2017 Partnership Investment Summary

20th December 2017 - Adam Halls

In 2017, IVE has successfully sourced £225k in new match funding monies through our Partnership Investment programme. We are grateful to the following organisations and businesses who have helped provide and source the new income.

Expect Youth, Doncaster; Rodillian Academy, Pentland Infants, Kings Oak Primary, Broomfield Primary, Siddal Primary, Fulford School, Norfolk Community Primary, Jonathon Moulds, Eranda Foundation, Hull2017 partners, Awards for All, Sheffield Town Trust, Sainsbury’s Local, HSBC, Rugby League Cares, Wellspring Academy and North Yorkshire County Council.

Their help is currently enabling 169,483 children and young people In Yorkshire & Humber to access high-quality arts and cultural experiences.

Our cross area PI programme with Rugby League Cares supporting dance initiatives with Rugby League foundation clubs has potentially unlocked additional funding from Provident Loans. To date as part of the RLC PI agreement over 90 young people are on track to achieve Arts Award at a variety of levels. A pilot project was run with Hull Kingston Rovers foundation and Phoenix Dance Theatre. Via audition, 10 Hull KR dancers were selected to take part in 2-days of intensive workshops with Dance Artist Tara Baker. At the end of the 2 days, the piece created was filmed and we successfully submitted an application to FRESH Hull which takes place at Riverside Theatre in January.

Rugby League Cares also worked with Phoenix Dance Theatre to develop a wider Talent development programme which is due to start from February 2018. Phoenix will deliver talent identification workshops at each of their 3 dance foundations, from which selected young people will attend intensive training days in a professional dance environment. This will allow young people to connect with Phoenix Academy students in Leeds, broaden their knowledge of the vocational training available and offer further performance opportunities.

Working with Kala Sangam, Rugby League Cares are also organising dance performances to tie with the Great Exhibition of the North weekend in June 2018. Northern Ballet are also doing CPD for the RLC dance leaders on curriculum links.

Hull Kingston Rovers Foundation Club have begun their Bronze Arts Award delivery which involved them visiting Hull New Theatre, meeting the cast of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and seeing the show. They also attended the first showing of The Way We Were; which was performed on the weekend of Remembrance Day at the Hull Paragon Interchange train station and was created by TenFoot Dance Company and local dance artist Jon Beney. 18 Young people have started their Bronze Arts Award and further promotion of the programme will be taking place in schools from January. As a result of the support from IVE – they have just received notification that they were successful in their application to submit a piece into Creative Voice Dance, Hull in January.

This programme has been particularly good for the dance leader at Hull KR too. Phoenix Dance are also working across the region’s Foundation Clubs spotting talent, selecting dancers for 4 intensive weekends to perform as part of the Phoenix Summer Dance Programme.

Work is underway in Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Sheffield to engage 200 year 9 and 10 pupils as cultural ambassadors with the following arts and cultural organisations to find out more about working in those arts and cultural industries: BBC Radio Sheffield, Third Angel, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield Theatres, Site Gallery, Higher Rhythm, Site Gallery, Music in the Round, Greentop Circus, ROAR, My Place, Cast, Darts, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley Civic and Qdos creates. The programme, known as ‘Better Learners, Better Workers’ is run by Ignite Imaginations. Pupils will be mentored by sector Business Champions. They will visit key sites to meet with employers, view facilities and discuss their options then engage in World of Work workshops delivered by Business Champions.

As a result of the PI plan we entered into with Children & the Arts, 4 new programmes of work in Yorkshire & Humber have begun. In Bradford, the Alhambra Theatre are working with local schools to give  approximately 330 children and young people the opportunity to attend the theatre, develop ideas in school and produce their own creative responses. The 3-year programme will embed the relationship between the schools and the theatre and give schools in socio-economically deprived geographical areas access to live performances (including War Horse, Blood Brothers, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Cinderella, Hairspray and Awful Auntie) professional artists and CPD.

Our PI with Hull 2017 is supporting their Schools Engagement Programme, to ensure the following: that every child and young person is given the opportunity to participate in Hull UK City of Culture facilitated by the learning and engagement programme No Limits; that artist residencies and school partnerships with cultural organisations and practitioners deliver engagement activity with children and young people; that at least 300 teachers and 114 schools participate over two academic school years; that 100% of schools in Hull and at least 10 of the 20 schools in East Riding register for Artsmark; and that all primary schools are offered training for Arts Award, including a magazine per child to act as their Arts Award discover portfolio.

This all represents just part of the work we have been able to do in 2017 through the Partnership Investment scheme.

If you’re interested in finding out more about partnership investment and what it can achieve for your organisation, please visit our Partnership Investment page.

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