The first seven programmes supported through the London Cultural Education Challenge.


Photo credit: Barbican / Sarah Ainslie


What makes a place, and how can children and young people contribute to building it?

(Lead partner; Enable Leisure and Culture - £85,000 over two years)

Creative Youth

How can housing associations, local cultural partners and young people work together to address barriers to cultural engagement and broaden young people’s horizons?

(Lead partner; Ovalhouse - £128,600 over three years)

Creative Schools

How can creative organisations create a combined force when working with schools?

(Lead partner; The Barbican Centre - £170,000 over three years)


How can a rich, local cultural ecology best support young people’s progression and development?

(Lead partner; Westway Trust - £140,000 over two years)

Getting Ready Dance

How can youth settings respond to demand for high quality dance provision, and get young London dancing?

(Lead partner; London Youth - £67,685 over two years)

Music for Change

How can creative activity in early years settings prepare the under 5s for starting school?

(Lead partner; Creative Futures - £50,000 over two years)

Creative Croydon

How can we ensure young people’s voices are heard in decision making?

(Croydon Music and Arts - £50,000 over two years)