Early years

The early years are a vital period when arts, culture and creativity can have a deep impact, but often overlooked in public policy and funding. Over several years, we've been pulling together insights and strategies to inform the early years agenda.

We've undertaken consultation and mapping exercises, building an informed picture of the early years arts and culture landscape, in Yorkshire and London, working with Earlyarts.

Recently, we undertook for Arts Council England, a consultation across England around the feasibility of an Artsmark award for the early years, which included a significant-scale analysis of the landscape of arts and culture in the early years across the country, again, working with Earlyarts. The publication of this report, and the interactive maps we produced of national arts and culture datasets, are coming soon.

Previously, we developed the Born Creative Together Creating campaign, designed to help parents with supporting children's ideas, arts and culture. This was part of the Early Years Strategic Roundtable, a national collaboration, which we ran with Earlyarts.