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.
From January - June 2022 we are piloting the Arts Backpack with five primary school classes in Belfast, in partnership with Young at Art. We are working in the following schools: Ballysillan Primary, St Matthews, Nettlefield Primary and Cliftonville Primary.
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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"The arts may reflect our society, or stir the imagination but unless we can relate to them on a fundamental level they will not become a part of our lives. The Arts Backpack might be the needed bridge."
- Jenny Agutter, ACA Patron
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