Creative Learning aims to shape and deliver new approaches to engagement with the arts, involving people of all ages across a diverse range of styles, genres and disciplines.

About Creative Learning at the Barbican
Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning

A pioneering cultural alliance between an arts centre and conservatoire transforming 21st century creative learning.

Our role:


We bring together our world class artistic partners with students and communities in groundbreaking new ways to create  inspiring arts experiences for all.

We are using our 30 years’ experience of working in east London to launch cultural partnerships that offer outstanding  creative opportunities for every young person across eight east London boroughs.

We create new routes for people to take part  in the arts – from first experiences to higher education programmes and   professional training – developing interests, skills, confidence and careers.

Our pledge to young people

We will:

- Help you access and afford outstanding arts events:
By offering over 50,000 accessibly priced tickets to Barbican events for 16-25 year olds and putting on free events every year at the Barbican and in your community

- Give you a platform to be creative:

By delivering inspirational, hands on arts experiences for every 8-16 year old in east London by 2020 and giving you opportunities to perform and showcase your work.

- Enable you to gain skills and get jobs in a 21st century economy:

By providing arts and training opportunities for over 10,000 young people and artists by 2020.

- Listen to what you want:

Programming events by, with and for you. Listening to your ideas and supporting the teachers and artists working with you to bring them to life.

Download a pdf version of our manifesto here.
Visit the following link for the press release announcing creative learning’s manifesto.