Training and development

This page features details of one-off training events, as well as organisations that offer training programmes throughout the year. If you know of a training opportunity that isn’t featured here, please let us know.


  • Live Artists – there will be a Mad Artists Tea Party, on 24th September, 2pm – 5pm at The Spa Pavilion, in Felixstowe,Suffolk. The special guest will be Julianne Pierce – producer at Blast Theory and also a writer and curator – see more here Mad Artists Tea Party
  • Training for musicians – gain the tools and skills needed to teach music to groups – 10th October,Cambridge– find out more here Music workshop skills
  • Behaviour Management and Youth Arts – 19th October 2011, 9.45 am- 4 pmFor further information seeYouth Arts


 Training programme for arts educators 

CME has teamed up with the University of East Anglia (UEA) to deliver a course for adults teaching arts in the community.
The Certificate of Continuing Education in Teaching through creative process and practice is aimed at music tutors, dance teachers, primary school teachers, youth workers, support workers, film makers and artists who are looking to improve their skills and gain a qualification.
The course, which is supported by the Arts Council, provides a programme of study which is intended to run alongside relevant work or work experience. It aims to introduce students to the techniques, skills and theories required to teach through participation in a creative activity.
The six month, part time course starts in February 2011 and students can choose to attend either a daytime or evening course, which will be held in Norwich. The course costs £1,640. Bursaries of £240 are available on successful completion of the course. Payments can be made in instalments.

More information:
Training Programme for Arts Educators

01603 628367 

Creative Choices: For anyone thinking about entering, or who already works in the creative industries, Creative Choices can help them to make a more informed choice about where they are going, and how to get there.

Music Leader: Supports the development of the eastern region’s music leader work force.

SAM – Music and Sound: Whether you have already produced a few projects and events and are looking to expand your practice or you’re fresh out of school and simply contemplating a career in sound and music, the Artist Toolkit is a one-stop resource full of information on developing and supporting your career in the arts.

Smiths Row: Runs a varied programme of talks and advice surgeries – – as well as a number of training programmes for visual arts professionals.

St John’s Housing Trust training programme: For full details of training on child protection, vulnerable adults and other events organised by the St John’s Housing Trust Organisation in Lowestoft, please click on the Training Programme. St John’s Housing Trust Org_Training Programme (19KB)

The Foundation for Community Dance is the professional organisation for anyone involved in creating opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance. To find out more go to

The Junction: The Junction is a centre for talent development and are committed to supporting and investing in the work of artists from the East region and further afield. They manage Escalator Performing Arts and Escalator East to Edinburgh, two Arts Council England, East initiatives, and house a studio space, J3, dedicated to fostering artistic practice.

Wysing Arts: Wysing exists to support artists to maintain their careers, as artists, and explore new ways of working together and with audiences. Artists occupying studios for up to three years, of which there are 24 artists at any one time, are offered individual professional development programmes that include career review meetings, support with seeking funding and access to networks.

Youth Dance England: The national organisation that champions and promotes dance for children and young people.