Education, Place, Culture - Session Three: Culture

Join A New Direction for the final of our three sessions for cultural organisations looking at the current policies and trends affecting creative learning and cultural education.

The ‘Culture’ session will explore how arts and cultural organisations understand and communicate the value of their work in cultural education, and how this can be interpreted and embedded into strategic positioning and future delivery of quality, authentic work.

We’ll hear from cultural organisations, peer outreach experts and researchers on best practice for co-production, outreach, and evaluation, and we’ll explore innovative interpretations of existing quality frameworks in a changing arts education policy landscape. The session will end with networking and drinks at 5 pm to celebrate, connect and reflect on the end of the series.


  • What do we mean by ‘quality’ cultural provision and engagement with our work with children and young people?
  • What can the cultural sector learn from other sectors (and vice versa) about children and young people’s voice and measuring quality?
  • What does this mean in practice and what are the challenges?

Speakers include:

RENAISI on their national evaluation of the Cultural Citizens Pilot and the wider context of their area-based work.

The GLA’s Youth and Education Team on their work with authentic engagement and quality provision of working with young people across London

AND’s Holly Donagh on Creative People and Places and the Excellence Report

Sade Banks-Brown on her work with Creative Partnerships as Engagement Manager at The Barbican Centre and young people’s provision with her new social enterprise as CEO and Founder of SourLemons

A workshop with Hannah Wilmot will explore embedding and interpreting quality principles.

Workshop content

Hannah Wilmot - writer, researcher and evaluator - joins us to look at interpreting and embedding quality principles and her work with cultural and children and young peoples organisations on what they mean by 'quality'.

Who is this for?

Those working and leading organisations and programmes that focus on culture and education for Children and Young People, including:

  • Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Music Hubs
  • Archives
  • Heritage Settings
  • Local Authorities

Event Details


Coin Street Conference Centre (SE1 9NH)


24 January 2017


1:30PM 6:30PM



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