We support the wider arts sector to use creativity to connect and collaborate with schools and communities, responding to the needs of children and young people (0 – 24yrs). We work with freelance creatives to support training and development, University researchers on our collective evaluation and impact, and we encourage our partners to involve young people in the design and delivery of programmes to increase engagement.
Our Operations Partners have developed a strong community of practice, enabling individual organisations to engage with ChalleNGe’s vision at their own pace and in their own way.
The Arts Council : Inspiring and funding Cultural Education Partnerships, ACE have recently launched their new 10 year strategy. Between 2018 and 2022, they will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery, in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich peoples' lives.
Cultural Learning Alliance: championing a right to art and culture for every child - making the case for arts engagement.
The Mighty Creatives: fuelling creativity for children and young people across the East Midlands.
Arts Mark: the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England.
Arts Award: inspiring young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.
During these challenging times, we are keen to share positivity and light - promoting many of the wonderful ways communities and schools are coming together and using creativity to help people in isolation and children and families at home.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, we have developed the 'Activities for Children' pages with a host of online links to Nottingham's arts organisations offering creative ideas for children and young people and the whole family to enjoy.
We are also supporting the distribution of Art Activity packs across the city and hoping to establish re-stockable art cupboards across the foodbank network.
Register your interest in our ongoing youth voice project, We are Here.
Our commissioning programme has helped some of our arts partners to develop projects, working closely with community groups during lockdown.
Please do share your experiences and stories and keep in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ChalleNGe Nottingham Activities Pack is a free activities pack designed for Nottingham’s children and young people. It’s filled with over 40 engaging and fun activities created by 20 of Nottingham’s arts organisations. The activities can be enjoyed individually or in a small group, with family, friends or in the classroom. We hope you find ideas that inspire you!
Read the online version here on issuu, to enable all the embedded hyperlinks to videos, music and further activity sheets.
Accompanying teachers notes are available to support teachers' planning and the return to school in September.
Print version (without embedded links)