We are a city-wide partnership of arts organisations, schools and young people that collaborate to reach more children and young people with arts, culture and creative opportunities in Nottingham.
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!
Check out our latest Parents and Carers newsletter October 2023
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:
Primary: Weds 17 Jan 2024 (4pm-5pm).
Secondary: Tues 23 Jan 2024 (4pm-5pm)
These online meetings bring together Nottingham teachers and arts organisations to support creativity in schools, including workshops, visits and resources. Please book in advance.
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.
On Thurs 28 Sept, pupils from participating schools came together at Bulwell Riverside to unveil the Kindness Quilt they helped create as part of RSE Day 2023. A collaboration between ChalleNGe, National Literacy Trust, Nottingham City Libraries, Artist Rebekah Johnston and led by Catherine Kirk - the Kindness Quilt is now on tour!
Come and do your PhD with us!
ChalleNGe and Co(l)laboratory are looking for applications for our PhD opportunity to research how Nottingham's schools, community groups and arts organsiations celebrate and engage people with languages.
Co(l)laboratory is a new research programme that puts community knowledge and expertise at the core of research. Our PhD project approaches language as a form of intangible cultural heritage which should be celebrated and promoted.
We are looking for three new steering group members.
We are particularly keen to receive applications from people who understand the value of creativity and culture for children, young people, to their families, communities and local places. You may work for a business, charity, school or support organisation (as a creative practitioner, director, administrator or in a governance role.)
To apply to join the Steering group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter outlining your interest and experience by Mon 4th December 2023.
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?