Nottingham’s diverse population of children and young people will have opportunities to be imaginative, innovative and creative, becoming informed and inspired curators, makers, audiences and champions of culture citywide.
To facilitate, support and co-curate collaborations and partnerships that ensure more and different children and young people in Nottingham engage with relevant, inspiring and accessible cultural experiences.
To work collaboratively with Nottingham’s cultural partners and educators to:
Our partnership will be inspiring, facilitative, resourceful, collaborative, opportunistic, imaginative, innovative and bold.
Our task is to facilitate the partnership between cultural organisations, schools and youth providers - and to this end, we will be open, inventive, diverse, networked and welcoming.
We want to make communications easy - so that teachers and headteachers are informed of opportunities from the cultural sector in a timely and coherent way.
Cultural partners can make use of the ChalleNGe website and e-newsletters to share news and project opportunities; and schools can celebrate their achievements, give feedback and help build a picture of creative learning for children and young people.
Youth and community organisations are also invited to share their experiences and opportunities and make connections with us to help broaden opportunities for all children and young people in the city.
We are developing the concept of Nottingham's 'Cultural Rucksack'; for schools to embed high quality arts experiences for every school pupil in the city.
Our 4 goals focus on:
We are working closely with the Nottingham Trent University's Social Science departments to devise robust evaluation methodology; taking part in the Shared Intelligence 'Collective Outcomes Tool' to measure regional cultural education development work and subscribing to the RSA Cultural Learning Evidence Champions Network.
If you are interested in this area of our work, please get in touch to contribute to the design of evaluation methodology.