Funding

The Arts and Education Network: South East Wales has three funding streams that have been devised to support arts activity in schools in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport or Torfaen. 

The funds are open to network members are as follows:

  • Teachers working in a school located in one of the five counties who can produce proof of employment and address  
  • Teachers living in one of the five counties who can provide proof of address
  • Artists who live in one of the five counties who can provide proof of address
  • Arts educators working in
    • arts
    • culture
    • heritage organisations
    who can provide proof of employment and address based in one of the five counties

 

Innovation Seed Fund

Individual network members can apply for £1000 to research and develop an arts project to be used within a school. The project application must demonstrate clearly how the money will be spent in terms of materials and time. Artists must demonstrate that they will liaise with teachers/ education experts in the development of their projects. Teachers must demonstrate that they will liaise with an artist or cultural professional in the development of their project.

A proviso of getting the funding is that the projects will be published on this website and the Creative Learning Zone on Hwb.

 

Network Member Visit Fund

Individual network members can apply for up to £250 to cover the costs of a cultural or educational visit to somewhere outside of the region. The visit must have relevance to the applicant’s continuing professional development, or the remit of the network (to find and disseminate best practice art in education projects). Visits could be to exhibitions, theatre productions, schools, conferences or to meet education theorists.

All successful applicants will be required to write a short blog post about their visit to be published on this website and the Creative Learning Portal – Hwb. This is in support of the network’s aim of fostering a culture of sharing information.

The blog post will outline:

  • what they visited
  • why they visited it
  • what impact did the visit have on their practice
  • what aspect they may potentially use within their own practice