News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

Trinity College announce the 'Artsbox' - your Arts Award space

Trinity College London has announced the national rollout of Artsbox, a brand new digital portfolio space for Arts Award.

Artsbox enables children and young people working towards an Arts Award to create an online portfolio and to share their creative work and experiences with their Arts Award adviser, friends and others in their Arts Award centre.

It’s free to use and makes collecting evidence for Arts Award easy and fun.  Young people (known as artists on Artsbox) can upload video, audio, photographs and documents onto Artsbox to showcase their creative work and a linked app means they can collate and share on the move, too.

Arts Award advisers can share ideas with individuals or groups, feedback, track progress and assess work online with Artsbox.  

Artsbox has been developed with and tested by 500 young people from 25 Arts Award centres during autumn 2013 ready for its national rollout today.

Sandra Manson, Youth Media Co-ordinator, who was involved in testing Artsbox said  ‘If only all digital tools were as accessible and easy to use as Artsbox.  I can’t wait to start using it with our young people.  Artsbox will transform the way I can support them. It saves space as well as time.”

The young people involved in helping to develop the design and functionality of Artsbox said: “Artsbox is fantastic. It is a really meaningful way of sharing my films and artwork” Eliot, age 14 and ‘I couldn’t believe it was really our design on the screen, looking so professional and fantastic.  I’m looking forward to doing some more art to fill my Artsbox now!’ Ada, age 7.

To get started, join or log in at www.artsbox.co.uk