Discover Barbican Box 2021
Barbican Box 2021
In 2021 we partnered with Harlow Playhouse, HOME in Manchester and PEACH West Norfolk to deliver Barbican Box projects exploring poetry, creative gift giving and school wellbeing.
Barbican Box is a three-month process and begins with CPD (continuing professional development) training for teachers, after which the Box is sent into schools for teachers to begin working with their students. Teachers are matched with an artist mentor who delivers in-school workshops at the beginning, middle, and end of the creative process. Students come to the Barbican or to their local arts centre to see a production, musical performance, or exhibition, and explore careers in the arts. The project culminates with students returning to an arts centre to showcase their original work.
Barbican Box 2022
Barbican Box 2022 will have a music focus, running from April to June. We will work with 10 secondary schools across London supporting music teachers to explore their creativity in the classroom in new ways.
The programme begins with CPD (continuing professional development) training for teachers, after which the physical Box and learning resource are sent into schools for teachers to begin working with their students. Teachers are matched with an artist mentor who supports the teacher through the process and delivers up to three in-school workshops during the creative process.
Students will get the chance to visit the Barbican during the project, exploring behind the scenes and careers in the arts. The project will culminate with students performing their original work in school followed by the opportunity to showcase this work at a professional venue in front of all the other schools involved.
Applications for Barbican Box 2022 are now closed.