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 schools 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, Reelworks 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.