Creative Academies Network

We connect
Children & Young People to
Cultural Education,
Creative Practice &
Civic Leadership.

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Services

What we are doing…

 

Performing Arts

| Arts & Crafts | Dance | Drama | | Music |

Cultural Heritage

| Oral Histories | Archive | Researching | Cultural Exchanges |

Digital

| Photography | Filmmaking | Virtual Reality | Gaming | Media Campaigns | Digital Design |

Education

| Workshops | Training | Masterclasses | Qualifications | Projects |

Employment

| Apprenticeships | Internships | Employability Programmes | Work Experience |

Enterprise

| Start Ups | Innovation and Incubator Hub | Mentoring |

Health

| Physical Activities | Fitness & Exercise | Food & Nutrition |

Wellbeing

| Mentoring | Lifestyle Coach |

Participatory Activities

| Enrichment sessions | Projects | In and fter School |

Leadership

| Social Action | Volunteering | Take Over Events |

Talent Development

| Bootcamps | Executive Training | Masterclasses |

Network

| Meeting | Events | Forums |

 

Engage Enrich Educate |
| Empower | Elevate |

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Team

Meet our
creative team

  • Jerrel Jackson FRSA

  • Dr Vishalakshi Roy

  • Truchio Power

  • Rachel Cole

  • Daniel Lal

  • Nicole Majcherczyk

  • Juanita Williams

  • Alex Williams

  • Daniel Miller

We are an awesome team with creative superhero powers!

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Approach

This is how we are connecting People, Place, Practice & Partnerships across the Black Country.

75%Sandwell
45%Wolverhampton
25%Walsall
15%Dudley


“We design, develop, delivery & dissemenate 
collaborative solutions towards innovation”

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News

Check out our latest news…

📣 Great opportunity to be part of our team 🤓 to shape creative projects for children & young people in the region 💡. For more info, please visit 💻 https://t.co/kCeYPJWdDv #arts #admin #youth #creative #apprenticeship @Apprenticeships

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EVERY Friday is going to be sports crazy @westbromwichlc.
🕕 6.00-7.00pm FREE swimming 🏊
🕢 6.30-9.00pm Multi-sports (UV sports, football, basketball, dodgeball etc) ⚽🎾🏀🏅🏓🎯

Also an opportunity to sign up to our gym/fitness programme 🏋

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What a fantastic day! The @Emerge_Sandwell Saturday was a great success and even the rain couldn't dampen young people's spirits. Great performances by young people from Coneygre Arts Centre and @rsa_academy based on own interpretations of Shakespeare. Well done everyone!

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T E A M E N G L A N D. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

@WestBromBC are here with us helping out at the @TeamEngland homecoming event.
Come and have a try at basketball! 🏀

#TogetherWeAreBasketbALL #Birmingham22

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Our weight lifting team is out supporting OA at the Team GB commonwealth homecoming in Birmingham #ProudofOA

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The banner is up! It’s today! It’s festival day!! #EmergeFest2018 @SandwellYouth @RSAacademy @MightyCreatives @Spiritof2012 @ArtsConnectWM

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📣 We are a proud partner of @westbrombc that are providing a home for basketball players in the region! 🏀Amazing plans over the next few months! Get in contact for more information 💻 #basketball #westbrom #westbromwich @basketball_england #blackcountry

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As part of our Friday Night Sports Takeover @westbromwichlc we will be introducing a FREE Gym training programme for young people. If you are interested or want more info please email us on sports@creativeacademies.co.uk #gym #sports #fitness #training #keepfit #youngpeople

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We have got a few surprises instore for young people of Sandwell. We will be launching next week. But until then we have to keep it a secret!

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See whats on…

 

24apr3:30 pm5:00 pmGo Play SandwellKing George V Primary School (West Bromwich) - Closed group

26apr3:30 pm5:00 pmGo Play SandwellSt. Mary Magdalene C of E Primary School (West Bromwich) - Closed Group

27apr3:30 pm5:00 pmGo Play SandwellHamstead Library (West Bromwich)

28apr10:00 am12:00 pmGo Play SandwellWest Bromwich Central Library (West Bromwich)

28apr12:00 pm2:00 pmGo Play SandwellWest Bromwich Leisure Centre (West Bromwich)

30apr3:30 pm5:00 pmGo Play SandwellGrove Vale Primary School (West Bromwich) - Closed Group

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About

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| Aspire |

All children & young people have the right to access new experiences and opportunities 
to live a fulfilling life that builds a brighter future

Creative Academies Network is a multi-layered organisation that supports the development of children & young people to reach their full potential through Cultural Education, Creative Practice & Civic Leadership as a catalyst for cultural, social and economic change.

To achieve our mission we have set five core goals

  • Children & Young People can access  & engage in arts, culture, heritage, media & sport.
  • Children & Young People can engage in education, employment & volunteering.
  • Children & Young People can access recreational & leisure time provision.
  • Children & Young People become motivated, self-aware, receptive, resilient, responsible, confident, and good communicators.
  • Children & Young People can access support, advice & training in their local community.

“It is important we get the foundation just right to raise the aspirations and ambitions of children and young people” 

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Work with Us

We are providing Jobs, Work Experience, Youth Leadership & Volunteering opportunities across the Black Country.

Post Title: Creative Producer (Head of Programmes & Practice)

Principal Purpose of Role:

We are seeking to appoint a creative changemaker to work closely with our Chief Creative Jerrel Jackson to be the strategic lead for our new arts social action programme “Home Grown” in providing an enriching artistic experience for children, young people and emerging artists across the Black Country. You will have a fundamental role in managing the design, development, delivery and dissemination of our creative programmes and creative practice across the organisation. The appointed person will be enthusiastic on multiple art forms, social change and civic leadership.

