21st November 2022
We are delighted to have been awarded the RSA’s (The Royal Society for arts, manufactures and commerce) Catalyst Scaling Grant. This funding will enable us to fully produce the second series of our podcast ‘Listen in at Roche Court.’ From 98 applicants, the RSA awarded the Scaling Grant to 9 organisations whose social innovation projects had the potential to have the greatest impact upon local communities.
Series 2 of ‘Listen in at Roche Court’ will consist of 6 new 30-minute episodes, featuring lively and engaging conversations between local young people and significant artists exhibiting at the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park.
In preparation for each episode, the project uses the Trust’s process-driven and experience-based approach to learning. Participating students (aged 15-18) take ownership of entire episodes, developing overarching themes through questioning and research relating to each artist’s work. As such, young people are given the opportunity to develop confidence and independence as well as discover more about how to have a successful career in the art world.
The first episode of Series 2 featuring conversation between prominent artist Laura Ford and GCSE students from Pewsey Vale can be found here as well as on all major podcast hosting platforms (all episodes from Series 1 are also available). Topics discussed during this episode include the impact of childhood and experiences as a woman artist.
Bella Gorman, Education Officer