Listening Projects

In January 2021, A New Direction commissioned five Listening Projects to understand evolving dynamics in the city and investigate the impacts of COVID-19 on our partners, young Londoners, and the cultural landscape.

The projects comprised a mix of virtual conversations – including group conversations and individual interviews – and built on learning and evidence emerging from published materials exploring the current context for our sector and young Londoners. They gathered views from families and young Londoners as well as organisations and partners who work across the rich ecology that supports young people, culture and creativity in different areas of the city and regionally.

The research reports are now available to download on our website and will feed directly into our future planning.

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