Cultural Learning Alliance

My daughter was one of the performers. She is having a very difficult time at school at the moment; yesterday I saw her self-esteem grow as she walked through the stage door for the company warm-up. I wept

Parent of participant in one of The Sage Gateshead’s youth programmes


Featured Case Studies

Shape Articulate Conference at Sadler's Wells Theatre
In May 2010, 15 young learning disabled people aged 15 to 26, from London, Bristol and Oxford, participated in a three-day event at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
Culture and Creativity Ambassadors' Network, Newcastle and Gateshead
The Cultural Ambassadors’ Network is a partnership initiative supported by Gateshead and Newcastle City Councils in the North East of England, running since 2002.
Artist Residencies at Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Families and Children
Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Families and Children is situated at the heart of a council estate with a culturally diverse community, two miles from the centre of Bradford.
Turning competitors into colleagues: working for impact and audience sharing
Creative Quarter is an annual one-day event, targeting 13-19 year-olds interested in gaining an insight into the creative industries and related career opportunities.
A Creative Future: Birmingham City Council's strategy for children and young people
Since 2006, strategic partners in Birmingham have been working together to develop 'A Creative Future', a strategy for children and young people (0-19 years) and the arts.
Arts Award Contributes to School Objectives
Based on feedback from many specialist schools running Arts Award, the booklet profiles six schools in detail.
Leicester Shire Young people are empowered to plan, deliver and evaluate cultural activities
The Leicester Shire Find Your Talent pathfinder Delivery Plan (2008) envisioned networks of Young Ambassadors who would act as champions of young people’s cultural activity, both with their peers and with cultural providers, venues, policy makers and practitioners.
A Cultural Campus on London's South Bank
In summer term 2009, BFI, Southbank Centre and Lambeth City Learning Centre tried out an experiment in learning: a partnership to explore a particular way of working with schools in Lambeth – the 'South Bank Cultural Campus'.
Off the Wall
Off the Wall was a project for 25 Year 10 and 11 students following the Alternative Curriculum in Bognor Community College’s Focus Unit.
The Manning School for Girls – a school alive with creativity
The Manning School for Girls in Nottingham is a Creative Partnerships School of Creativity. It works with the programme to further develop creative teaching and learning practices, to form innovative partnerships with other schools, and to help shape future education policy and practice.
Creative Apprenticeships supporting young people into careers
Creative Apprenticeships is a brand new alternative route into the creative industries; one based on ability and potential rather than academic track record or social background and contacts.

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