In April 2022, Blue Cabin was commissioned by Artsmark to carry out a creative consultation with care-experienced children and young people in the North East, to understand their views of art and creativity within their Virtual School experience. Artsmark is an Arts Council England Programme that supports education settings to bring learning to life through arts, culture and
The consultation with children and young people was part of a wider consultation with Virtual School staff in London and the North West, to look at whether Artsmark could be a beneficial programme for Virtual Schools across the country.
Blue Cabin worked in partnership with Head of the Virtual School at Darlington, Calvin Kipling, and delivered the creative consultations across three Local Authority (LA) areas – Darlington, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland. All of these areas are priority areas for Arts Council England (ACE).
We’re delighted to share the completed report as both a digital booklet and a downloadable document.