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Showcasing artist and school collaborations from I Am Festival 2024

This year’s festival takes place from 11 - 15 March 2024 in venues across London exploring the theme ‘See Me! Hear Me!

We're excited to mark our ninth year and the return of bringing young people together as we deliver the festival in person.

We have a number of exciting events taking place during the festival week including:

  • An event curated and delivered by our brilliant Cultural Ambassadors.
  • Tuesday 12 March: How to recruit and support a Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent creative workforce – a workshop for professionals working in the cultural sector led by Access All Areas.
  • Thursday 14 March: Creative Communication techniques for the classroom – a CPD for teachers who want to better elevate the voices of Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent students.
  • Thursday 14 March: Sensory Storytelling Revamped – an interactive CPD for teachers working in SEND settings, sharing practical strategies for co-creating exciting & culturally relevant sensory experiences.
  • Friday 15th March: Coney and Queensmill school will be leading a Top Secret Mission around Kensington Palace and exploring childhood games.
    Across London at the National Theatre, Graeae will be exploring ideas around elevation with students from SEND schools and Robin Smith from ActionSpace will be leading a DrawAlong.
  • Three events taking place in Tate Modern, National Theatre and Kensington Palace for Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent children and young people.

As part of the festival, we have also commissioned three fantastic organisations, BLINK Dance Theatre, Graeae Theatre Company and Coney who have been working with three schools from our I Am network to deliver exciting projects with their students.

Check out this blog written by Lynne Brackley to find out more about the co-planning session we delivered in November. We are also funding four projects led by schools in our I Am Network exploring the festival theme and connecting their students with their local community.

Read this blog by Beatrice Tate School, sharing details and learnings from their project, exploring home to school connections.

Learn more about St Philip's Ten Minute Talk, where Tom Underwood shares the process of his students sharing their own personal reactions to different artworks in the Tate collection.

Find out more about the 10 Minute Talk

Listen to a poem from our Cultural Ambassador Rebecca

We have a variety of events taking place for students, teachers and the cultural sector. Join in with the celebrations and conversations online using #IAmFestival2024 and see what everyone's favourite moments are across social media channels.

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