We are a creative learning charity with a big reach and even bigger ambitions

What we do

We are a creative learning charity with a big reach and even bigger ambitions. We firmly believe in the transformative power of the performing arts to change lives, and we want everyone to recognise the value of a society enriched by the arts.

The Artis Foundation exists to help people flourish through the performing arts. We do this by creating magical, high quality, learning opportunities that help develop vital skills for life and learning, and encourage an appreciation for the arts.

Artis transforms primary education through the performing arts. In our sessions, children sing, dance and act the curriculum. Our highly trained arts educators - known as Artis Specialists - work in schools to boost achievement, improve speaking & listening skills and build confidence and self-esteem.

Artis has been working in schools across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds for 13 years, and runs sessions for 50,000 children each week. Artis provides sessions that enrich the curriculum, provide PPA cover, transition projects and CPD for staff.

Teaching Resources

Our website is filled with free resources which give examples of how Artis fuses music, drama and movement with your curriculum topics. You don’t have to be a trained performer to use any of these ideas, so give them a go!

If you are interested in learning more and having a look at some of our Teaching Resources please visit the website, or email us via the form below to request more information.

Results

Artis can benefit an entire school. Regular feedback highlights children’s boosted levels of confidence and self-esteem. Heads see the evidence of this in the classroom through increased concentration, improved behaviour and an overall eagerness to learn.

Extracts from a report by an Ofsted inspector commissioned by Artis and comments from heads support this:

  • "Artis provides inspirational curriculum enrichment, through a fully inclusive programme, delivered by trained specialists. Outcomes for children working with Artis Specialists are excellent. Their learning during Artis sessions can be directly related to national curriculum requirements, but is not constrained by them."
  • "Children working with Artis Specialists gain in self-confidence and self-esteem through their engagement in group-work in dance, drama and music."
  • "Children clearly enjoy their lesson time with Artis Specialists."
  • "Children who speak English as an Additional Language and those with other access issues benefit from the Artis kinaesthetic approach to learning."

Richard Crozier, Ofsted Inspector

If you are interested in learning more and having a look at some of our Teaching Resources please visit the website, or email us via the form below to request more information.

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