What is Arts Volunteering?
The Arts Society aims to inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of our arts heritage and its conservation.
London Area and Young People
Many children in our schools and colleges may never have experienced the excitement and educational stimulus that participating in a creative activity can provide.
We encourage our member societies to initiate and fund Arts activities locally to give young people the opportunity to gain practical experience of the arts.
The Arts Representatives can help London societies with grants to support projects designed to introduce young people to the decorative and fine arts, or enthuse them through exhibitions of their own work. Projects may be in schools, local colleges or local museums and galleries.
Some examples of London Area Societies Arts Activities
Funding a visiting artist to work with primary school pupils to silk screen a school banner; to work in felt wall hangings associated with literacy learning;. to work with local primary pupils to express ideas of what made them happy or sad to inspire sculptures to brighten the entrance to their school.
Giving a grant to renovate a kiln at a local school and to fund a teacher on a course to learn how to run it, as well as a visiting artist to work with the first children to experience pottery-making as a new part of their school curriculum.
Giving art materials for pupils at a local school to paint a large mural.
Supporting a Hospital Education Department to produce creative projects for young patients.
Funding a Youth Theatre Production connecting older people’s reminiscences to schoolchildren.
Giving grants to the educational charity Magic Lantern to take their inspirational art presentations into schools.
Funding transport to enable primary school children to attend the borough’s new expanded arts facility, or visit a museum..
Some examples of London Area Major Arts Activities
London Area has an important second strand to its Arts activities. This involves working with major London galleries and museums to provide and fund special events for young people in the capital.
Dulwich Picture Gallery----for many years, Master Classes were funded, giving local A level students the opportunity to expand their drawing and painting experience, and enhance their presentation portfolios. Click on this http://youtu.be/EcV__xI2i1Q to see the Dulwich Master class in action.
The Wallace Collection--with the gallery,we provided an opportunity for students to investigate careers in the arts world.
In the National Portrait Gallery in 2009, a week-long summer school gave gifted and talented students the valuable opportunity to work with artists to develop sketchbook skills and to use a wide range of media and a series of themes to generate a body of work in an intensive studio based programme.
Victoria and Albert Museum---participation in the autumn activities for students interested in art or design careers.
Whitechapel Gallery---supporting students developing their portfolios.
If you would to know more look at the website, www.theartssociety.org