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.

Project Subway

Posted on: 3rd April 2014

Lowther Road in Charminster, Bournemouth, is soon to undergo a huge transformation. We have commissioned local artist Ilse Black to create a digital mural using a number of paintings by local school children. The design will be vinyl wrapped on one side of the underpass walls, in a bid to create a positive environment following...
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Posted on: 3rd April 2014

Collisions is an ongoing project organised by wave Arts Education Agency and lead by the artist Denise Poote. Her aim is to explore how art could be used to deliver maths within primary schools. Denise has recently worked with Talbot Combined Primary School, creating a weather themed card game with decorative imagery to convey mathematic...
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Image of Fairtrade final pictures

Posted on: 8th November 2013

 wave arts education agency commissioned photographer Hattie Miles to run a workshop in four Bournemouth Schools; St Peters, Bournemouth School, Oak Academy and Bournemouth Collegiate. Students who took part in the workshops were encouraged to discuss the theme of ‘fair’ and ‘trade’ and learn about the work of Fairtrade. Students looked at photographs and discussed...
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Arts Award

Posted on: 25th September 2013

Arts Award for young people up to 25 year olds! Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents; it’s creative, valuable and accessible! Discover and Explore the two new levels of Arts Award were introduced in April 2012 for young people up to the age of 25 – see full details at
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Oakdale Junior School Artist Residency

Posted on: 27th August 2013

Children from Oakdale Junior School worked with artist Jeff Piggott as an Artist in Residence funded and supported by Wave Arts Education Agency.  The children and Jeff worked using the Reggio Emilio method of working – where there is a starting point but no prescribed outcome for the project and ideas lead down various paths which...
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Animation Project – Moordown St John’s Primary School

Posted on: 8th March 2013

wave arts education agency commissioned animator James Price to work with 60 pupils from Moordown St John’s Primary School in Bournemouth to create a short animation based on the pupils creative writing. Pupils created short poems around the theme of ‘keep moving’, and from these developed a story and story board on which to base the...
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