ChalleNGe is a city-wide partnership of arts and heritage professionals, creative practitioners, teachers, youth leaders and young people who work together to take to ensure children and young people of all backgrounds living in Nottingham engage in arts and culture, whether at home, in the community or at school.
Find out more on the About Us page.
Families in Nottingham from Jubilee and Sycamore Academies (LEAD Academy Trust) are taking part in a ‘go and see’ programme and will share their experiences as part of a new Family Arts and Parent Power Academy this summer holiday.
As well as free bus tickets, the families have a summer itinerary that includes a weekly visit, guided tour and activity at five arts venues – the Theatre Royal, Nottingham Contemporary, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Playhouse and Wollaton Hall. They’ll be filling family sketchbooks to record their first impressions, memories and thoughts on what could make the experience even better for other children and families.
Lamar Francois 2022 / Pictured by Lamar – picturedbylamar.co.uk
Our latest case study is an interview with Ste Oliver, the National Justice Museum’s Learning Manager in Nottingham. Learn about some of the projects that the National Justice Museum has been involved with and its relationship to the arts, culture, and education within Nottingham and beyond.
Creativity Collaboratives is a national school-led programme, funded by The Arts Council over 3 years. There are eight ‘Creativity Collaboratives’ around the country – groups of schools testing a range of innovative practices in teaching for creativity. Read more about the Nottingham Schools involved.
The Cultural Rucksack is our collaborative work with Nottingham's schools, drawing together inspirational arts experiences, devised jointly by teachers, schools and creative organisations to align with the school curriculum and meet the needs, aspirations and interests of young people. Ensuring young people grow up feeling connected to and valued by their city.
Join us for the ChalleNGe CultureMeets, focusing on creative opportunities for school teachers and pupils. This online meeting brings together teachers and learning and participation leads within Nottingham's Arts organisations to support your creative programmes in school, including workshops, trips and resources you can tap into.
We've set up a new page to share inspiring stories of creativity from Nottingham's Primary and Secondary Schools. Please email us with information and photographs about your creative projects.
The video above shows the Walter Halls Primary: Rainbow to Remember project.
During lockdown, we delivered 550 'Let's Create' boxes to foodbanks and community organisations in Nottingham. Together with The Mighty Creatives and The Craft's Council, we now regularly top up Craft Cupboards in foodbanks and community organisations to give children access to creative materials. Since November 2020, a further 1260 art packs have been distributed!
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