Connections is the simplest way for schools to engage with Forge artists. If you have a project in mind already, we can help you find the right artist to deliver it in school, or we can work with you from the start to build a new programme or residency from scratch.

Our artists can support you to enrich your curriculum offer for children. They can work your pupils create inspirational learning spaces, or to create magnificent pieces of art. They can also work with your teachers to improve skills and confidence. Because we work across a range of art forms (visual arts, music, writing, dance and drama) we can help you select the right artist for your needs.

Connections can help:

  • Schools just starting their journey in the arts
  • Schools more experienced or confident in working within the arts
  • Schools planning their Artsmark journeys
  • Schools who want to embed Arts Awards into their offer
  • Schools looking for ways to enrich their SMSC and curricular offers

“The children had a fantastic time… The work they have produced from the session is brilliant and they are extremely proud of what they have done. Thank you so much for helping me organise the event”
Year 4 Teacher, Abbey Federation Junior School.

“We had a great, intensive time….The artist worked well with each of the mixed year groups, engaging with their ideas and suggestions with due consideration and understanding. She also had a good sense of humour. The sand painting technique was fascinating and the process was successful, producing some very colourful, textural works.”
Head of Art, Gosforth Central Middle School

“The artist was great with the children and I think some of the children who were maybe a bit reluctant beforehand, have changed their views and really enjoyed it. We would definitely have her back.”
Class Teacher, Swansfield Park Primary