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Burberry Inspire

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Burberry Inspire (logo)
Leeds Playhouse (logo)
Leeds Young Film (logo)
Northern Ballet (logo)
The Hepworth Wakefield (logo)
Northern Ballet (logo)
Leeds Playhouse (logo)
Leeds Young Film (logo)
The Hepworth Wakefield (logo)

Giving young people the confidence to dream

Burberry Inspire is a four-year programme of arts and culture experiences designed to change the way young people of Yorkshire see the world & understand their potential. The Burberry Foundation and their cultural partners nurture creative ambition and skills through the mediums of theatre, dance, film and art; supporting students to respond to a different creative brief each year. The four-year long Burberry Inspire programme, now in it’s third year, is being delivered in eight schools in Yorkshire, by four eminent Yorkshire based organisations from each of the areas of theatre, dance, art and film: Leeds Playhouse, Northern Ballet, The Hepworth Wakefield and Leeds Young Film.

The  have their own Artist in Residence from one of the organisations every year, providing Key Stage 3 students with wide ranging, hands on experience of different areas of the creative arts. As part of the Burberry Inspire programme, the Burberry Foundation has commissioned King’s College London to conduct a four-year research project, which will examine the value and impact of cultural and creative education on young people’s development, academic performance and life chances.

Yorkshire x New York

In 2020 the Burberry Inspire programme launched in New York and is being delivered in three schools, by three NYC based organisations: Studio in a School, Reel Works and American Ballet Theatre. During the pandemic we formed a partnership to provide physical Creativity Kits. Around 7, 000 students in Yorkshire and New York received the kits, which contained 3 creative activity prompts, along with the equipment needed to complete them.

Studio in a School (logo)
Reel Works (logo)
American Ballet Company (logo)

Yorkshire and New York City Partnership

Year 2 End of Year Cultural Runway

Being creative and taking notice of the world around us can help us all feel a bit more positive. As part of Burberry Inspire, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Young Film and Northern Ballet have created a series of activities for you to have a go at!

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