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Spotlight On: Cultural Learning Alliance

The Cultural Learning Alliance champions a right to arts and culture for every child.

What we do:

ADVOCATE for equality of access to arts and culture for every child

DEMONSTRATE why cultural learning is so important

UNITE the education, youth and cultural sectors delivering arts and cultural learning

We do this through:

  • Policy analysis and evidence gathering
  • Dissemination of advocacy materials, including briefing papers, evidence and statistics
  • Lobbying and advocacy
  • Building strategic relationships across arts, culture, education and policy, and supporting our members

We act as a backbone organisation for the arts and cultural education sector, and provide the analysis, evidence, and arguments that Alliance members and their wider sectors can use.

Who we are:

The Alliance includes a range of organisations working across the cultural and education sectors, including teachers, schools, non-departmental public bodies, philanthropists, umbrella organisations, cultural and arts partners, creative industry leaders, and education specialists. We have more than 2,500 organisational members, 5,000 individual members and  10,000 Twitter followers. We are run by two co-directors, one of whom is a Clore Fellow – Lizzie Crump, who report to a Strategy Group of six members from across the education and arts sectors, chaired by a Clore Intensive alumnus, Jacqui O’Hanlon. In addition to its wide membership, the CLA also has an Advisory Panel of 30+ members, which includes Hilary Carty, Director of Clore Leadership.

How we are funded:

The CLA is funded by a group of trusts and foundations, including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Clore Duffield Foundation.

Join us

We need your support to add weight to our conversations with policy and decision makers. Please sign up to the Cultural Learning Alliance.