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Theme 5: Creative Activism considers the transformative power of children and young people, along with networks and resources, so that through culture and creativity a more equitable and meaningful world is shaped by passionate people together.







An Invitation To Be Together Differently - Drawing on Work in Peterborough with Practitioners and Vulnerable Families 


Drawing on Work in Peterborough With Practitioners and Vulnerable Families. Creative Parenting: PHACE in Peterborough working with vulnerable families via SENCOs off the back of Let's Create packs in lockdown. With Gabby Arenge and Emily Dowdeswell, artist writers and researchers; Di Goldsmith, PHACE Director; Susan Jasilek, artist; Ruth Sapsed, CCI Director and Fullscope partner.








Nurturing Through the Arts
Maeve Morgan


A look at Nurturing Through the Arts , which explores wellbeing, research, and sharing best practice.









How Can Young People Become Activists in the Arts Through Place Partnerships and Large Scale Regional Events?
Sarah Worth, Highly Sprung


Highly Sprung were commissioned by City of Culture 2021 Trust and the Canal and Rivers Trust to produce an environmentally charged outdoor performance, ‘CastAway’. The programme provided opportunities to improve participants employability and access to the arts, increasing their confidence in choosing arts subjects and ultimately arts jobs.








PEACH-Y – We Can Be The Change We Want to Make
Rachael Williams, Stories of Lynn; with  Lily, Evaldas, Tom and Keely


Hear from the PEACH-Y group, who talk about why youth voice is important and how they have taken steps to be heard.








Creative Activism in Action
Elizabeth Lawal, More Than A Moment, and Erica Love, Culture Central


Hear from Elizabeth Lawal and Erica Love about the journey of The More Than A Moment pledge. Which is the West Midlands Arts sector’s promise to take radical, bold and immediate action, to dismantle the systems that have for too long kept Black artists and creatives from achieving their potential in the arts and cultural industries.







Additional Resources

Partners in Creative Learning and Arts Connect

Creative Youth Voices - Future Hopes






Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Tiny Plays, BIG IDEAS




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