The Our Place in the World: Cultural & Creative Education Programme is a two-year initiative funded by Arts Council England via their Partnership Investment (PI) fund and in partnership with Curious Minds and Lancaster University.
Led by Lancashire Youth Challenge and the Culture Co-op the programme aims to reach over 150 young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 for those requiring additional support) from working class, vulnerable and marginalised backgrounds, by engaging them in high quality arts and cultural activities.
During this period of global uncertainty, the initiative will focus the Co-op’s collective energy on providing digital and offline educational resources for young people to explore and interrogate their place in this new and unfamiliar world.
The programme will also support local artists, practitioners and small organisations with much needed financial investment to realise their work.
Over the next two years the main tangible outputs will be: two rounds of creative commissioning, training for educators, academics, artists and creative practitioners, the development of a new digital HUB/ virtual creative learning space, a series of offline learning resources and a number of academic research papers.