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Cultural community projects in Education

The course is mainly practical and experiential. It firstly includes preliminary and fundamental concepts about educational projects in cultural context. It focusses in new trends on participatory arts activities/exhibitions/programming and audience engagement.

The course it aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as teachers and community projects managers. It  will be lectured by Ruth Sapsed, visiting scholar from the University of Cambridge, and Carmen Urpi, School of Education and Psychology; within a series of intensive workshops concentrated in  1 week (23-26 January).

The course price is 150 euros per person. Certificates will be available on request. (Special prices apply for collaborating schools and students). Attendace must be confirmed at:

The course will be taught mainly in english




  • Planning learning opportunities in formal and informal contexts


  • To share CCI’s first hand knowledge of shaping creative projects in range of contexts (from identifying partners, formulating themes and aims, funding, management, monitoring and evaluation)

  • To introduce theoretical concepts underpinning work

  • To explore ways to design, implement and assess projects

  • To support planning own creative learning projects


  • Place-making – exploring cultural connections on our doorsteps – what makes a creative adventure?

    • Remembering one’s own childhood and spaces/places explored

    • CCI’s view of the child/ model for creative practice

    • Where CCI began and how we’ve evolved

    • Fantastical Cambridgeshire and ArtScapers case studies

    • Introducing ideas of exchange - wild exchange games to use for visit to Cathedral?

  • Working with children’s ideas – how can children lead?

    • Reflecting on visit – working with children’s ideas as way in

    • Case studies in formal spaces – Friendly Garden with Library project

    • Case studies of how partnerships evolve – Spinney & Love’s Farm  communities

    • Child led – learning – examples of practice – Art and Living: An A – Z for Trumpington; Talking together prompts for Mayfield School nature space

    • Planning for inclusion, ripples, legacy, co-creation and collaboratiom

  • Working healthcare settings – coming alongside other professionals

    • Case studies - Taking Note with whole hospital community; Future Reactive with           epidemiologists and children; professional development for Playteam; community engagement with new hospital museum

    • Planning own projects – who to involve, where, provocations, monitoring, evaluation


Fecha: 23 - 26th January 2019


  • Wednesday 23rd:Seminar 13. Amigos Building

  • Thursday 24th: visit to the cloister (optional)

  • Friday 25th and Saturday 26th: Simulation Centre. Amigos Building

Cultural community projects in Education