Big Change #3: Power in practice - 25 March 2020

The Big Change Series is designed to support London’s cultural sector with a space for innovation, challenge and learning

Join A New Direction for the last of three sessions for arts, cultural and heritage organisations looking at the big issues affecting the sector.

In times of rapid and wholesale socio-political change, the Big Change Series 2019/20 provides a space to connect and discuss the role of the cultural sector, young people and the resources and opportunities available to them. This year we are hosting a series of sessions around the theme of ‘Opportunity’ to explore how London's arts, cultural and heritage organisations can best enrich the lives of the children and young people they work with.

Our final event in the series forms part of A New Direction’s I Am At Tate Exchange Festival - an ambitious partnership between A New Direction, Tate Exchange and 25 special schools from across London. Now in its fourth year, the festival will explore the theme of power.

The event will feature an overview of festival activity, and the amazing work done by young artists.

Attendees will have the chance to undertake a series of tool-focussed workshops with inclusive organisations such Corali Dance, Inclusion London, and Attitude is Everything. Workshops will include hands-on tools and approaches for:

  • Inclusive HR practices
  • Accessible events
  • Using narrative and monologues as tools for self expression
  • Equalising power relationships

Artists from I Am Festival will be facilitating practical making activities that respond to the theme of power.

The event will also feature an opportunity to talk to Relationship Managers from Arts Council England who will be facilitating an overview of the new Arts Council England 'Let's Create' and a discussion around key areas of focus.

The Big Change Series is central to A New Direction’s sector support role for children and young people across London, and is also a chance for us to discuss and enhance our offer of support.

Event Details


Tate Exchange (Southwark Room) Floor 5, The Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG


25 March 2020


2:00PM 5:30PM



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