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.
Green Light is a new partnership to develop ‘pop-up’ collaborative spaces for conversations and creativity. The first pop-up is now open on Weds-Sundays 12-3pm (on Bridlesmith Gate) and focuses on climate change and Nottingham's ambition to be carbon neutral by 2028.
Connecting Notts is Nottingham's Youth Cultural Partnership. We’re working to make Nottingham’s cultural scene thrive and be more inclusive and relevant to young people, now and in the future. You'll find news and information about events on the new website.
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 have been 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 regularly topping 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 through the Craft Cupboards project.
Our Projects page details the projects we are proud to have supported, helping arts organisations connect with communities in new ways since May 2020.