5 September 2022
The destructive nature of Disney-esque beauty ideals
How both viewers and former Disney stars, such as Demi Lovato, remain haunted by the perfectionism of Disney’s beauty standards.
4 June 2022
Deconstructing abstract art: John Latham’s ‘Full Stop’ (1961)
Exploring whether abstract art can be considered as "art", through the discussion of John Latham's 'Full Stop' (1961).
28 March 2022
Alternative Careers in the Theatre Industry
Owning the spotlight on stage is not the only way to be a part of the rich history of theatre. Consider a career of the heroes behind the curtain who are there from the first finished script, to cleaning up the roses on closing night, and everything in between.
29 April 2020
Creativity during lockdown: A series
Running out of things to watch on Netflix? Not to fear, because over the next few weeks I'll be bringing you a series of interviews with creatives who have been performing online to satiate your lockdown boredom.
6 April 2020
How to do your Gold Arts Award at home
The year is 2020. A global pandemic has closed all schools, museums and theatres, buildings and venues. Only two things stand between you and achieving your Gold Arts Award. A stable internet connection, and your cat sitting on your keyboard.
30 March 2020
Running Arts Award Remotely
We recently took part in a webinar for Advisers about running Arts Award remotely – particularly in these times of limited contact. Here are some tips to support you in delivering or achieving an Arts Award.
6 January 2020
Top 10 visual artworks of the decade
From photography to street-art and paintings that challenge the norm, we’re taking a look at the most provocative visual art of the last decade.
27 September 2018
Reviewing is a skill, it’s also an honour. Artists let you in to their show, event or space in order to tell the world what you thought. An objective yet critical view is important - but it doesn’t give you any right to disrupt it or make anyone uncomfortable.
19 September 2018
New Reads: September
Looking for reading inspiration this month? Check out our round-up of what's going on in books this month!
17 September 2018
Five tips for using art to change the world from activist theatre troupe BP or Not BP?
Thinking of using art and creativity to make the world a better place? Here are a few tips from Danny of BP or Not BP? to get you started.
14 August 2018
Beyond ‘Curious Incident’, New Narratives of Autism by David Hartley
There’s a saying in the autism community: “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” There’s a serious humour at the heart of it, a wilful contradiction of logic spoken with an eyebrow raised that asks for change. It speaks to the frustration felt by autistic individuals who have seen the story of their identity told through harmful medical hypothesising, misguided neurotypical guesswork and deeply entrenched stereotyping – and usually by people who are not autistic.
6 July 2018
What we are reading: July
The best in books for July
2 June 2018
What we are reading: June
Find the books and adaptions that are making waves this June
4 May 2018
What we are reading in May
This month in books
9 February 2018
What goes on at BBC Ten Pieces
We catch up with Chloe Shrimpton, Project Manager for BBC Ten Pieces, about their nationwide events, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, online creative resources for Arts Award and a 4-meter high gnome puppet!
26 January 2018
'Want My Job?'… with Cicely Taylor - Project Manager
We speak to Cicely Taylor, Project Manager at Children & the Arts
5 January 2018
Top 10 Fiction Books of 2017
We look at the best books to hit the shelves in the past 12 months
24 October 2017
Artist Open Studio by V&A and Tate Digital Learning at MozFest
MozFest 2017 has invited 5 artists to address each of the five thematic issue areas of the festival (Web Literacy, Privacy and Security, Decentralization, Open Innovation, Digital Inclusion) through an installation and on-site labs. This is a perfect opportunity for Arts Award participants and achievers to meet professional artists!