One of our goals this coming session is to try to mirror our Sport and Physical Activity Co-ordinators scheme with a similar group of people who will promote and develop the arts in East Lothian schools and communities.
Our Active School co-ordinators are having a huge impact upon children’s participation in sport and physical activity.
Given the success of this scheme we were wondering in our Creative Arts and Education Advisory Group if we couldn’t copy this inititiative but with a focus on the arts.
And so it was – as is often the way – that in conversation we came up with the idea of “Arts Coaches”. Funnily enough a google search would suggest this is not a term in common usage.
An arts coach would work with all the schools in a community to develop the arts both through direct involvement in leading activities and also through coaching others to become confident enough to lead activities themselves.
We will be discussing this at our next meeting and exploring where we might attract funding to set up such a system.