Lakeside Arts, the University of Nottingham’s public art programme, began an exciting new partnership with Djanogly Strelley Academy. Introduced by ChalleNGe, all parties are committed to working together to build a new long-term relationship involving Lakeside’s team, artists, staff and students at the University, and the staff and students at the School. Together they’ll be exploring new ways of working: in school; on site in University academic departments; at Lakeside; and online with global partners in order to develop and strengthen a shared understanding of how creativity can add value within the core curriculum. Continue reading.
Nottingham Contemporary’s first in person teacher CPD since lockdown took place on the 23 September, and it was a great success. Exploring the themes of the exhibitions through art making and discussion, with teachers from Primary and Secondary schools and the University of Nottingham. They created collaborative sculptures in the galleries and experimented with different ways of looking through photography. All of Nottingham Contemporary’s practical activities can be delivered in the classroom. Find out more.
Ignite! marked Ada Lovelace Day with over 250 young female students from seven Nottinghamshire secondary schools hearing about the life experiences of a dozen women researchers and scientists. Ignite! use the celebration of Nottinghamshire's own Ada Lovelace Day as an annual opportunity to encourage more young women to consider STEM for higher study and careers.
Nottingham Contemporary is working in collaboration with eight city schools as part of the Schools of Tomorrow project. The project aims to explore how artists and teachers working together can inform and shape how we nurture and teach creativity in schools. The programme will support core skills for learning, specifically; speaking, collaboration, critical thinking and leadership and use creativity to build joy, confidences and pride in children and their communities. The aim is to shift creativity from the classroom into the whole school and beyond, not only engaging students and teachers, but also school leaders and whole school communities. Find out more.
Over the Summer of 2021 Nottingham Playhouse along with many of our partners, organised the arts elements of the HAF Programme in Nottingham city. It was a great success, with:
Building understanding and empathy between young people from different cultural backgrounds, from different schools in Nottingham and outside the city.