approaches to Cultural Education &
approaches to influencing regeneration.
27 October 2014
Today, MP David Lammy speaks at A New Direction's Connected London event, where AND launches a guide for area leaders to connect young Londoners to exciting
cultural opportunities. The guide identifies 6 approaches which any place can adopt and which will help in
engaging children in cultural education. These approaches have been developed
with the Innovation Unit through
action research in different London boroughs.
Engagement – What do headteachers want
from cultural education? A case-study from Newham.
Sustainability – The end of cultural
education as we know it? A case study from Camden.
Partnerships – New ideas need new
partnerships. A case-study from Lewisham.
Arts and Culture in schools A case-study from Ealing.
Technology – Is technology the answer? A
case-study from Islington.
Community Capacity – Young people at the
heart of cultural education. A case-study from Haringey.
At the recent London Councils Arts and
Culture forum local authority officers debated how arts and culture can be embedded
in regeneration developments across the city. The day was facilitated by
Richard Watts from PeopleMake it Work At the end of the day Richard summed up the
discussion. He suggested 6 approaches as
to how to influence wider regeneration across London to ensure arts and culture
is embedded at policy level.
Leadership support – getting a senior
advocate for the work.
Shared vision with multiple outcomes – these
need to have clarity but can also have breadth.
Community – developing engagement and trust.
Collaboration across services internally
– regeneration, education, arts and culture, youth service but also police,
planners and licensees.
Engage enlightened self-interest - don’t
be offended by the different ways in which people profit from development
Evidence – develop a rigour around this.
for area leaders can be downloaded below.