My Cambridge is a growing partnership of individuals and organisations committed to ensuring every young person in Cambridge is able to confidently construct their own cultural life, drawing on and feeling connected to the whole of the city in which they live.
My Cambridge has been formally adopted as a project by Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge Arts and Cultural Leaders, Norfolk and Norwich Festival Bridge and The Kite TSA Cambridge. The steering group comprises representatives of each of these bodies to take it forward including Rachel Snape as The Kite TSA’s representative. A wide range of arts and cultural organisations, schools and others are already bringing forward activity under the key outcomes. For the identified key collective actions, a process of project development is now underway, identifying potential delivery partners, accessing feasibility and delivery options, and moving towards either commissioning or partnership working as appropriate. My Cambridge is asking arts and cultural organisations to sign up and use their own programmes to help meet this goal. My Cambridge has also identified some specific actions that they see as essential to help us achieve this goal:
- Children and young people are able to take the lead in developing their cultural lives
- Development of Arts Award is prioritised across Cambridge.
- Practical routes for children and young people to take the lead are developed.
- Schools and arts and cultural organisations commit to enabling young people to take the lead.
- Arts and cultural environment is highly visible and easy to access
- Long term relationships between schools and arts and cultural organisations are established.
- Arts and cultural organisations co-ordinate information and communication with schools (on-line and face to face).
- Activity outside traditional venues is prioritised.
- Institutions, adults and young people understand and are committed to the importance of arts and culture for children and young people
- Decision-makers are given the right knowledge and tools to make effective decisions.
- The diversity of arts and cultural activity enjoyed by young people is recognised and respected.
- Effective local research is taking place.