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.
This year’s RSE Day will be celebrated on 30 June 2022. This year's theme is 'Celebrating Differences - Everyone Can Sparkle'. RSE Day in 2022 will be more like those we celebrated prior to the pandemic, with the opportunity for visits, and a Nottingham wide project involving local artists.
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.
Connecting Notts is Nottingham's Youth Cultural Partnership. Young representatives from arts organisations come together every month to plan events, collaborate on communications and open up opportunities for engagement for more young people aged 14+.
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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