UK Centre for Carnival Arts

Carnival presents an endless platform to stimulate learning and facilitate skills development. The UK Centre for Carnival Arts places education at its core. They pioneer a responsive and innovative approach to skills training; identifying areas where excluded young people who are at risk of falling through the net can be engaged on a suitable educational pathway.

The UKCCA work with schools across the UK to provide one-off workshop; gifted and talented arts programmes; information about Carnival in general or they can embed a carnival qualification within your curriculum.

Carnival activities are linked to subject areas within the curriculum. UKCCA is renowned for delivering innovative, informative and interactive opportunities for learners from Early Years to Accredited Teacher Training and Arts Awards. The ‘Carnival in Education’ programmes are seasonal visits to the UKCCA offering a range of competitively priced tours, interactive workshops or demonstrations of carnival arts.

UKCCA offer educational artistic workshops for all age groups that incorporatethe Global, historical and contemporary contributions to carnival. These are designed with the current curriculum in mind, which makes learning, once back in the classroom easier to facilitate. For teachers CPD, (INSET) opportunities are offered as a standalone or ideally to accompany the visits.

UKCCA has a proven track record in the successful delivery of education and community projects, winning commissions from the Single Regeneration Budget programme, Heritage Lottery Fund, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the National Foundation for Youth Music, New Deal regeneration funds and Creative Partnerships.

UKCCA deliver Creative Partnerships in Luton and Bedford schools which develop the skills of young people, raise aspirations and equip them for the future. Long-term relationships between creative professionals and schools lie at the heart of the Creative Partnerships process. Creative professionals help to plan, monitor and evaluate the programme, or as Creative Practitioners work directly with young people and teachers.

UKCCA pilots best practice in carnival arts and uses this to develop a longer term strategy for the development, of carnival arts and education. Sessionscover topics such as large-scale carnival frame-building; costume design and making; banner making; Dj workshops, beginners steel pan, lyric and studio workshops and more.

UKCCA seeks to raise the attainment levels of young people by linking carnival arts to curriculum learning and to student’s daily lives. They provide an ambitious, inspirational outlet for those struggling with mainstream academic curriculum, by enabling opportunities for success through creative mediums.  Their activities enhance personal and social development through engagement in creative activities and team working.



Key Information

  • Single workshops or curriculum based
  • All aspects of carnival arts covered
  • Funding advice provided
  • SEN programmes available
  • All ages and abilities
  • Cross curricular support
  • Teacher Training and CPD
  • Arts Award Accredited Centre 

Additional Information

Listed in the following categories: * Performing Arts
* Performing Arts » Carnival
* Creative Arts » Carnival Arts
* Media » DJ
The area/s in which this provider is available are:Home Counties

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