Support and consultancy
We support a wide range of organisations and collaborations through training, co-design, consultation, organisational development and strategy development.
Areas of specialism include:
- Creative learning approaches, including project-based and enquiry-based learning, understanding creativity, developing children and young people's ideas
- Supporting organisations understand and develop the purpose, and often social impact, of their work
- Progression, young leadership and motivation for students to teach themselves
- Young person-led practice and approaches
- Mapping, analysis, visualisation, and wading through data to come up with clear insights and recommendations.
A selection of current and recent projects is below.
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We were commissioned by Nesta to undertake a consultative analysis of playful learning landscapes in the UK for young children, looking particularly at how you can build places and environments in which children will spontaneously play in ways that encourage learning, even more than they naturally do!
We've undertaken several consultancy commissions for Artswork, principally around developing their programme of support for cultural education partnerships.
We undertook a consultative analysis around the economic potential for cultural impact on purpose, as part of the British Council's Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth programme, working with Nordicity.
South Gloucestershire Music Hub
We ran a children and young people's consultation for South Glos Hub and developed strategy recommendations and support.
We're working with Nordicity on a national evaluation of the In Harmony programme for Arts Council England
Arts Council England
We're supporting ACE with evaluating the In Harmony programme, and mapping and strategy for the creative arts in the early years in England.
Business in the Community
We supported BITC with visual communications for their water sustainability campaign: Smart Water.
A New Direction
We consulted, researched and produced for A New Direction a mapping analysis on arts and culture in the early years across London.
We worked with the Education team at Glyndebourne to develop enquiry-based learning in their work with children and young people.
Awards for Young Musicians
We ran the highly influential Musical Progressions Roundtable with AYM from 2012-15. We've also supported them with project design and training around musical progression and peer-to-peer mentoring, most recently in their Talent2Talent project.
We've supported soundLINCS with corporate strategy, social impact, business planning and income generation and we're working with them as a partner on the Scaling Up Musical Inclusion project.
We contributed to RESEO's conference on evaluation of opera and dance work with children and young people.
Working with EarlyArts we undertook for IVE a piece of consultative research and mapping analysis, looking at early years arts and culture in Yorkshire and the Humber. This culminated in a report - Where Ideas are Growing.