Creativity in Education, a new programme developed by the London Arts Board, aims to promote the value of creative learning and teaching in London schools, youth organisations and training establishments. The Board also dispenses open application funds to support London arts education activities. LAB, Elme House, 133 Long Acre, London WC2E 9AF, tel: 020 7240 1313. For details of artists and arts organisations working in London, go to: www.artscape.org.uk
National Youth Arts Wales supports youth arts activity in Wales and co-ordinates workshops, training courses and performance opportunities in partnership with national agencies, local educational establishments, theatres, arts centres and music and dance groups. The initiative represents the National Yout Brass Band, Choir, Orchestra and Theatre of Wales and two new projects, National Youth Dance Wales and the National Youth Chamber Ensemble of Wales. NYAW, 245 Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YX, tel: 029 20 265060; e-mail: email@example.com
Through the Young Promoters education programme, students aged 15 to 18 are being given start-up capital to run a business which promotes live music. Five groups of young promoters will be set up around the country with experienced concert promoters acting as mentors. The two-year project is part of The Music Experience, a development programme organised by the National Federation of Music Societies supported by BT and the Lottery. Vail and Associates, 103-109 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5QL, tel: 020 7738 0722.