Tower Hamlets has a high number of schools who have received an Artsmark in recognition of their work in this area, together with a number of Specialist Arts Colleges and schools involved in the Creative Partnerships programme.
All of this activity is supported by a wide range of partners. This includes big organisations with a national reach and reputation like the Barbican and the National Theatre, as well as smaller community groups.
The purpose of the Find Your Talent programme in Tower Hamlets is to create a consistent and strategic approach that builds on and develops this existing offer to ensure that:
- all children and young people have the opportunity to participate in creative and cultural activities on a regular basis (with a particular focus on those currently missing out)
- there are clear ladders of progression for young people who show aptitude and enthusiasm
- Young people are able to shape provision and develop their cultural leadership
- we reach out to engage families and the wider community
Tower Hamlets is an economically and ethnically diverse London borough with a young and growing population. While poverty is a major issue, the community is incredibly vibrant and rich.