Challenge London aims and themes

Our Challenge London themes are:

These six themes represent factors our research has shown to be important for young Londoners capacity to be creative in our city.

We’re hoping to approach these six themes through the Challenge London programme. You can read and download documentation with supporting evidence for each by clicking the links above, or download a combined document here. You can also download a high res version of the Challenge London map here.

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Our aims for the Challenge London programme between 2018 and 2022 are:

  • Partnerships: constructing sustainable, innovative partnerships to support young people's creativity and cultural engagement
  • Outcomes: enabling strong cultural and creative outcomes for young people (0-25) in London
  • Investment: generating new investment for culture and creativity

A New Direction has undertaken a range of research over the past two years including Caring for Cultural Freedom with King’s College London and Building Creative Places for Young People with Social Life. Outcomes from these pieces of work have helped us understand our context and how we can think about the complex interactions of places and networks that influence young people’s development.

You can find out more about our research here. If you are considering applying for investment through the Challenge in this cycle, we’d recommend you look at the findings explored in these documents.

Downloads

Challenge London - A New Direction (all themes).pdf doc 5.1MiB