Magic Acorns regularly hosts networking events with the goal of building a community of practice around early years arts in the East of England, nationally and internationally funded by Festival Bridge.
Our aim is to bring artists, educators and cultural organisations together to share presentations, workshops and discussions.
Working with organisations, Magic Acorns facilitates and curates meetings to exchange knowledge and skills and forge connections.
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Licensed to be creative?
College of West Anglia
Hosted by University Centre West Anglia and The College of West Anglia we explored the importance of nurturing our own sense of creativity so that we can support children's creativity through our work.
The session was held at College of West Anglia campus, with presentations, activities and discussions.
Babies in Museums - In Person
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
The gallery session will give a chance to be inspired by the incredible art collection and amazing building of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and also offer the opportunity for rich discussions with other artists and educators. More info
Making Connections - Suffolk Early Years Music Projects
Britten Pears Arts, Suffolk Artlink and Suffolk Libraries co-curated this network day, sharing their ongoing projects around early years music in community settings. The theme for the day was 'Making Connections'. hosted in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings. 25 of us gathered for a day of 'in-person' networking, workshops and discussions. More info plus the recordings can be found here.
Babies in Museums - Online
Nicola Wallis from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Lucy Turner and Annabel Newfield from the Whitworth Art Gallery will join us to explore encounters between babies and museums. More info
Germination - Growing our community of musical play.
As we come to the end of this Youth Music funded project we were delighted to share some of the learning from Germination from multiple perspectives.
This free online network event was a mixture of presentations, creative activities and discussions. More info and to view the recording here
"Enriching, encouraging meaningful" Kaitlin Ferguson - Artist
"A positive, supportive, inspiring space" Xenia Horne - Musician