A new partnership programme between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) will fund and evaluate a series of cultural learning projects taking place in English schools. Deadline for applications: 15th February 2017. Please see post for more details.
A new partnership programme between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) will fund and evaluate a series of cultural learning projects taking place in English schools. Cultural learning activities involve learning about culture and through culture. Usually involving collaboration between schools and arts and cultural organisations, they cover a wide range of artistic practice and offer opportunities to visit venues, see performances and exhibitions as well as learn through practical activity.
The EEF and RSA are committed to improving understanding of how cultural learning activity might improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged children and their ability to thrive in and beyond school. Funded projects will aim to impact on attainment and develop a set of ‘non-cognitive’ attitudes, skills and behaviours thought to underpin success in school and beyond, such as motivation, resilience, self-control, self-confidence, and creativity.
The EEF and the RSA are seeking proposals from arts, cultural and heritage organisations, schools, universities and other non-profit organisations that want to test ways of developing such attributes. This document provides some contextual information about the programme and guidance for organisations considering submitting and application.
The closing time and date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 15th February 2017. You can find applicant guidance notes and apply here.
For further information on the fund, please see this blog by Mark Londesborough.