You will empower our Creative Coordinators, Creative Facilitators, Creative Changemaker (Apprentice, Creative Practitioners, Creative Consultants to cultivate our aspirational/ambitious community.

To check if you have the skills we require, please download the recruitment pack and application form. Please note CV’s will not be accepted without an application form.

Deadline: All applications must be received no later than 12 noon on Monday 16th April 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

Post Title: Creative Activator (Coordinator/Facilitator of Programmes & Practice)

We are seeking to appoint two creative activators (part-time) to play a key role in the co-design / development / delivery of our creative programmes, initiatives and activities for children, young people and aspiring/emerging artists across the Black Country.

To check if you have the skills we require, please download the recruitment pack and application form. Please note CV’s will not be accepted without an application form.

Deadline: All applications must be received no later than 12 noon on Monday 16th April 2018. Late applications will not be considered.

If you require any additional information or to gain further information, please don’t hesitate to contact our Chief Creative Jerrel Jackson.

Please check out our twitter and website to see what we get up to!

Creative Learning Associates (Programme & Practice)

Awaiting Information

Youth Ambassador (Youth Management Board)

Creative Academies Network (CAN) has an exciting opportunity for up to twelve creative, passionate and dedicated 16 – 26 year olds to form its Youth Management Board (YMB). These voluntary positions will help steer the direction of CAN and play an integral role in ensuring CAN continues to engage with young people from across Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Dudley (Black Country).

Successful applicants will commit to a 12-month position on the YMB and attend at least 10 meetings per year, as well as participate in training and other engagement activities to support your own personal development that will feed into the responsibilities of the YMB. In addition you may select to sit on our specific project steering committees. 

Acting as ambassadors for CAN, the YMB will be invited to get involved and support CAN to ensure that young people are central to our future. In addition, it is essential that you can demonstrate a clear commitment to the development of young people and local communities across the Black Country. The successful young person must either currently live, work or learn in Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall or Dudley. Have enthusiasm for one or more of the following: 

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Sports, Health and Wellbeing
  • Education, Employment and Enterprise
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Youth Social Action, Volunteering and Leadership

During the 12-month period all Youth Management Board Members will have a series of opportunities made available in order to help develop leadership potential, knowledge of sector and business management. As this is a development role, we are seeking varied young people at different stages of their journey/career, but loads of energy and enthusiasm is a requirement. Due to the nature of the YMB, evening and weekend attendance/work may be required.

If you are interested and passionate about the opportunity, please down our application or submit a short 3 minute video (no technical skills required) or schedule a telephone interview, that responds to the following.

  • Why you are interested in becoming YMB member?
  • The knowledge, skills and experience that you can bring?
  • Why is your local area important to you?
  • An interesting fact about yourself that you would like us to know?

It is important to us that formal processes are not considered as a barrier, so we are happy to arrange a telephone conversation about this opportunity.

All success shortlisted submissions will be required to attend a group session.

CAN is strongly committed to diversity. We strive to recruit, retain and advance people of all backgrounds so that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities. For more information, please email n.maj@creativeacademies.co.uk 

iCan Champion (Project Steering Committee)

Our iCAN Champions are volunteers who play a key role in enabling and advocating our youth-led iCAN Campaign through digital innovation, social media, leadership and creative consultation. iCAN Champions are the ones that create the buzz while connecting young people, communities and places together. We are seeking more iCAN Champions for our next cohort of young people (aged 16 – 25) to become a part of the team!

The opportunity allows you to embark on a development and leadership journey whilst gaining real work experience in social media, online marketing, graphic design, photography and project management. We are looking for a group of young people aged 16 – 25 that are passionate about supporting communities, developing creative practice and are willing to get involved in a buzzing social media campaign across Sandwell.

As an iCAN Champion you will mostly be out and about and based at our main space in YMCA, 38 Carters Green, West Bromwich, B70 9LG whilst also being involved in fun events, trips and experiences.

Benefits of being an iCAN Champion:

  • Develop leadership skills whilst gaining professional work experience
  • Be at the forefront of the decision making for the iCAN campaign whilst interacting with new people, places and opportunities via social media
  • Access to digital equipment and training resources
  • Support for your personal development and travel expenses
  • Engage in free fun events, trips and experiences

About the iCAN Campaign

#iCAN Sandwell is a youth-led social media campaign called #iCAN in order to accelerate aspirations and ambitions for young people aged 14-21yrs through online and offline campaigning across Sandwell. This will be a great opportunity to enhance your portfolio, develop your digital skills and to be a part of a regionally recognised programme.

The campaign will engage young people to develop positive messages through Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram using the hashtag #iCAN with supporting text or images to reinforce their involvement in the campaign. The campaign will work with local people, organisations and Sandwell-based primary and secondary schools that will allow a wealth of beneficiaries to engage with the hashtag #iCAN.

If you would like to join the team or would like more information, please email d.lal@creativeacademies.co.uk or call 0121 524 3232.

Please note that this is a voluntary role.

Post Title: Youth Arts Administrator (Programmes & Practice)

Principal Purpose of Role:

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and motivating individual that has the passion for the arts. You will have an important role in our team to ensure that we design, develop and deliver creative projects for children and young people in the Black Country. This is a development role so you will be supported by a dedicated team of creative superheroes.

Please download the job description and specification. Click apply to be taken to the apprenticeship website.

Deadline: All applications must be received no later than 12 noon on Friday 27th April 2018.

To apply please email Nicola_Farrow@sandwell.gov.uk  or for general enquiries please email hello@creativeacademies.co.uk to be provided with a link to the apprenticeship website.

Good luck!

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