Schools, sixth-form colleges and further education colleges in the UK are invited to enter for the Artworks: Young Artists of the Year Awards by March 15. The total prize money has been increased to pound;60,000 and there are now three group project categories: working with artists; working with galleries; and working with resources. Other changes include the option for teachers to nominate up to three pupils for a special individual achievement award. A special awards ceremony will be held at Tate Modern, London, on National Children's Art Day, June 20.

Winners' work will be displayed on the Artworks website and in a Tate Modern exhibition, which will then tour the UK. Judges include: Dame Vivien Duffield, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Sir Jocelyn Stevens and Professor Helen Storey. Artworks, PO Box 105, Rochester, Kent ME2 4BE. Tel: 0870 2412762. E-mail: Through the mission-impossible style Project MusicMaker initiative, primary pupils aged nine to 11 in Wales are being encouraged to become "research agents" at the Institute for Global Orchestral Research, undertaking experiments investigating music and sound.

Organised by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Techniquest, the Science Discovery Centre, the project culminates in a series of concerts in Llandudno, Tenby, Llandrindod Wells and Cardiff, which are to be held in March as part of Wales Science Year.

Workpacks, CDs and equipment kits have been sent to all registered schools to help pupils build simple instruments in the classroom, investigate their scientific principles and make their own music. Pupils will discover the final answers to their investigations at the concerts while working with BBC NOW musicians. Contact Laura-Mae Browne, tel: 02920 475475. Web: Dulwich Picture Gallery is offering eight two-week placements each summer to inner-city secondary pupils interested in working in museums and galleries. Based in its education department, interns will experience arts administration first-hand and assist artists and teachers at the gallery. They will receive a pound;100 bursary plus travel expenses. Tel: 020 8693 5254. Web: Laban Centre London has received a pound;100,000 award from the Corporation of London's Bridge House Estates Trust Fund in recognition of its achievements in increasing access to dance through developing strong partnerships with integrated companies including CandoCo and Magpie Dance Company. The Centre's philosophy of integrated dance includes a programme of dance in local special needs schools and a summer school. Laban Centre London, Laurie Grove, New Cross, London SE14 6NH. Tel: 020 8692 4070. E-mail: Web: Multi A, a charitable company providing arts and performance tuition for young people, runs workshops led by international artists at its new site in The Tobacco Factory Bedminster, Bristol as well as weekly sessions in about 30 primary schools. In the pipeline are workshops with jazz musician Courtney Pine, the Kathikai Drama and Dance Theatre from Southern India and the English National Ballet. Multi A tutors cover everything from African, jazz funk and contemporary music to tap dance, choral music, percussion, recorder and guitar. For details, contact Vic Ecclestone, tel: 0117 939 1995.

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