Cultural Enrichment – Creative Briefs (for Secondary Schools)

The offer

Creative Briefs is a ‘future proof’ flexible learning model, aimed at young people aged 11 to 18.

The project involves a range of local artists, cultural professionals and creative organisations setting a ‘Creative Brief’. Contributors represent the 12 creative industry sub-sectors including Music Performing and Visual Arts, Advertising and Marketing, Publishing, and Heritage.

Each Brief is expected to take around 16 hours to complete, equating to an 8-week creative learning programme (2 hours per week). This programme can be completed in school time or extracurricular, in school or at home. The young people will get the opportunity to work individually or in groups. They will build essential skills through activity and taking the creative lead in their own project ideas.

The project features:

  • A pre-recorded webinar led by a creative professional or organisation followed by a live Q&A – setting of the ‘Brief’
  • Live ‘check-ins’ with the lead professional – to allow students to share their ideas
  • Flexibility to adapt to schools’/students’ position during this uncertain time.

All resources needed to deliver the Creative Brief will be available as downloads.

Benefits of the project:

  • Students increase their understanding and knowledge of the opportunities in the creative sector
  • Students build resilience and essential skills such as presenting, problem solving and team work
  • Aligned with the Universal Framework for Essential Skills developed by the Skills Builder Partnership
  • Provides a framework for teacher to measure students’ progress and skills development
  • Teachers and careers advisors develop leadership and creativity skills
  • Teachers and careers advisors build knowledge and confidence in cultural education and creative careers.

Additional enrichment opportunities for students and staff CPD can also be arranged with individual schools. These include the opportunity to take part in ‘Cultural Testers’ – meaningful work encounters with the cultural and creative industries. Cultural Testers can be delivered in school or organised as visits out of school. Visit the Culture Catalogue for details of local available cultural enrichment activities. Schools can access these at any time.

Creative & Cultural Futures is a cultural enrichment programme, led by Festival Bridge and delivered by Babylon Arts, for teachers and students. The Cultural Briefs project is funded by the Opportunity Area Festival Bridge and NEACO.

More information and contact

For more information, contact Florence Rose, Head of Project Delivery, Babylon Arts at florence.rose@babylonarts.org.uk.