Culture Street helps you to introduce your pupils to contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers and performers and their amazing work – both online and in the real world - on our Art, Stage, Film and Books channels. Here's our round-up of links to more great resources to inspire creativity in the classroom:

Artists sites

Debi Gliori
Author and illustrator of 75 books. Her website includes 13 things you didnt know about Debi, so if there is anything you havent discivered from her section on Culture Street this is the place to go.

Gordon Cheung
Find out more about this up and coming painter from his own website

Elen Caldecott
Children's books author with more info about her and her work to follow on from her section on Culture Street

Paul McLaren, Director of Shademakers Carnival Co.
Background about Paul to support his section on Culture Street


Cultural Organisations

The British Museum
Remarkable collection in a big building in London that inspired many artists inculing sculptor Antony Gormley. You can watch his short film on Culture Street but you could also explore The British Museum website

Baltic
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is a huge art gallery alongside the River Tynein the north east of England that has hosted shows including British Art Show 6, Anselm Kiefer and The Turner Prize 2011, all of which are on Culture Street, but you can find out about the rest of their work from their own website.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The only one of its kind, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. Culture Street has features on artists exhibitons at YSP including David Nash, Juame Plensa, and Andy Goldsworthy. For more information about YSP try their website.

Northern Stage
Northern Stage is an exciting, dynamic powerhouse of theatre and creativity in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We have features on a number of their recent productions including Wind in the Willows, The Glass Slipper, and Oh! What a Lovely War but the Northern Stage website will tell you more about their work than we can.


Online Cultural resources and initiatives

Culture24
Latest news, exhibition reviews, links, event listings and education resources from thousands of UK museums, galleries, heritage sites, archives and libraries, all in one place.

ArtisanCam
Go back in time and look at our former award winning visual arts site...but then come back here.

Show Me
It is still one of the best children's sites around even after all these years.

Artplayer.tv
Dedicated video platform aimed at showcasing the best video content from the UK arts industry....we are there of course.

Cultural Education Organisations

Creative Futures Cumbria
Creative Futures Cumbria develops innovative and inspirational arts and learning opportunities with and for children, young people and their communities. Central to this is working in partnership with professional artists. See artists working in Cumbrian schools in the Artists in schools section of Culture Street

The Forge
The Forge is an organisation that creates participatory arts projects that inspire young people to become successful, confident individuals capable of reaching their full potential. Working across the North-East.

Find out about the new Bridge organisations
FAQs from Arts Council about the new organisations to help make sure that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture.


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