AmaSing projects can support your school on their journey to achieve ArtsMark and Arts Awards.
AmaSIng has become a partner with Artsmark and is working closely with Curious Minds to develop more opportunities to develop Arts in schools in Chester and surrounding areas.
Currently AmaSing has funded for 34 schools to be registerd for Artsmark in their projects in 2019.
Artsmark and Arts Award are the Arts Council England’s flagship programmes for schools and children and young people, supported by Curious Minds.Artsmark and Arts Award are the Arts Council England’s flagship programmes for schools and children and young people, supported by Curious Minds.
- Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. • Artsmark provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum.
- Schools are supported throughout their Artsmark journey by the regional Bridge Organisation Curious Minds) providing training, advice, practical teaching resources and introductions to leading cultural organisations in your area.
- Schools are awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum, based on their achievements.
- Artsmark has a common sense application process that is light on paperwork and flexible to each school.
AmaSing has funded and supported over 800 children to gain their Discover Arts Award level through their projects in 2019. Arts Awards unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills. Open to anyone aged up to 25, Arts Award embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through working towards an award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment. Arts Award motivates and celebrates young people’s artistic achievements. Young people can achieve an award through any arts, media or cultural activity, developing knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms. Young people can choose to focus on only one art form, e.g. music, or a combination. Discover and Explore levels are appropriate for Primary aged children.
Arts Award Discover & Explore
ARTS AWARD DISCOVER:
Arts Award Discover is an introductory award open to children and young people aged up to 25.Arts Award Discover is an introductory award open to children and young people aged up to 25.To achieve an Arts Award Discover, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:
- Participating in arts activities
- Researching artists and their work
- Sharing their arts discoveries
ARTS AWARD EXPLORE:
Entry Level Award in the Arts (Entry 3) – Qualification number: 600/3894/9Arts Award Explore is an Entry Level (Entry 3) qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is open to children and young people aged up to 25.To achieve an Arts Award Explore, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:
- Actively participating in a range of arts activities including a personal response about what has inspired them about taking part
- A range of arts organisations, artists and their work
- Creativity and arts skills through making art work
- What they have enjoyed and/or achieved and their presentation of this to other
Amasing Fusion 2020
Over the 10 days there will be more than 3000 children performing a selection of songs celebrating Diversity, difference and being unique in a selection of professional venues including Storyhouse Chester, The William Aston Hall Wrexham and The Floral Pavilion New Brighton. Many of the songs are brand new and been especially composed for the project by children and communities. Some of the unique songs composed this year are “Be who you wanna be” and Gyda’n gilydd which have now also been sung by children around the world in Australia, Georgia and India. Many of our songs are written in aid of charities. Over the years we have supported Macmillian Cancer Support, Young Minds Uk and Dementia UK. This year we are supporting The Chester Countess of Chester Hospital and SEN charities. We always work in collaboration with Chester Zoo and support their new campaigns. This year the children will be singing a song called Wildlife Connections written by Ashley Fayth for it. All songs sung are accompanied by a brilliant professional band led by composer Andrew Smith. Alongside the concerts we run many different arts workshops for children, young people, families, student teachers, teachers, adults with learning difficulties and elderly developing skills and opportunities in music, art, dance, drama, poetry and creative writing. The celebratory concerts showcase all the work that has been achieved in the workshops. It is always AmaSing night !!