Our Programming and Participation team provides a variety of opportunities for Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools to engage with artsdepot's work

Current projects

A group of students in purple school uniforms performing in a white-walled gallery. Some hold books, others hold newspapers in the air.

Barnet & Culture for Youth

Barnet & Culture for Youth is Barnet's Cultural Education Partnership and aims to provide a rich cultural education for every child and young person in the borough.

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A group of young people performing on stage.

SPARK – Home Educated Creative Learning Programme

Tue 30 Apr – Tue 24 Sep 2024

Art Space

Is your child Home Educated, 7 – 14 years old and interested in the arts? Then our SPARK programme is right for you!

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A work experience student, smiling broadly, repositions a stage light.

Work Experience

Each year, artsdepot offers a week-long work experience placement for young people in years 10 – 13.

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A group of eight young people lying with their heads close together, pictured from above. The image is slightly blurred in places and the colours are slightly odd, as if it is a badly developed photo.

NT Connections

An annual festival of theatre performed by young people.

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A diverse group of adults sit around a round table, all focusing on a collaborative mind-map. The mind-map is on a2 paper in orange marker. Everyone is smiling.

SEN Work Experience

We offer a programme of work experience for learning disabled young people aged 16 - 24 in late Autumn each year.

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Several Papier-mâché figurines are posed on a table in an art studio. Some of the figurines are fully coated in Papier-mâché, whilst others are still wire frames. Colourful artwork is hanging in the background.

PRU Projects

Thanks to generous funding from Arts Council England and the John Lyon’s Foundation artsdepot has been able to continue our long-standing relationship with The Pavilion Pupil Referral Unit – delivering termly creative projects based on student’s interests and exploring creative careers.

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Wide shot of the exhibition space, where a futuristic world has been crafted out of cardboard and sustainable materials. Schoolchildren explore the exhibition, all wearing red uniform jumpers. Spiralling cardboard roads are hung from the ceilings with cardboard houses. The image is illuminated with atmospheric lights in blues, reds, yellows and purples.

Creative Schools Project – Autumn 2023

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Past Projects

Three smiling students sit cross legged under a structure they have made from pink fabric and sticks.

Playful Prototypes – A Creative Schools Project

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A structure made from painted wooden blocks spelling HOPE on display in a white walled gallery.

Climate Emergency

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Two teachers and two students next to The Storytelling Igloo, a structure made from coloured concrete blocks, on display in a white-walled gallery.

The Storytelling Igloo

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Structures made from cardboard, coloured paper and recycled materials on display in a white-walled gallery.

Future Cities: Schools Sustainability Project

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