About the Arts Backpack
On Saturday 4 August 2018, Action for Children’s Arts launched the Arts Backpack UK at the National Theatre. This is a project which ensures that every primary school child in the UK has at least five quality cultural experiences in the school year.
Fife part Two
We have begun a second-phase pilot in Fife with the support of Creative Scotland, Fife Council and the Robertson Trust.
In September 2022 we began piloting the Arts Backpack with three primary schools in Leicester in partnership with Attenborough Arts Centre. This pilot is being supported by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, Aviva Community Fund and the Mighty Creatives.
From January - June 2022 we piloted the Arts Backpack with five primary school classes in Belfast, in partnership with Young at Art. The schools we worked in were: Ballysillan Primary, St Matthews, Nettlefield Primary and Cliftonville Primary.
We are grateful to Arts Council Northern Ireland for supporting this pilot.
From November 2020 - March 2021 we piloted the Arts Backpack in six Fife primary schools. We worked with ten teachers and around 200 children. The schools we worked in were: Cowdenbeath Primary School, Kelty Primary School, Benarty Primary School, Hill of Beath Primary School, Fulford Primary School, and Cardenden Primary School. We are grateful to Fife Council and the Haberdasher's Company for supporting the first pilot.
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