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Who is A2: Connect? We are all A2: Connect.

27.04.17
We are all A2 Connect video

People have asked us exactly what A2:Connect is, so this is a blog post to explain what we do, what we stand for. Hopefully, you will share it with your colleagues, friends and wider networks.

Who is A2: Connect?

We are all A2: Connect. We are the network of artists, teachers and everyone else interested in promoting the arts in education. That could also include: museum education officers; gallery educators; parents; or arts, education, heritage or cultural organisations.

We are a network of people sharing opportunities, knowledge and support, to educate young people creatively.

We, A2:Connect, are supported and driven by the Arts Active Trust. People like Dave Baxter and Bryony Harris.

Our mission is to grow this network of all of us, so that we collaborate more, and make a real difference.

If I’m in the network, what do I do?

Everyone has an opportunity.

  • If you educate children, you can give an artist the opportunity to share their knowledge, inspiration and time with your pupils.
  • If you are in the arts, you can give a school the opportunity to bring your creativity, skills and art to their young learners.

We will encourage each other to share those opportunities by:

  • Attending network events enabling members to meet each other
  • Finding and talking to each other on social media
  • Signing up to the mailing list

We cover the central south Wales region that includes: Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan areas. We welcome interest and involvement from anyone, living, working and creating in and near these areas.

So sign up to the newsletter, follow and like us on social media and think about what you’ve got to offer the network!

5 Responses

  1. I am a Fluent Welsh speaking textile artist based in Penarth. I have over a decade teaching art at schools in North London and West Sussex. In January this year I started working as creative practitioner for the arts council if wales lead creative schools scheme at a Pencoed Primary School. The work produced during this project was showcased at The Hearth Gallery, Llandough Hospital in April and featured on S4c’s Prynhawn Da. It goes on to be exhibited with my own work at the world famous Saatchi Gallery in September. I have been invited by the campaign for creativity to exhibit my work at the Stitch and Knit show, Alexandra Palace in October this year, where I will also give a talk with the teachers at Pencoed Primary about the arts council of wales project. My artwork is stitched, printed and painted and depicts mainly urban landscape themes. I exhibit regularly and receive regular private and public commissions. I am also experienced in prop making and enjoy working on props and 3D projects with schools. I would welcome the opportunity to work with other school groups in the future in both Welsh language and English schools.

  2. Hi Arts Active,

    I heard about the network and I would like to attend any networking events. Also, I would like to get in touch with Tom about the a2 Criw Celf with a view to setting up some projects. I teach at Llanover Hall and am based at Cardiff Print Workshop. I would like to offer workshops and projects in illustration, printmaking, painting, drawing, textiles and ceramics.

    I have signed up to your newsletter and hope that you will be in touch.

    Best wishes,

    Bev Gil-Cervantes

  3. RCT Creative Writers Group Facebook
    Trying to contact Helen Reynolds
    If interested
    We are a group of Past and Present Carers within RCT who get together once a month at the Pontypridd Museum to share our love of Creative Writing.
    We are open to all who share a love of short stories and poetry,.
    We are involved in the Ystrad Stories Project
    Following Rhondda artist Ernest Zobole’s landscape paintings of the Rhondda, a trail with audio recordings of our stories will take place on Saturday, 22 July at 11 am from Partridge Square, Llwynypia to Penrhys where at 1 pm there will be a performance of our stories by Avant Cymru
    Thanking you for your time,and for reading this

    Ann Davies
    Member of RCT Creative Writers Group

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