Keeping creative in times of change

On 10 October, we welcomed over 150 teachers and cultural educators to our annual conference at the British Library

30 October 2017

‘Keeping Creative: cultural learning in times of change’ explored practical approaches to maintaining arts and culture in schools, at a time when many schools are facing increasing pressure on time, money and space for the arts.

Throughout the day delegates took part in a range of practical workshops, attended expert panel discussions, and, crucially, got the chance to network and discuss how they as teachers, leaders and members of the cultural sector can continue to provide a balanced, broad and diverse education rich in arts and culture, for children and young people in London.

Watch a short film of highlights from the day:

We were also delighted to welcome Ross McGill as the keynote speaker. Ross holds the title of the ‘most followed educator on Twitter in the UK’ and is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the U.K, Teacher Toolkit. Watch his keynote speech below:

His presentation along with other resources from the day can be found here. These include a new Learning Guide from Art on the Underground, and a new set of case studies looking at how pupil premium can be used to enhance cultural education - both of which were launched at the conference.

If you joined us on the day, we hope you found it as inspiring and enjoyable as we did. If you missed out - we look forward to hopefully seeing you next year!