During this time of continued austerity and cuts to the arts, we recognise that we have to look creatively how making opportunities can be funded and learning opportunities not lost due to closed purse strings.
So how is money raised to pay for an artist or parent to run a Brilliant Makers Club and overheads, such as materials and insurance get covered?
We believe that artists, like all professionals, should be paid for their services to schools and the community.
Some schools in our network have ring-fenced pupil premium funding for Brilliant Makers Workshops. The workshops have been of huge benefit for targeted children, who benefited from learning new skills and a higher pupil:teacher ratio.
We know of schools who’s PTA have fundraised for a Brilliant Makers Club in their school.
Some schools will support paid after-school clubs to cover workshop costs, including artist fees and materials.
AccessArt has no funding to support Brilliant Makers Clubs and our campaign to make making happen in schools.
Please consider becoming an AccessArt Member (monthly £3.50 or annual £42), to help support our work promoting Brilliant Makers Clubs in schools and creating resources to support you.