Challenge London investments

A New Direction is delighted to share information of the first five investments through Challenge London Strand 1

Find out more about the programmes and the work they’ll be developing over the next few years below:

Barking and Dagenham: Inspiring Futures

Inspiring Futures will accelerate and sustain the reach and impact for young people of Barking & Dagenham’s Cultural Education Partnership, its INSPIRE programme, pathways into employment and the increased expectation that Young People will lead, influence and shape the content of the cultural provision which affects them and supports their ambition.

Investment from A New Direction: £75,000 over three years

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Camden Spark: A Local Cultural Education Partnership

Our programme will ensure all children and young people living or being educated in Camden have access to high quality cultural and creative experiences, so that they develop their talents and interests to progress in to further education, employment or training, within and beyond the creative and cultural industries.

Investment from A New Direction: £75,000 over three years

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Croydon Rising

Croydon Rising is a reactive programme that will respond to the themes from our past three years of information gathering about how to improve the quality of cultural learning; to include impact measurement, schools programmes and support with young people’s progression routes.

Investment from A New Direction: £75,000 over three years

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Working together: a new cultural education partnership for Waltham Forest

Using London Borough of Culture 2019 as a catalyst, we will create a model of high-quality and innovative arts provision at the heart of young people’s learning, bringing together education and arts organisations in a new sustainable partnership.

Investment from A New Direction: £50,000 over two years

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Creative Wandsworth

Creative Wandsworth is an emerging Cultural Education Partnership in the borough of Wandsworth which aims to empower young creatives, support schools and other youth organisations and pilot creative projects to encourage creativity in young people of all ages.

Investment from A New Direction: £40,000 over two years

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