Wave delivers various activities that fit within our core aims of:
• Providing access to high quality arts and cultural experiences
• Supporting progression routes for young people in the cultural sector
We support and deliver creative projects in and for schools that deliver the curriculum in creative ways, bring new art forms into the classroom, inspire and engage children and young people and build on teachers’ creativity. We also support projects that give children and young people a chance to shape and lead experiences, provide leadership opportunities and that focus on challenging issues.
We run programmes that help young people achieve and progress within the cultural sector such as Arts Awards, and that increase opportunities for engaging with the arts, within new areas such as heritage, environment and the sciences/humanities.
Posted on: 13th June 2016
In early 2015, Wave was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Then and Now’ grant, to deliver projects animating the centenary of World War One. This grant funded activities right through until March 2016. The centerpiece was a huge concert, ‘Lest We Forget’, at Bournemouth International Centre in March 2015, in partnership with SoundStorm and Dorset...
Posted on: 19th November 2015
Wave, alongside SoundStorm Music Education Agency, has forged an exciting new partnership with Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, delivering elements of Lighthouse’s Learning and Participation strategy. The partnership commenced in September 2015. It has already engaged 93 artists, 4811 young people aged 5-18, and facilitated 136 creative sessions. The partnership will continue in the...
Posted on: 5th May 2015
Teachers from schools around the area were given the opportunity to network and to learn new art skills at Hammer and Dot, a joint event between Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and Wave. The teachers updated their art skills and had an opportunity to find out a bit more about Wave, Cultural Hub and AUB and...
Posted on: 5th May 2015
A whole host of crazy book characters were invented when Author and Illustrator Ella Burfoot worked with children at Pokesdown Community School as part of an Art and Literacy project run by Wave. Local author Ella told the children how she turns characters and ideas into fully rounded books and the children learnt about illustration...
Posted on: 12th January 2015
In December we saw Poole high street light up with festive cheer and handmade lanterns in the annual Lantern Procession. Pupils from Haymoor Junior School, Twin Sails Infant School and Old Town Infant School were all involved in Wave’s workshops to create the lights, designed by local artist Ilse Black. Their creations were then proudly...
Posted on: 3rd November 2014
Lowther Road in Charminster, Bournemouth, has been transformed! We commissioned artist Ilse Black to create a digital mural using a number of paintings from students of Bethany Junior School and Malmesbury Park Primary School. The design was vinyl wrapped on one side of the underpass walls, in a bid to create a positive environment following a series of...