Our partners bring ChalleNGe’s vision to life - from long-term partnerships with schools, free family arts programmes, targeted provision for young refugees, health and wellbeing programmes, and city-wide festivals.
Discover organisations and groups that offer creative activities for children and young people in the city. Why not try something new? There are arts groups, dance classes, youth theatre and music opportunities all year around - to name but a few!
February 2024 Parents and Carers newsletter
Interested in bringing more creativity to your classroom, or wanting to develop new opportunities for your pupils? From one-off events to long-term partnerships, ChalleNGe brings you regular updates and boosts your connections.
Check out our latest Primary and Secondary newsletters
The next CultureMeets are:
Primaries network: Tues 23 April 2024 (4pm-5pm).
Secondaries network: Weds 24 April 2024 (4pm-5pm)
Join us for our termly ChalleNGe Culturemeets - an opportunity for Nottingham teachers and arts organisations to come together and share experiences, get to know each other and develop connections and opportunities.
Hear about exhibitions, visits, resources and CPD events to keep you and your students connected to Nottingham - helping young people feel part of their city.
Free termly meetings, all welcome.
The Cultural Rucksack draws together inspirational arts experiences that align with the curriculum and meet the needs and interests of children and young people.
We've recently published an A-Z Directory of Arts and Cultural organisations that have offers for schools - download the pdf version now.
Mon 18 March, 6pm - 8:30pm
Are you a youth representative for a group? Come join the Connecting Notts crew at the Youth Boards Partnership Lab!
We want to hear from Youth Boards and groups from all over the city to hear about their practices and thoughts on how young people can connect, collaborate and grow.
Come network with like-minded people!
The Young Creative Awards are back! Register now
Entrants aged between 11-24 years have until 15th March to apply to the awards, of which there are 10 categories. This year we’re also excited to be bringing the awards event back to Nottingham Playhouse!
On December 13th at Nottingham Central Library, we welcomed pupils from Bluecoat Academy Beechdale and NEST (Nottingham Education Sanctuary Team) as well as representatives from a variety of arts organisations and refugee groups to celebrate a shared commitment to creating a more inclusive, compassionate society that welcomes refugees and asylum seekers.
The icing on the cake was an amazing song written in a single day by the pupils with the help of Nottingham songwriters Rob Green and Nic Harvey. We invite Arts and Cultural organisations to find out more and sign the Art of Belonging pledge.
We are actively looking for new members to join our Youth Cultural Partnership, (Connecting Notts) to represent arts organisations and sixth forms across Nottingham.
Each meeting includes a guest from the cultural world or local organisations - sharing what is happening and providing the opportunity to give feedback on ideas as well as workshops and discussions on issues brought by the members of the group.
We focus on supporting arts organisations to be more inclusive and welcoming to young people from all backgrounds. Complete the simple application form now to express your interest, and come along to our next meeting!
What impact does storytelling have on young people and children?
Listen to what Nottingham's Read on Nottingham's Literacy Champions have to say about the importance of stories. (Click video to watch)
Djanogly Strelley Academy pupil Sami Mohamedi performs 'Joy', an original poem, and shares why stories are important to him. You can put on your own events - what could you to do to share a love of stories?