Between 2012 and 2015, Roundhouse took on the role of an Associate Bridge organisation. Together with three other cultural organisations in London we were asked by Arts Council England to explore how to connect more of London’s young people with the creative and cultural opportunities the city has to offer.
During this period we worked with creative, educational and youth organisations from across North London, to explore new partnerships, develop creative networks and support innovative projects.
Find out about what we achieved in our animated summary above and explore the tools, resources and case studies we’ve created to support organisations in continuing to inspire the next generation of young creatives:
Discover some of our partnership building projects:
- Camden Cultural Commissioning Model for the borough: Working with schools and cultural providers in Camden to develop innovative, needs led structure for commissioning creative activities.
- Camden and Islington Shared Arts Award Offer: Bringing together activities and projects from across cultural providers in Camden and Islington that can support a young person’s Arts Award.
- Musical Progression Consultations: Talking to young people in Enfield, Barnet and Haringey about their musical journeys and progression routes.
- Radio Rithmik at Canada Villa: Working with Barnet Youth Services, Canada Villa Youth Centre and Roundhouse Radio to set up Radio Rithmik, a local youth-led radio station in Barnet.
- Roundhouse Teacher’s network: Developing a Roundhouse Teacher’s Network to support knowledge sharing, skills development and advice around creative projects and opportunities for young people and schools.
Hear from partners and participants:
- Young people in North London discuss their musical journeys.
- Education professionals explain how they have benefitted from the Teachers Network.
- Internet and Community Radio Stations discuss how the Grassroots Radio Network is helping them support young radio makers.
- Staff from several North London cultural organisations reflect on how shared mentoring training has enabled them to support young creatives.
- A young artist describes how the Shared Arts Award offer has allowed her to achieve Bronze Arts Award.
Further resources and useful links:
- Arts Award Shared Offer Booklet – a handy guide that highlights programmes, activities and projects in Camden and Islington providers that can support each section of an Arts Award.
- Working with young people – A paper by Trinity College containing top tips for using Arts Award with young people not currently in education, employment or training.
- Arts Award – Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications which can help you develop your creative and leadership skills.
- Artsmark – Arts Council England’s flagship scheme to help schools and other organisations strengthen and celebrate their arts and culture offers.
- A New Direction – London’s leader in cultural education, connecting children, young people and education with the best of arts and culture.