Latest News | 19 July 2022

QUAD lands six-figure grant to continue schools programme

Share this post:

QUAD has received a grant worth almost £200,000 to support the continuation and development of its work with schools.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has awarded the Market Place-based mixed arts venue £192,500 from its Arts Based Learning Fund to support its School in Residence programme.

The fund enables pupils in formal education settings, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with high quality, arts-based learning.

QUAD’s education curator, Daisy Lloyd, developed the partnership bid with staff from Pear Tree Community Junior School, St Martins School, Horizons 6th Form and Derby Moor Academy.

Building on previous learning, the partnership will continue to explore methods to embed creative and cultural enrichment into the curriculum, and further explore ways to achieve sustainable learning and impact at schools and QUAD.

Daisy said: “This is a very large and significant grant for QUAD’s Education Programme, enabling us to remove barriers to schools accessing high quality creative enrichment on a regular basis.

“It has been planned and developed in partnership with school staff to create bespoke learning arrangements, that sit within the curriculum.

“We are so excited to be able to re-start the School in Residence programme, which has been hugely successful in recent years, and we are particularly excited to be developing opportunities with QUAD’s exhibiting artists and exploring innovative approaches to CPD for schools.

“This incredible grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation will enable us to deliver the programme for three years and create a new post to support its delivery.”

Creative workshops will start in September, both in schools and at QUAD, with projects being developed that will produce outcomes for exhibitions, including FORMAT International Photography Festival in spring 2023.

Related Articles...

This will close in 0 seconds