The Artis team, as well as a host of guest writers from across the industry discuss creativity, learning and wellbeing, and advise readers on how they can use music, drama and movement to explore the core curriculum in schools.

What is being an Artis Specialist really like?

By Jennifer Carss (Twinkle) The life of a freelance performer is a funny old thing. One minute you’re dressed up as a sheep singing a heart-felt country ballad to a group of toddlers. The next you’re bleary eyed, serving poached eggs to flustered hotel guests. What a pleasant surprise then, […]

14 Nov 2023
PE, Sport and Physical Activity: How Artis can help bring ‘additional and sustainable improvements’ to schools

By Wendy Steatham (Whirl) & Carys Barnes (Cuckoo) The government has confirmed the continuation of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding for 23/24 and 24/25 as part of its vision that all children have access to a high-quality and broad range of physical education. An update to the Department […]

17 Oct 2023
Here is what’s coming up in Autumn term…

As we welcome in the new academic year, we wanted to bring you a few highlights for you to look forward to over the Autumn term.

13 Sep 2023
Harvesting Creativity: Artis Summer Training 2023 Recap

Last week marked an exciting date in Artis Foundation’s annual calendar as we embarked on our residential training event at the beautiful Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Artis Specialists, Specialist Leaders, Mentors and our management team gathered together alongside consultant educators to discover, inspire, and build on our creative learning practice.

31 Aug 2023
The Art of Oracy

Our Partnerships Manager, Carys (Cuckoo) explores oracy, why it should be a priority, and how Artis can support schools through our creative weekly programme. Oracy is the word on educator’s lips, pun intended. Through my weekly meetings with Headteachers and Senior Leadership Teams this academic year, a major theme has […]

31 Jul 2023
Our Latest Teaching Resource: I sense there is something more to this… by Kablam

In our latest Teaching Resource, available to download via the link here, Artis Specialist Martha (Kablam) offers some exciting, creative ideas of how to improve pupils’ creating writing skills by using their senses as inspiration.

14 Jun 2023 Enchanted Garden
Enriching Cultural Settings through Creative Learning Partnerships

By Carys Barnes (Cuckoo)   At Artis Foundation, we are passionate about delivering captivating and enriching creative sessions for children and young people. We work in schools across the country, offering a year-long creative programme that integrates performing arts sessions into the curriculum. However, our impact extends far beyond the […]

07 Jun 2023
One donation, twice the impact – The Big Give Kind2Mind Campaign 2023

We were delighted to have been chosen to take part in the Big Give’s Kind2Mind Campaign this May. During this fundraising campaign, the Big Give kindly matched all donations that were made to Artis between 15-21 May 2023, meaning that each donation had twice the impact as the amount was […]

02 Jun 2023
Case Study: Artis at Keir Hardie

Keir Hardie Primary School, Newham implemented Artis sessions for their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) children in Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2). The aim was to engage and empower children through arts-based activities, adapting creative teaching to the children’s learning styles, and creating a safe […]

23 May 2023
Understanding impact is a marathon, not a sprint

We are so pleased to have been able to work with Pro Bono Economics to understand the impact Artis has on the children we reach through our work. In his latest blog, ‘Understanding impact is a marathon, not a sprint’, their Chief Economist Jon Franklin explains how we have continued […]

05 May 2023

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