The cultural sector has a unique and important role in the future of children and young people in London.

To make the most of its potential, the sector must respond to the context of the city. It must address the trends and challenges that London is facing.

We have identified four major themes for everyone working in cultural education to consider.

We want to hear your views on how these affect your work, in order to help us build an agenda for change.

  • Are you planning with these themes in mind?
  • Where do you see opportunities for cultural education to make a difference?
  • What can A New Direction do to help the cultural sector – and schools and youth sector providers – navigate change and provide the best we can for all young Londoners?

"London is a city of culture and creativity, science, sport and stories, with a multitude of museums, galleries, libraries and heritage sites. This is a rich context for learning" The Mayor's Education Inquiry, 2012