The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) is providing funding through the Teacher Development Fund to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom. The programme will also embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.
The Fund will focus on approaches which involve any of the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including poetry; dance; design; film; music; opera; photography; digital arts and media; theatre and drama; the visual arts; and cross-arts practices.
Lead applicants may be:
- Charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profits companies active in the arts
- Primary schools operating in the state sector.
All applications will be required to demonstrate that solid partnerships are in place. Each partnership must include one or more arts/cultural organisations. PHF expect that a minimum of five and a maximum of ten schools will be involved in each project, regardless of whether the lead applicant is either an arts/cultural organisation or a school.
Some applicants may identify further relevant partners for their project such as a school improvement service, local authority or higher education institution.
Grants of up to £150,000 per partnership for two academic years are available.
Each year around six grants are awarded.
The deadline for applications is 29 November 2019.
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