Camden Spark

Ensure young people can access the fantastic creative assets of Camden and London

Camden Spark 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 into further education, employment or training, within and beyond the creative and cultural industries.

Camden Spark was conceived by Camden Council and The Roundhouse, in its capacity as an Associate Bridge organisation. Camden Spark is being driven by trustees from A New Direction, Camden Centre for Learning, Camden Schools Led Partnership, Camden Music Service, Camden Arts and Tourism, The British Library and Regent High School.

Camden Spark presents schools’ improvement priorities to creative and cultural organisations to encourage schools and providers to co-design a project that is led by school need. They also work hard to improve access to the fantastic arts and cultural offer in Camden and London.


  • For all children and young people in Camden to have access to a wide range of high-quality cultural opportunities
  • To enable children and young people in Camden to have the tools to develop personal, social and technical skills through creative participation
  • To find ways of helping children and young people access opportunities to progress into a career in the creative and cultural sectors
  • To work with teachers and school leadership teams – including governors – to help them to better understand how creative opportunities can support school priorities across the curriculum.
  • To support the cultural sector to connect and collaborate with schools in the most effective way

Camden Spark is receiving investment through Challenge London, A New Direction’s partnership investment programme from 2018-2022.

Challenge London investment from A New Direction: £75,000 over three years

This partnership is also receiving Challenge London Legacy Funding

Camden Spark Website