The Artis blog explores the idea of transforming education through the performing arts. Guest writers from across the industry discuss creativity in primary education and advise readers on how they can use music, drama and movement to explore the core curriculum in their primary schools.

Our impact: infographic

Did you know Artis has worked with more than half a million children across over 750 schools in the past 14 years? This fun infographic tells you more about Artis’ impact and why our work is crucial.

20 Apr 2018
Reflections on You, Me, Together

Artis Specialist Martha (Kablam) reflects on the You, Me, Together project which was a mental health and wellbeing commission by the Milton Keynes Cultural Education Partnership, MK Council Public Health and the Milton Keynes CCG.

12 Apr 2018
Art is… Essential

Following years of squeezed school budgets and the narrowing of the curriculum, arts activities at primary schools are in severe decline. The last “Taking Part” Survey published by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport found participation in the arts among primary-age children down by a third.

22 Mar 2018
Giggle’s Artis Story

Grace (Giggle) has been an Artis Specialist for over 7 years and is also an Artis Mentor, providing support and guidance to Artis Specialists working in schools across London. Grace tells us her story about how she became a professional performing artist with a portfolio career as an actor, arts […]

15 Feb 2018
Mental health & wellbeing in schools

“In order to help their pupils succeed; schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy” Department of Education, 2014 It is reported that 1 in 10 children aged 5 to 16 years old experience issues with mental health, with up to half of […]

08 Feb 2018
Chime’s Artis Story

Stuart (Chime) has been an Artis Specialist for over 12 years. He was in our second ever cohort of Specialists, and has since been a Mentor and a Mentor Leader. We asked Stuart about his time with Artis, and his career as an artist and an arts educator.

22 Jan 2018 Stu Barter
Chuckle’s Artis Story

Amy (Chuckle) has been an Artis Specialist for over 4 years and works in one of our partner schools in Manchester.  We asked Amy about her time with Artis and her life as a performing artist.

04 Dec 2017 Chuckles
Monitoring and Evaluating the Impact of Arts in Schools

Let me preface this blog by telling you that we are going to be discussing the collection and analysis of data to assess the impact of creativity in the curriculum… but STOP, WAIT, stick with us for moment before you return to the Best 100 Funny Cat videos! We’ve tried to make this as easy to digest as possible, and it should give you some guidance for monitoring creative provision in your own classroom.

27 Sep 2017 Artis Core Skills Icon
Adventures in the instrument cupboard

We’ve all seen those mysterious unmarked doors in the corner of the school hall. The door refuses to open (the key was said to be lost in 1975), there’s a strange smell and a growling noise emanating from within; it’s almost certainly haunted in there. In fact, it’s the instrument cupboard. But fear not, brave traveller, for the instrument cupboard is a treasure trove, bursting with creative potential waiting to be unleashed…

13 Jun 2017
Mime, rhyme, science time

Making science come to life with a real bang can sometimes leave you worried about what chemical reaction you might have on your hands. Talk too much and the session might fizzle out. Go too practical and you run the risk of creating a catalyst of events which is super fun but has no content. So why, I hear you ask, would you even attempt to introduce the performing arts into the mixture?

08 May 2017

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