Network Activity


‘A2: Connect Noticeboard’ is the centre of the Arts & Education Network Central south region’s universe! A showcase for the best arts & education activity in your area. The place to find out who is doing what, where and when, to sign up to training and other opportunities coming up.

Professional Development & Courses for Teachers and Artists

High quality training for teachers and artists on school based arts activity developing skills and techniques at a variety of levels. We’ll be creating and commissioning a variety of types of training, finding out what courses artists and educators in the area want to see and providing opportunities for them to train together.

Events, Meetings & Connections

A2 Connect provides the conduit for teachers and artists to come together whether through digital means or good old face to face meetings, forums conferences or marketplace events. We will hold a termly network meeting in the region as well as collaborating on larger conferences, study visits and local forums.

Arts & Education Projects

Specially commissioned exemplar and research projects that champion the arts in schools. Seeking to establish new relationships between artists, arts organisations, educational institutions and schools, we will particularly target work with those schools that do currently do not have much contact with artists or experience of instigating arts projects or residencies.

Arts Champions, Advice and Advocacy

The Arts Champions are a team of advocates for the arts who promote, showcase and develop new approaches to the arts in education. Initially our Arts Champions will be teachers and or teaching assistants who are passionate about the arts. The network team will also be available to give support and advice and if you need a specific type of artist we will be able to put you in touch with one or someone who knows one at the very least!