We are delighted to have been awarded £50,000 from Freeland Foundation to continue our work with the Manchester Art Teachers Collective. This consortium is led by Manchester Art Gallery, with HOME, the Whitworth and Art teachers from Manchester’s Secondary schools and Colleges. Over the next two years we will be working with local artists, studios and gallery spaces to develop and share educational and artistic expertise. Enabling teachers to connect with contemporary practices and respond to current concerns in the region will offer inspiration and inform approaches that centre young people, highlighting their local cultural ecology and future opportunities.

“We are delighted to receive this funding which will allow us to extend the work of the Manchester Art Teachers Collective and champion the important role of visual arts in education. Working with Manchester’s vibrant arts ecology, teachers will have opportunities reconnect with their own artistic practice and provide a richer education for the children and young people of Manchester.”
Emma Carroll, Senior Learning Manager for Schools and Colleges at Manchester Art Gallery

“Joining the [Manchester Art Teachers] Collective has provided opportunities for me to engage with exciting practitioners and artists… The collective has also enabled me to develop links with art leads from other local secondary schools. Pooling this expertise and experience together will inevitably help me to enhance our provision and provide students with a more robust, well rounded art curriculum.”
A member of the Manchester Art Teachers Collective.