scene to have their say, offering feedback on important issues impacting the role and profile of music in the city. Attendees will be invited to propose items for discussion on the day. Confirmed speakers for 2019 City Music Forum include:

The registration fee for this event is Pay What You Can – with a recommended donation of £5 to contribute towards refreshments and lunch.


Artsmark Briefing – Leeds  Tuesday 12 March 2019, Leeds Church Institute, Leeds

IVE invites schools in West Yorkshire to attend an Artsmark Briefing on 12th March to discover the new Artsmark process and how it will benefit your children and young people.
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It helps schools to plan and deliver a high quality arts and cultural education, whatever the starting point. It also provides them with an excellent way to demonstrate this and gives them access to exceptional resources.

The session is open to teachers, subject coordinators, governor and senior management representatives. The Briefing is FREE for all schools and is a great way to find out about Artsmark and its benefits.


Artsmark Development Day  Thursday 14 March 2019, 10:00 AM – 15:30 PM The Art House, Wakefield

Artsmark Development Days are an essential part of the new Artsmark process. During this full day’s training you will begin to explore how you can plan to use arts and culture to meet your whole-school priorities, with the support of our Artsmark experts.  This free session is for schools that have registered with Artsmark only.


Budgeting and Fundraising for work with Young People in the Arts and Cultural Sector  Tuesday 26 March 2019, 10:00 AM – Wednesday 27 March 2019, 4:15 PM, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

This practical two day course is designed to help you identify, and apply for, funding for your creative and cultural projects.  It is ideal for anyone working in the arts and cultural sectors looking to identify and apply for funding for projects with children and young people
Course places are £150 per person for two days of training, this includes lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance.


Young People, Skills and Prospects in Employment Friday 29 March 2019, 09.30AM – 4.15PM, Leeds Civic Hall

A conference co-hosted by the University of Leeds and Leeds City Council. In a context of increasing concerns about skills shortages and worsening job prospects for many young people, multiple interventions seek to improve young people’s pathways from school and college into employment, raise skill levels and promote inclusive growth. Whilst such ambitions are at the heart of national and local agendas they are situated within contexts of enormous complexity and challenge. These include difficulties of coordination across key stakeholders, linked capacity issues, entrenched social inequalities and barriers to inclusion, and limits to supply side policy solutions.
This one day conference will focus on these issues in the Leeds City context. It will bring to bear national as well as city expertise and evidence, and explore a range of approaches which seek to enhance young people’s pathways, skills and prospects. We will document the kind of research evidence and strategies which could further support policy and practice, and aim to facilitate a new network and ongoing collaborations.


April 2019

Marketing Projects for Young People in the Arts and Cultural sector  Tuesday 30 April 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

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.
Ideal for anyone marketing projects and programmes for young people in the creative, cultural and heritage sectors
Course places are £120 per person, including lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate.


May 2019

Northern Music Education Hub Conference 2019  Wednesday 1 May 2019, 9:45 – 16:00, Leeds Town Hall

The 2019 Northern MEH Conference will focus on Workforce Development, Diversity and Digital – with the question running throughout of ‘What’s Stopping Us?’. You will have time to reflect on diversity and unconscious bias both within your organisation and in the work you deliver with, by and for children and young people. We will explore good practice examples from across a range of settings and consider how digital impacts on music in the wider world and what opportunities that might present for your work with children and young people. There will also be space for reflection, discussion and ‘next steps’ planning.
Presenters include DJ School, Yorkshire Sound Women, John O’Hallahan (Calderdale College Music Dept), Nordoff Robins, Paul Whittaker, Ocean Sparks, Kycker, Miranda Arieh and others plus special performances from Park Community Academy Brass Band and a local SEND choir.

Hub leads from Northern Music Education Hubs are welcome to book two free places, for themselves and a colleague, in the first instance. More tickets per Hub may be available closer to the date of the event.


Measuring Impact: Evaluating projects with, for and by young people  Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

Designed to help you cultivate meaningful and beneficial modes of evaluating creative projects with young people, this course will guide you through creative examples and useful case studies as you prepare to develop and review your own evaluation processes and models.It is ideal for individuals and organisations developing and delivering projects for, with and by children and young people
Course places are £120 per person, including lunch, refreshments and a certificate of attendance for each delegate.


June 2019

Young People, the Arts, and Mental Health – a Cultural Institute conference Thursday 20 June 2019 at NEXUS, University of Leeds

The Cultural Institute’s second one-day annual Arts and Health conference aims share research, evidence, policy and practice with practitioners, researchers and young people themselves. We hope to attract a wide range of perspectives and experiences to explore the conference question: “How can we work with children and young people (aged 0-25 years) to improve mental health outcomes through cultural participation?”
Educators, youth workers, public health practitioners, people with lived experience, researchers, artists, cultural sector professionals, and third sector organisations will all benefit from attending the symposium. If you would like to contribute to the programme, please download the call for contributions for more information.

The conference is free to attend, please email to register your interest.


July 2019

Child Protection & Safeguarding in the Arts and Cultural Sectors Thursday 4 July 2019 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM, Yorkshire Dance

Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including the Disclosure and Barring service, the Duty to Refer and Working Together.
The day will provide in-depth practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues, within the context of developing and delivering creative and cultural projects for children and young people. The course also includes a “safe touch” section, exploring how child protection guidelines can be maintained within more physical art forms such as dance and theatre.
Course places are £150 per person. ENYAN newsletter subscribers receive an exclusive 10% discount Limited bursaries are also available.


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