Welcome to Culturepool, a resource for teachers and education professionals working with young people. Culturepool aims to help you connect young people to local art and culture across the Liverpool City Region.

We regularly update content to keep it live and relevant.  We are currently encouraging cultural partners to upload learning opportunities that are accessible online, allow for social distancing and respond to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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dot-art

FREE PLACES GIVE AWAY FOR DOT-ART…

Cost: FREE

We’re excited to share our special Giveaway offer of 54 FREE places in the forthcoming dot-art Schools inter-school art competition.…

We're excited to share our special Giveaway offer of 54 FREE places in the forthcoming dot-art Schools inter-school art competition. This has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England and DCMS through the Cultural Recovery Fund. Schools that have not previously taken part are eligible to enter the giveaway to receive one of the free places. The places usually cost £150 plus VAT per school. To find out more about the giveaway and to enter, schools need to email schools@dot-art.com with GIVEAWAY in the subject title. But hurry, it's first come, first served and schools need to sign up before 17th December 2020! Read more here: http://schools.dot-art.com/54-free-places-to-give-away-for-dot-art-schools-2021/

Art & design

free dot-art Artsmark Arts Award
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–3

Metal Culture

Rivers of the World

Cost: FREE

We would like to offer your school the opportunity to take part in Rivers of the World: a free creative…

We would like to offer your school the opportunity to take part in Rivers of the World: a free creative project for Key Stage Three pupils with a built-in link to an international secondary school. Rivers of the World is an arts-based learning project linking schools around the world through the study of rivers.  Pupils work with professional arts facilitators to create collaborative artworks exploring the meaning of rivers in local and international city contexts.  The finished artworks are displayed in local galleries, on London’s South Bank as part of Totally Thames Festival and in each participating river city overseas. How to get involved: We have a limited number of places for schools in Liverpool. If you would like to take part please contact stef@metalculture.com. The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 4th December 2020. The project is designed for Year 8 and 9 pupils. The project may be most suitable for Art, Geography and Science departments although we would be keen to explore links with other curriculum areas too. We are also able to adapt the programme to be delivered digitally, if school visits are not possible next year.  The project may be most suitable for Art, Geography and Science departments although we would be keen to explore links with other curriculum areas too. We are also able to adapt the programme to be delivered digitally, if school visits are not possible next year. Please see the notes below for more detail.

Art & design Geography Science

free Metal Culture Arts Award
Visit into school
Key Stage 3

Writing on the Wall

WoW Young Writers

Cost: FREE

Writing on the Wall (WoW) Young Writers is an online creative writing group for young people aged 10-15 in Liverpool.…

Writing on the Wall (WoW) Young Writers is an online creative writing group for young people aged 10-15 in Liverpool. Our group meet weekly on Zoom to explore all aspects of creative writing, from rap & spoken word to scripts & poetry. Young people will create new pieces of work alongside WoW staff and professional artists and have the opportunity to:
  • learn new skills
  • meet new people
  • discuss issues they may be facing
  • have their say on the world around them in a creative and supportive environment.
Funded by the Youth Endowment Fund the project has been set up to support young people who are most at risk of being drawn into crime or criminal activity in their area.

English Creative Writing

free Writing on the Wall Yes
Digital/online activity or resource
Key Stages 2–4

Culture Liverpool

Write on Art

Cost: FREE

Write on Art is an annual national writing competition sponsored by Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre to encourage an interest…

Write on Art is an annual national writing competition sponsored by Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre to encourage an interest in art history among young people. The prize is open to all UK students aged 15–18. How do I enter? To enter Write on Art, all you have to do is pick one artwork featured on the Art UK website and write about it. What does it say to you? What’s the history behind it? How does it make you feel? This is your opportunity to write about the things you care about. Write on Art is free to enter. Entries are divided into two groups, based on year of study. ​What could I win? The winners will win a cash prize and have their essays featured on the Art UK and Paul Mellon Centre websites.
  • 1st place – £500
  • 2nd place – £200
  • Three runners up – £100 each
The deadline is 30th April 2021. Prizes for the 2019–2020 prize will be awarded at a ceremony. We will confirm the date in due course. Apply now – Years 10/11 Apply now – Years 12/13

Art & design

free Culture Liverpool Artsmark
Digital/online activity or resource
EY - Key Stage 5