Current Aims & Objectives
We are a growing movement of arts, cultural and heritage organisations, educators, individuals, business and communities who collectively work together to ensure ALL children and young people aged 0 to 25 yrs have access to high quality arts and culture. More and more people are advocating for arts in education, with real recognition that creative thinking is needed for an ever-changing jobs market, environmental challenges, community building, challenging divisions and supporting positive well-being.
Working together across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire to ensure that the opportunity to participate, achieve and succeed in vibrant high-quality arts and cultural education becomes a normal expectation for children and young people.
We will challenge perceptions of arts and cultural education at a strategic level, advocating for its impact on children and young people’s lives. We will challenge the perceptions of our city and children and young people, through arts and culture and we will challenge ourselves and our children and young people to take part, learn, lead, and innovate.
Fun & Innovative
We will lead the way in being innovate in how we engage and deliver arts and culture to children and young people, ensuring participation is fun and offers a positive learning experience.
We will collaborate, encouraging diversity, difference and acceptance. We will encourage children and young people to remove divisions and barriers to involvement, engagement and participation.
We will deliver authentic cultural offers for all children and young people in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire, making them accessible, engaging, diverse, high quality, inspiring and fun. We want to give children and young people the opportunities necessary to be competitive within the creative industries and become cultural arts leaders.
We will ensure that all children and young people have access to high quality arts and cultural activities through developing networks, locally, nationally and internationally.