Creative Wandsworth

Creative Wandsworth is an emerging Cultural Education Partnership in the borough of Wandsworth which aims to empower young creatives, support schools and other youth organisations, and pilot creative projects to encourage creativity in young people of all ages.

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We will empower young people in Wandsworth to inform and shape creative activity in their area by working in partnership with cultural organisations, schools, youth services and other local partners to deliver projects and activities which inform strategic outcomes for young people of all ages.

Creative Wandsworth is a network of creative and cultural organisations, part of the Cultivate Education Programme, across the borough of Wandsworth, led by Enable Leisure & Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

With the support of Challenge London funding, we will formalise this network into a sustainable Cultural Education Partnership. To enable us to do this we have gained support and partnership within the local authority and with other education partners who will work with us to define a clear strategy for young people’s creative and cultural engagement in the borough.

We will use the investment to set up a creative youth panel to inform and shape creative activity in the borough, aiming to empower young creatives and give them the means to help develop and set the cultural agenda.

We will also pilot creative projects chosen and informed by young people and will set strong outcomes for the young people involved, including work-related learning and creative careers opportunities.

We will actively encourage performance and producing opportunities within existing frameworks – for example, Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival - and will support young creatives to take advantage of existing funding opportunities available to them, guiding and mentoring them to facilitate creative project proposals.

In addition, we will work closely with schools to provide regular teacher networking & CPD opportunities as well as supporting schools in an ongoing capacity to provide a creative curriculum across all subject areas.

Investment from A New Direction: £40,000 over two years

Creative Wandsworth website

Contact: Katherine Hill, Cultivate & Creative Wandsworth Programme Manager: Katherine.Hill@RichmondandWandsworth.gov.uk

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