Small Change

Helping the cultural sector to support a step change in cultural education in London. A new programme by A New Direction that works to ensure that all children and young people get the most out of London’s extraordinary creative and cultural offer.

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

  • Are you full of ideas for
    developing cultural education but not sure where to start?
  • Do you want to help change
    cultural education in London but feel that you can only have limited
    impact on your own?
  • Do you feel like you are
    running flat out just to stand still?
  • Does the thought of more
    change feel overwhelming?

credit: Kingsmead School, photographed by Roger Brown

We are all learning to work in a world that is full on, and while this is
opening up some amazing opportunities it can also leave us feeling a bit
overawed and uncertain. Small Change has been developed to help you take
action and work together with others to support a step change in cultural
education in London
. It will also introduce you to some tools to help you
make choices about the way you work.

Change is based on an action learning approach and turns the usual approaches
to change on its head. Instead of focussing on big goals that can feel
daunting, it instead encourages you to think about the small things you can do
right now at no or low cost to improve the way you work.

We will
work in groups committed to taking action to improve the future of cultural
education. Over 6 sessions you will be invited to share ideas, agree a course
of action and report back on some of your small changes. We will look at idea
generation, problem types, problem solving, managing full workloads and working
with complexity.

programme is based on a simple principle – ‘small changes can have a big


Open to all publicly funded and not for profit cultural sector organisations
delivering education activity.

All sessions run 1:00-5:00pm and will take place on:

  • Tuesday
    18th Oct
  • Tues 1st
  • Tues
    15th Nov
  • Tues
    29th Nov
  • Tues
    13th Dec
  • Tues
    10th Jan 2017


Coram’s Fields (Guide Hall), 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN.

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To book onto the Small Change Programme – please register
via Eventbrite here

Booking is on a first come first served basis – once all spaces have been
filled – A New Direction will operate a waiting list for places.

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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