Cultural Capital Conference (17 March 2015)

Ensuring equity in arts and culture for children and young people.

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An event that looked at how London’s arts and cultural sector can come together with organisations that work with disadvantaged young people to ensure equity of access. We set out our shared priorities for Young Londoners, and heard about AND’s latest research and programmes that shed light on the lives of all young Londoners.

Cultural Capital is focussed around three strands:

Inequity
Despite London's varied cultural scene, we know that disadvantaged young people have less access to arts and culture. In what ways can the cultural sector provide more opportunities to address inequity for children and young people in London?
Disadvantage
Are there specific groups of young people we should be doing more to support? Is the cultural sector doing enough to challenge disadvantage, or are there priorities we should be addressing?
Culture
What can be offered through arts and culture? What specific changes can we make for young Londoners to ensure a deeper connection with the city's cultural opportunities

Who is the conference for?

Cultural organisations and senior staff involved in organisations who provide opportunities for targeted young people either in formal or informal settings. This may include:

  • young people at risk of low attainment,
  • those Not in Employment Education or Training,
  • teenage parents,
  • young carers,
  • young people in care or care leavers,
  • young people at risk of homelessness,
  • young people with disabilities,
  • young travellers,
  • young refugees or young migrants,
  • those with emotional health concerns,
  • young people with a history/at risk of criminal activity;
  • and those at risk of substance misuse.