Our purpose is to bring Nottingham's cultural and education sector together - to explore, research, innovate and improve the city's cultural learning offer to more and different children and young people. We want to collaborate, evaluate and facilitate closer working relationships with schools, colleges, universities and other education providers and children and young people.
The Arts Council : Inspiring and funding Cultural Education Partnerships, ACE have recently launched their new 10 year strategy. Between 2018 and 2022, they will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery, in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich peoples' lives.
Cultural Learning Alliance: championing a right to art and culture for every child - making the case for arts engagement.
The Mighty Creatives: fuelling creativity for children and young people across the East Midlands.
Arts Mark: the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England.
Arts Award: inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.
During these challenging times, we are keen to share positivity and light - promoting many of the wonderful ways communities and schools are coming together and using creativity to help people in isolation and children and families at home.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, we have developed the 'Activities for Children' pages with a host of online links to Nottingham's arts organisations offering creative ideas for children and young people and the whole family to enjoy.
We are also supporting the distribution of Art Activity packs across the city and hoping to establish re-stockable art cupboards across the foodbank network.
Our new one-off commissioning programme has helped some of our arts partners to develop projects, working closely with community groups during lockdown.
We are also working closely with Nottingham City Council to programme an exciting day of creative workshops for RSE Day on 25th June 2020, promoting healthy relationships.
Please do share your experiences and stories and keep in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling teachers in Nottingham! We have a short survey for you to tell us how ChalleNGe can support you and what you need from arts partners now and in the coming months...
A few responses so far:
“One to one support for vulnerable students - 'creative coaches' or mentors to give students guidance”
"We need ideas that don't use technology / lots of stuff"
Please let us know what is important to you, so that we can share your experience and insight across the partnership.
Thank you for all you're doing to support creativity and the wellbeing of your pupils during Covid-19. You're amazing.
Take part in RSE day on Thursday 25th June 2020 - we have a full day of online creative workshops exploring healthy relationships; with poetry, visual arts, music and dance online lessons, creative challenges and short story and picture book readings celebrating Books we love about LOVE.
Families can watch our livestream event at home, and schools can take part on the day - we'll be encouraging you to try out creative activities and send us your creations to be included in a rolling gallery at the end of the day! #RSEDayNottm #RSEday @RSE_day