Multi-academy arts project – Liberty Chain

Enrichment case study (Trust-wide)

Funded by Arts Council England and Ormiston Trust, this regionally-based multi-arts programme supported 70 young people and 20 teachers (from within OAT and beyond), as well as reaching over 400 students from across the OAT midlands academies. The six-month programme used the key themes of British Values and Citizenship, developing participants’ practical, creative and personal skills, through high-quality arts activities. Activities included a series of professionally supported developmental arts workshops, teacher CPD, cultural site visits and 60 young people receiving Arts Award accreditation and Arts Award assessor training (for five teachers).

The project culminated in a youth-led sharing and celebration event, an open source online teaching resource developed in collaboration with all participants, and a public exhibition of some of the artworks at Dudley Canal Trust and Museum.