Sky Arts Access All Arts Week

From Sky Arts

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): All of UK

Sky Arts Access All Arts Week is a nationwide arts week for primary schools that runs from 19th  – 23rd June 2023The theme for this year’s Access All Arts Week is ‘Identity’.

Working with leading arts organisations and a host of artists – including Joseph Coelho, MC Grammar, Liz Pichon, Onjali Q. Rauf and Benjamin Zephaniah – Access All Arts Week will provide a ready-made programme of free learning materials covering five different areas of artistic expression, each containing two different art forms:

  • Sounds – Singing and Instruments
  • Marks – 2D Mark Making and 3D Mark Making
  • Words – Poetry and Storytelling
  • Images – Photography and Filmmaking
  • Moves – Movement and Drama

Each module can be taught individually as a stand-alone unit or can be joined together to form a longer programme. Resources are designed to be easily adapted so that teachers can make the week their own. All resources will be available on the website by May 2023.

Cost: Free with registration.

About Sky Arts: Sky Arts is a free-to-air television channel dedicated to bringing art to more people across the UK. It works in partnership with cultural organisations to champion creative talent and showcase the best in music, theatre, dance, literature, opera and the visual arts.

Further resources:

  • For schools interested in running an in-school poetry workshop, The Poetry Society offers a service matching poets to their requirements. Find out more here.
  • The Society for Storytelling has a directory of storytellers that includes practitioners who provide in-school events.
  • The Story Seekers is a free creative literacy and oracy project for primary schools created by the National Theatre in partnership with the Unicorn Theatre each term. Find out more here.
  • Explore more resources to support the teaching of poetry.

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