Online Arts and Education Resources

 ‘The internet opens up immense possibilities to access resources, explore sources and engage with real-life issues’.

Donaldson Report

 

The Creative Learning Hwb is a collaborative venture between the Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales which gives teachers and the cultural sector a central digital hub to forge stronger links and form partnerships. A distinct zone on Hwb, (the Welsh Government’s Learning platform for teachers), it includes arts and creativity for teachers resources, case studies and examples of best practice, an events calendar, a newsfeed from creative partners publicising CPD opportunities and a community area to assist collaboration and sharing, between schools and the arts sector. 

 

Learning Wales is the Welsh Government Education Department (Dfes) online resource for educators to support the improvement of standards in learning across Wales. Carries detailed information about the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF).

 

Cultural Resources for Schools is Arts Council England’s database of teaching resources for creative and cultural education signposting resources from arts organisations, museums and education specialists. You can search by subject area or (English Curriculum) Key Stage.

Culture Street is a wide-ranging website designed to introduce young people to contemporary artists, writers, curators, performers and their work. Funded by Arts Council England, it has dedicated sections for Art, Stage, Museums and Books and includes young people’s reviews of shows and exhibitions.

Art UK (Formerly: Your Paintings) is the online home for public art collections in the UK. It is a joint initiative between the Public Catalogue Foundation (now known as Art UK), 3,000 museums and other art collections, and the BBC.

Lightbox is an online resource for art teachers and students jointly developed in Wales by Ffotogallery and the WJEC. It brings together contemporary art, artists, current teaching practice and a range of assessment tool which feed directly into the objectives of the WJEC Art and Design programme. 

BBC’s Ten Pieces - aims to open up the world of classical music to children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music through composition, dance or digital art.

 

People's Collection Wales – brings together documents, videos and stories about the history and heritage of Wales and its people. It draws together the digital collections of the main heritage institutions in Wales, alongside content from smaller museums, archives and libraries. Encourages users to contribute their own stories.

Ffilm Cymru’s database of film, media and digital resources – a toolbox to help promote education through film.

Into Film has downloadable film guides and provides access to a wide range of films to schools. The organisation also provides training in the use of film to develop literacy skills, in English and Welsh.

Planet Dance from The PlaceFour short animated films demystifying the world of contemporary dance. Very accessible.

 

Princes Foundation for the Children and the Arts 

A series of rich and practical arts education teaching resources suitable from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 3. Spanning creative writing and storytelling, the visual arts, dance, theatre and music, these downloadable guides offer practical lesson ideas as well as advice on preparing for a visit to a theatre. Children and Arts and/or Princes Foundation