With support from our Skills Academy network of education and training providers and industry supporters, we deliver programmes designed to improve the provision of skills and training in the creative and cultural industries.

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Working with apprentices at Stockton Arts Centre

 2 December 2019

ARC is a venue in the centre of Stockton on Tees, offering a full programme of professional, high quality cultural entertainment including music, comedy, drama, dance, spoken word, film and work for families.

They also have an extensive programme of creative activity for people to take part in, and provide support and development opportunities for professional performance artists.

ARC work with an increasing range of partners across the Tees Valley, North East region and beyond to ensure we are offering the very best cultural activity for Stockton.   Chloe Lawrence, ARCs Programmes Manager "At ARC we pride ourselves on developing our local workforce and a big part of that is working with apprentices. Over the last five years I have supported five apprentices in my team, three of whom have continued onto permanent positions. As an organisation we have supported many apprentices over the years including one who is now our Assistant Technical Manager and one who went on... read more

National Skills Academy FE Leadership Summit 2019

 31 October 2019

Southwark College were this year's hosts of our annual summit for members of our National Skills Academy which took place on 24 – 25 October.


Colleges invited to sign up to this year’s Make Art Not War project

 11 October 2019

14-18 NOW was a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Make Art Not War is a legacy of that programme and is aimed at encouraging young people to nurture essential creative skills including self-awareness, curiosity, imagination and their own voice.


Apprentices on top of the world at Sage Gateshead!

 7 March 2019

Creative apprentices in the North East are experiencing all aspects of working at cultural venues, including walking on the roof of one of the country’s most iconic buildings – Sage Gateshead.