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Regional Arts and Education Networks

These Regional Arts and Education Networks are at the heart of Creative Learning through the Arts – the new five year arts and education action plan.

The Regional Arts and Education Networks deliver a major strand of the Creative Learning through the Arts Action Plan, the All-Wales Arts and Education Offer.

Who are the Regional Networks?

NAWR Arts and Education Network Mid and West Wales

NAWR, the Arts and Education Network for Mid and West Wales, is collaboratively run through UWTSD and ERW. The main focus of NAWR’s activity is the provision of high quality professional learning events for teachers and arts practitioners that support them to provide creative, engaging arts-based experiences for learners in schools.

Edau: Arts and Education Network North Wales

Edau is the Arts and Education Network North Wales, established by Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales in preparation for the Successful Futures plan. The aim of the network is to increase and improve arts opportunities and experiences in schools by nurturing relationships with artists, and arts and heritage organisations.

A2: Connect is the Arts & Education Network for the Central South area of Wales

A2:Connect brings artists and teachers together to learn from each other and create meaningful opportunities for young learners to explore and develop creativity and build skills in the expressive arts.

A2:Connect is led and managed by the Arts Active Trust on behalf of the Arts Connect Consortium of council arts development departments or associated Charitable Trusts from the Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Vale of Glamorgan areas.

Arts & Education Network: South East Wales

The Arts & Education Network: South East Wales is open, inclusive and provides opportunity for dialogue between a diverse group of arts educators through its range of activities. Network members may be teachers, artists, museum education officers, gallery educators, parents, arts organisations, education organisations, heritage organisations or cultural organisations, based or operating in the counties of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, and Torfaen.
Twitter: @ArtEdNetSEWales

How do the Networks Work?

The four networks are drawn on the same boundaries as the existing Regional Education Consortia.

The Networks work with schools, the Regional Education Consortia, local authorities and stakeholders in the education, arts, creative, cultural and heritage sectors in these four regions.

The networks will increase and improve arts experiences and opportunities in schools by forging links between:

  • teachers, educationalists and partners from the education sector
  • arts practitioners, arts organisations and venues
  • cultural and heritage organisations and venues such as museums, libraries and archives
  • local authority arts providers, including music services
  • higher education arts and cultural partners
  • the creative industries sector

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