We’re teaming up with the very best partners, from across the arts education landscape, to develop high-quality experiences, easy-to-use resources and useful CPD for your Access All Arts week. Along the way we’ll be sharing exciting opportunities to help you kickstart your creative adventure.


National Portrait Gallery's New Schools Hub

In September 2023, the National Portrait Gallery announced the launch of Schools hub, a new online resource for students and teachers. Featuring more than 150 newly commissioned learning resources and videos, all linked to the Art & Design and History National Curriculum, the hub has been developed by and with teachers, artists, historians and education experts. Schools hub brings the Gallery’s remote, school-based and in-person offers together as one cohesive programme. It explores themes such as identity, empire and migration, whilst connecting students directly with artists from their Collection. Learn more here.


National Theatre's Let’s Play programme autumn term 

National Theatre's 'Let’s Play' programme is now available for free to all state-funded primary schools. Cultivate drama and creativity in your school with support from the National Theatre.  This includes free CPD workshops to improve your practice,  professional play scripts for your classes to perform, and access to the National Theatre Primary Collection to watch extraordinary productions of children’s theatre. Click here to sign up and find out more information. 


Free classroom resources from now>press>play

Access a free, exciting drama, discussion and literacy resource based on the life of Harriet Tubman, which encourages your pupils to reflect on this year’s theme of “identity” from now>press>play.

now>press>play, an immersive audio resource supplier for schools, is offering you a free two-week trial of their resources which encourage creativity, meets the curriculum, and helps children explore the world and themselves. Book now and get exclusive access to brand new Story Starters: My Home, The Rainforest, and The Secret Tomb.   

 Download your free resource and find out more about your school's trial here.


 ‘Learn to Play’ weekend is back!

UK charity Music for All are thrilled to announce the return of their flagship weekend - Learn to Play - to be held throughout venues across the UK on the 7-8 October 2023 - offering people of all ages and abilities a free music lesson on their chosen instrument – whether it be an acoustic guitar, trumpet, or tabla!

Learn to Play ‘23 aims to inspire and support as many people as possible in experiencing the unique joys and benefits of learning to play an instrument, and the charity particularly encourages young people who may not have the opportunity to experience music lessons at school, to come along and try out an instrument of their choice. Learn more here.


Find an Event

If you’re searching for more local opportunities, The Big Draw have a search function on their website, where you can input your postcode to discover events near you. What are you waiting for?