ChalleNGe is a city-wide partnership of arts and heritage professionals, creative practitioners, teachers, youth leaders and young people who work together to take risks and make things happen – ensuring 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.
We’re delighted to share the fantastic news that ChalleNGe has been successful in a two year project grant to Arts Council England, with match funding from Nottingham Trent University. We are now in a stronger position to champion the right of every child in the city to be creative; working across the city with teachers, artists and arts organisations to foster connections and new ways of working.
If you’re on our mailing list you should have received on of our academic year wall planners, specially created for Nottingham city school teachers. If you’d like one, please add yourself to the mailing list and we’ll post one to you. Read more about the project.
Nottingham Contemporary are continuing to work closely with Nottingham Citizens on developing a city wide anti-racist curriculum. The fundraising campaign exceeded the £10k target and so sets of inclusive books are being purchased for the library of every city school!
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. It celebrates the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Nottingham, ensuring young people grow up feeling connected to and valued by their city.
‘We are Here!’ is a film project created to engage with 12-24 year olds in Nottingham, featuring their voices and stories about creativity and life in lockdown. The conversations are being turned into a short film that reflects the diversity, resilience and creativity of our city. To find out more visit the We Are Here page.
We've set up a new page to share Inspiring stories of creativity from Nottingham's Primary and Secondary Schools. ur stories please email us with information and photographs about your creative projects.
This 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 are now supporting 5 foodbanks to establish Craft Cupboards - building a campaign and receiving donations to keep supplies topped up and give children access to creative materials.
Our Projects page details the projects we are proud to have supported, helping arts organisations connect with communities in new ways since May 2020.