How to be part of Shout Out for the Arts

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Explore how students and teachers can get involved with Shout Out for the Arts Warwickshire, for free!

Shout Out for the Arts is the first ever youth-led Cultural Education Partnership in the country. The aim of the partnership is to give the children and young people of Warwickshire a voice to ‘shout’ for access to arts and culture.

We need individuals, students, teachers and schools from the following areas to help make the project happen:

  • Rugby
  • Nuneaton & Bedworth
  • North Warwickshire
  • Central Warwickshire
  • Stratford-upon-Avon

You can get involved in one of two ways.

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An Arts Ambassador school workshop for Shout Out for the Arts.

1. Young Arts Ambassadors & Teacher Ambassadors

Information for teachers

Students from key stages 2 – 5 can become a Young Arts Ambassador through your school. We are looking for up to 100 young people across Warwickshire who are keen to develop their leadership skills and bring creativity to their school or community.

Young Arts Ambassador will be given training, support and resources to help them be their own cultural leaders. They will create and produce key events across the county that might include competitions, podcasts, open mic-nights and more.

We are looking for students from key stages 2 – 5 who are attending school in Warwickshire. They will:

  • Want to make change in their community.
  • Be passionate about wanting their voice to be heard
  • Respect others and be caring.
  • Be a good team player, cooperative, reliable, engaging and inspiring.
  • Have an interest in anything with an arts focus – art, dance, drama or music.

In these school workshops, your Young Arts Ambassadors will meet and work with Shout Out for the Arts practitioners. Some of these practitioners will be part of cultural organisations and venues in Warwickshire. The workshops are normally around 2 hours long and could take place in school time or after school.

There are also opportunities for teachers to become Teacher Ambassadors too. As well as Art Ambassador training for you and your students, you as a teacher will receive:

  • Support and networking opportunities.
  • Improved links to local cultural organisations who offer cultural learning opportunities.
  • Invites to exhibitions.
  • Tickets to productions.
  • Access to termly CPDL (Continuing Professional Development and Learning) online and in person workshops.
  • Opportunities to help lead Shout Out for the Arts into its next stage.

If you are a teacher and think you or your students would want to be part of Shout Out for the Arts, then please get in touch!

The workshops, training and supplies are at no cost to the teacher or school.

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Our last Youth Board meeting at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

2. Youth Board

Information for young people aged 9–25.

We are also looking for anyone aged between 9 and 25 to be part of the Shout Out for the Arts Youth Board. You will attend regular meetings to make decisions about and steer the direction of the entire project.

If you have really enjoyed being a Young Arts Ambassador, this is an additional way to make change happen and be part of something exciting in Warwickshire.

If you’re under 18, please ask a responsible adult to get in touch via email

If you’re 18-25, drop us an email directly.

We hope to have you as part of our journey!

Header photo by Annie Spratt, Unsplash.

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