The Connected Lab

The Connected Lab is a peer learning programme for those leading or managing the activity of Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) in London

The Connected Lab is a facilitated peer-learning programme that enables leaders and change-makers to collaborate and learn from each other about how to create systemic changes at a local and regional level. Following a successful first cohort of the Connected Lab in 2018/19, we are delighted to share details for the 2019/20 programme.

Led by independent facilitator Lawrence Becko, Connected Lab sessions include an inspirational guest speaker presenting on a key theme, group-problem-solving using a format developed with previous participants, and time for networking with peers. This is accompanied by a range of supporting activity including buddying and optional development opportunities.

[The Connected Lab] has allowed me time and space to reflect on what we are doing. I have been able to consider alternative approaches. It has been invaluable in supporting me to support our [partnership]

- Connected Lab Participant, 2018-19

The Connected Lab is a key part of A New Direction’s support offer for Local Cultural Education Partnerships in London and is open to representatives from partnerships at all stages, whether you are just starting out or more established. One place is available per partnership.

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Please note: applications for the 2019/20 cohort are now closed.