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About Evoke

Evoke promotes arts and creative opportunities to improve attainment, increase aspirations and provide a cultural education for children & young people aged 0-25 in Kirklees.

Did you know that within Kirklees there are over 2500 ‘creative’ companies and organisations? This is more per capita than Leeds and makes it one of the largest and most important sectors in the area. From socially-engaged community art organisations, to high-end textile producers, from graphic designers to self-employed musicians, it is a sector where creative leaders and employees innovate every day to support their clients, customers and maintain their own sustainability.

Within the sector, many individuals have an evangelical passion for what they do. This manifests itself in using their skills and talents for the benefit for society – particularly in inspiring the next generation.

Evoke was formed to harness this passion and enthusiasm and turn it into a resource that Kirklees schools, youth professionals and children & young people could benefit from. We act as a bridge between education and the creative sector to create and facilitate activities that improve education and learning through arts and creativity.

We have seen first-hand the impact that arts and creative activities can make (and not just in arts subjects or those interested in the creative sector):

  • Supporting good levels of development in early years
  • Increasing attainment
  • Improving attendance
  • Addressing behaviour
  • Enhancing student’s transferable skills
  • Raising aspirations
  • Boosting physical and mental health
  • Generating motivation & commitment
  • Building enthusiasm and ambition
  • Supporting statutory regulations including Ofsted and Gatsby benchmarks
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If you're a young person considering becoming an apprentice or an organisations considering taking on apprentices, then check out the following event! Hannah and Ambreen are hosting a live Q&A chat session to discuss their own Apprenticeship Journey with @KirkleesLibrary https://t.co/ShuoCTHwkr
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17 Sep
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Call Out to Youth Groups and Storytellers! As part of the Kirklees Creative Health Partnership, Evoke and @Creat1ve_M1nds are supporting the development of a pilot series of storytelling workshops for young people led by the Iroko Project. Check it out: https://t.co/PbZxWUOjIF https://t.co/BxuBBU4GnD
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17 Sep
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RT @artinholmfirth: If you need a feel good moment this will DEFINITELY make you smile! Loving working with @choltheatre to take creative o…
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17 Aug
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The Evoke Network

The partnership brings together people from arts and cultural organisations, educational institutions and the local authority to drive joined-up local arts and cultural offer, share resources and knowledge, and strengthen and increase high-quality arts for children and young people across the borough both inside and outside of school.

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