External Links: art & creating
Muddy Faces is all about getting outdoors with your groups, families and friends. We believe almost all the arts can be done outdoors – in fact the outdoors inspires exploration into the arts. A natural back drop can often make a dramatic difference to a story, drama or the creation of a piece of land art.
We have compiled a list of interesting & inspiring websites on art & creating, including the main governing bodies, national organisations and initiatives – many are directly related to working & playing outdoors, some have a wider remit or are included because we think they may be helpful to know about.
Click on a tab to see the links in that section.
We do our best to keep these links up to date. If you find any broken links or have something you think should be added, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘links’ in the subject line. Thank you.
Run by disabled photographers for disabled photographers. Promoting photography for people with disabilities, or their carers, or groups or anyone with an interest in helping the disabled.
Making creative movement and dance experience available to people of all ages, genders, cultural background and abilities – believe in including everyone, because everyone can dance.
The national body for dance in the UK, represents dancers at all levels and champions excellence in education, youth dance, performance, health and well-being, management & career development.
For those who enjoy learning & dancing folk dances , to preserve folk dances from around the world, to make them better known and encourage the practice of them in their traditional form.
Mission is to keep street dance/hip hop affordable for all families, as well as accessible to every child, while providing opportunities that no other UK-based organisation can offer.
Promotes & develops wheelchair dancing as a sport & leisure activity, raising standards in the UK and internationally, and making wheelchair dance FUN and exciting for those who take part.
Quirky inspirational photographer who’s been on Blue Peter & all round the world – site has instructions to make your own camera obscura, six-month long photos, drink-can & toilet-roll cameras, and more.
A registered charity that promotes learning and encourages a wider understanding of the UK’s rural heritage – open to anybody with an interest in rural life and agricultural history.
Learn how to record wildlife sounds, where to go, what equipment to use, what to do with the sounds that have been captured & pitfalls to avoid. Library of sounds, articles & more.
A huge archive of traditional, folk & old music: song-books with lyrics & chords, tune-books, sheet-music, scores, old songs, midi backing tracks, tabs, music lessons & theory, learn to play guides for various instruments, chord diagrams, scales and other music educational & academic reference materials.
Aim to ensure that life-changing music-making is available to all children and young people, and to be at the heart of children and young people’s music-making, identifying & investing in learning activities for those with least opportunity.
Transforming the lives of children & young people through arts and cultural practice – champion & facilitate high quality work by artists, arts & cultural organisations, support the development of young arts practitioners/leaders.
Internationally recognised for playing a unique role in the arts and environmental fields, linking nature with culture, focussing upon the impact people can make in their own localities.
Helping educators bring children’s creativity to life through creative teaching materials and training events. Lots of research and tons of free resources on dance, music, visual & digital art.
A network for those using the arts in their work with children and young people – the Youth Arts sector. Its role is to support, stimulate and advocate at national, regional, local and grass roots levels.
Champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.
Ensuring that all children in the UK are inspired by the arts & engaging with disadvantaged children who do not have access to high-quality arts activity due to social or economic barriers.
Visual image resource with 100,000 images that are freely available & copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK, plus great learning & teaching resources written by subject specialist authors and lecturers.
Supports & promotes storytelling in England and Wales. Providing a central place to find out about storytelling events, ask for advice on using storytelling, and to find storytellers.