Creative and Media Diploma in Cambridge and Norwich (Phase 2)
Young people from Cambridge schools respond to delegates' questions at our Creative and Media Diploma seminar: (c) Robert Piwko
Phase 2 of our commission from Arts Council England, East and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills began in November 2009 and continues into the current period.
The purpose of Phase Two is to draw on the experience of Phase One and to develop one or more strategic frameworks or replicable models for the structuring and delivery of the performing arts employer engagement section of the Diploma. Specifically we will seek to develop sustainable financial frameworks within which this work can successfully take place.
Employer focus groups have been set up in both Cambridge and Norwich, consisting of arts employers who are Arts Council funded, NSA members or otherwise key providers in each region. The response to the invitation to join the groups was very positive, with 22 arts organisations agreeing to participate. The responsibility of each group has been to discuss key topics around employer engagement in the Creative and Media Diploma and reach a consensus on the strategy.
Following this, Arts Inform has developed strategic frameworks or replicable models for the structuring and delivery of the performing arts employer engagement section of the Diploma. Specifically we have sought to develop sustainable financial frameworks within which this work can successfully take place.
The Norwich employer focus group has met four times and the Cambridge group has met three times, with a fourth meeting due on 2nd July 2010. This exceeds the original plan of three meetings per group, the extra meetings having been arranged at the request of the participants. The meetings have been positive and well-received, with many employers expressing a wish to develop CMD-related work.
Arts Inform is working on two case studies of work-related learning projects in each area. These will act as model projects and related resources to be available for dissemination. The resources will be published on the NSA website.
The final seminar for performing arts organisations and teachers has been arranged to present the outcome of the second phase of the project to a wider audience in the East Region. It will take place on Tuesday, 13th July and will include presentations, sharing of work and networking. Please click here for more information and to book a place.
The results of Phase 2 will be published online in Summer 2010. For more information please contact us.