Teacher Development Fund

Grants up to £150,000 are available to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and up to 10 schools to support arts-based teaching and learning in primary classrooms.

The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

Each year they expect to make around five grants of up to £150,000 to partnerships of arts/cultural organisations and up to ten schools, who will work together for two academic years.

Applications are now open for projects beginning in September 2019. The deadline is Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 12pm. The Fund has one deadline per year.

The focus is on:

Primary schools

Supporting children and young people experiencing disadvantage

Approaches which involve learning through the arts

Long-term, inquiry-based projects which support teachers’ professional development and learning

Promoting effective and equitable partnerships between schools and arts/cultural organisations and artist practitioners

The contributions of school leaders and artist practitioners as both professional learners and as supporters of embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum

Approaches which involve any of the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including poetry; dance; design; film; music; opera; photography; digital arts and media; theatre and drama; the visual arts; and cross-arts practices.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/tdf/#the-purpose-of-the-fund