Connections is an arts membership scheme which provides schools with free support and guidance to help with arts development. The scheme can also provide a range of activity including artist in residency workshops that are tailored for each school.

  • Schools just starting their journey in the arts
  • Schools more experienced or confident in working within the arts
  • Schools aiming to increase achievement of their pupils
  • Schools applying for or delivering against Artsmark targets
  • Schools who want to embed Arts Award
Features Connections Free Connections+ £329 P/Y
First step support - a phone consultation at a time convenient to you Y Y
Access to a network, a family of schools which is endorsed by Durham County Council Y Y
Access to the Forge website with a range of useful information, advice and guidance Y Y
Membership certificate Y Y
Arts in residence (AIR) (One day included in connections+ Additional cost: £220 per AIR day Y
Arts policy seminar - find out what an arts policy is and the benefits of having one - Y
Start of the school term - share your success in the arts with the north east - Y
Early-bird priority booking opportunities for The Forge's programme including Brass education support - Y
Membership certificate Y Y
Cultural sector careers calendar of events designed for Primary (year 6) and Secondary (year 11) pupils - Additional cost:£100 per half day
Arts award: buy an adviser depending on setting's project (based on 15hrs contact time - Additional cost:£290
Artsmark one to one surgeries Y Additional cost £40
Arts policy one to one surgeries Y Additional cost £40
Arts award one to one surgeries Y Additional cost £40

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