Cultural Citizens pilot launch
70 young people from the London borough of Barking and Dagenham joined some of London’s leading arts and cultural organisations at the Barbican for the launch of the programme.
In August 2016, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced three Cultural Citizens Programme pilots in areas of low cultural engagement. The pilots - in Barking and Dagenham, Birmingham and Liverpool and Blackpool - are designed to give at least 200 young people in each area increased access to arts and culture.
To celebrate the launch of the London pilot (lead by A New Direction in partnership with the Barking and Dagenham Cultural Education Partnership, and delivered locally by Studio 3 Arts and Creative Barking and Dagenham) the young people experienced a range of fun, TV-style Gameshow activities with arts and culture as the theme, before taking part in a treasure hunt around the Barbican.