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Encounters – Creative Arts Engagement Programme

Event providers: University of Salford

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A widening participation outreach programme for schools to support art & design subject choice

Encounters aims to inspire students to take routes into higher education in the arts through creative workshops and inspirational encounters with artists and arts professionals. Through a dynamic programme of in-school workshops and city-wide field trips, selected students will gain creative thinking skills, visit amazing places, gain new knowledge about HE study, work with arts professionals and see their own possible futures in an ever growing sector.

Led by experienced artist Jack Brown with support from the University of Salford and GM Higher, this programme aims to promote the study of art and design at higher education level, as a means to entering the thriving creative industries in Greater Manchester.

See a summary video and visual record of previous school participation at the project’s microsite: https://encounters2018.wordpress.com/


Event Age Groups IconY9, Y10, Y11

03 Sep 2019 - 31 Jul 2019


School/University of Salford/External locations

On Campus

Gatsby benchmark 2 4 5 6 7 8

RPF learner outcomes LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4

This is a targeted postcode event

This a target postcode activity, it is available for target postcode schools.

Support with targeting is available from your hub manager, and more information can be found in the targeting, monitoring and evaluation section.

Booking info

Please email the University of Salford Outreach & Widening Participation team to express interest via outreach@salford.ac.uk
The team will then arrange for Jack Brown, the lead artist for Encounters, to contact you to discuss your school's involvement.

Please note that places are limited to 5 schools with a maximum of 22 learners per school (preferably a GCSE Art class).