- to inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts
- to obtain an awareness of our arts heritage and its conservation
- through Young Arts groups – junior societies often based in school or museums
- involving young people in a broad range of exciting projects
- via artists-in-residence in schools
- providing funding, wholly or partly, for visits to art galleries, art exhibitions, competitions and museums
- purchasing special equipment and art books
- providing bursaries/awards for individual students
- creating projects in young offenders institutions
- sponsoring/organising one-off arts events
Recent Projects 2016/17
Our Young Arts Co-Ordinator worked with the children aged 7 – 10 years at Folksworth Church of England School to create an art project involving working with clay.
The project introduced them to the skills of modelling and plaster-casting. You can see the results in the photos on this page.
It was fun, educational and quite messy all at the same time! The children enjoyed it very much.
November 2014 – the artwork of four students from King’s School was submitted for consideration by the Royal Society of British Artists. This exhibition was held at the Mall Gallery, London.
April 2014 – a workshop was provided to pupils of Dogsthorpe Junior School, with the aid of a grant of £200 from the East Anglian Area of NADFAS and £110 from PDFAS. Twenty children, some with emotional and social needs, and some gifted and talented, enjoyed a day learning from sculptor, William Ashley-Norman, how to create creatures with chickenwire.
November 2013 – a pottery workshop, delivered over a month, was donated to Fletton Primary School and St Botolph’s Primary School. The £400 donation enabled two talented, local sculptors to fire-up and inspire the young people to create lovely pots.
May 2013 – a donation of £250 was made to Peterborough Young Singers to pay for the programmes for their ‘Big Sing’. Students from eight Peterborough schools took part.
March 2013 – a donation of £250 was given to the children’s ward ‘Amazon’ at Peterborough City Hospital to be used by the Play Team. The team selected lots of arts materials, which they used to encourage artistic activity in their young patients.
October 2012 – PDFAS submitted six pieces of work from the King’s School to the NADFAS East Anglia Young Arts exhibition of sixth form work at The Hostelry, Norwich Cathedral.
May 2012 – a donation of £250 funded two specific art and design projects at the Fletton Student Support Centre. One involved creating Venetian masks and the other involved making ‘Modroc’ figures representing various Olympic sports.
(Young Arts Co-ordinator - Vacant)