Frequently Asked Questions
- Why does Warwick Arts Centre have an education programme?
- What is Warwick Arts Centre’s education programme?
- Is the education programme only accessible via schools or can I/my family get involved?
- How can my school/college/university get involved?
- How much does it cost to take part in the education programme?
- How is the education programme funded?
- How can I find out more about the education programme?
- What is an ‘education project?
- Do you have a risk assessment?
1. Why does Warwick Arts Centre have an education programme?
We have a very simple aim for all the work we do – to stimulate young people’s creativity, spark their imaginations and broaden their horizons. And for them to have a good time while they’re doing it! We are always ambitious for the young people we work with. We want them to be challenged and stretched and we want them to reach the end of their time with us with a smile on their faces that comes from having pride in their own achievements.
2. What is Warwick Arts Centre’s education programme?
Our education programme includes:
- Post show talks
- Art activities
- A comprehensive cinema programme for National Youth Film Festival
- Commissioning plays for the weekend Family Programme and for schools
- Home-grown arts education projects
- Resources for teachers and school
The programme reflects the diversity of our artistic programme and includes visual arts, theatre, dance, cinema and music.
3. Is the education programme only accessible via schools or can I/my family get involved?
Our education programme includes activities for schools and members of the public. Our Sculpture Trail, for example, is open to anyone all year round, whereas specific projects like Instrumental are only accessible to schools.
5. How much does it cost to take part in the education programme?
Some of our education programme is free and other parts are charged for. We always make sure to list the cost of our education work on the individual activity pages.
6. How is the education programme funded?
The education programme is funded by trusts and foundations, donations, and a grant from Coventry City Council. If you would like to support our education work by making a donation or sponsoring an activity like our Christmas Appeal, please get in touch.
7. How can I find out more about the education programme?
If you are a teacher or represent a school, college or university, you can join our Teachers’ Membership scheme for FREE and we will send you regular news and updates about the programme.
8. What is an ‘education project?
Our education projects are designed in response to specific educational needs. They often receive additional funding from third parties, which allow us to plan and deliver bespoke activity. Our Boys Dancing project is a good example.