What we could be
What We Could Be is a programme of talks, training and strategy co-design with students and organisations looking at the future of work and innovative ideas for how young people could harness the arts professionally for tomorrow’s societal challenges, and how best to prepare them now.
It covers a wide-range of future-facing trends, including
- The growing body of international research on the future of work, and how jobs are changing, particularly with artificial intelligence and globalisation
- Sustainable development, and how the biggest challenges facing humanity and the planet are both inter-related to each other, and often closely related to everyone
- Global trends, including the growth of technologies, changes in societies, politics and religion, finance, economics, health and well-being
- Arts impact: what we know from evidenced research that arts-rich approaches can achieve, including for some of the challenges above, and what they potentially could achieve, and
- The growing global conversation around 21st-century skills, and the central importance of having and pursuing purpose
If you're interested in being involved in the programme, please get in touch.
We're working with schools, universities and colleges, arts and cultural organisations, AI laboratories, think tanks and others. Below are some relevant publications and activities.
Related activities and publications
from Silos to Synergies is a toolkit for the cultural partnerships. It draws on work we have been doing for the past ten years supporting partnerships and collaboration in the cultural sector, including with Cultural Education Partnerships.
We are developing an extensive set of tools, resources, interviews and insights from across the cultural partnership-working landscape in England, which will be published during 2023.
Results of a consultation with 500 young people on their engagement with and aspirations for music
We're currently developing films, 3D visuals and interactives to enable people to chart their learning journeys over time and to take a holistic view of what thousands of individual learning, education and career journeys really look like.
Working alongside a growing collaboration of interested music education organisations, we're co-designing a partnership programme and campaign to address issues around welfare and safeguarding in music and arts education
We've been working with schools, arts organisations, local authorities and universities to co-design a new approaches to education and learning through action research and enquiry-based learning.