Thursday 25 October 2012

Museum of London

11am - 4.30pm (arrive from 10.30am)

The event was chaired by Dame Liz Forgan, Chair, Arts Council England. 

Download the event agenda

About the event

As part of the Cultural Olympiad Arts Council England's Stories of the world programme has transformed the opportunities open to young participants and also challenged museums to make lasting change to how they operate - embedding young people at the heart of their decision-making.

To extend this very real and inspirational legacy of London 2012 we brought together project partners, key thinkers and influencers from across the cultural sector to explore what has changed and how to take forward youth engagement and co-production. The conference explored what we can learn from Stories of the world and discussed its application to the wider cultural sector.

Key themes:

  • how to effectively integrate outreach and collections work
  • the best ways to recruit and share the decision making with young people
  • how this can be applied to the wider cultural sector to incorporate the approach and support frameworks into emerging programmes, eg World War I centenary and Creative jobs

The day comprised a lively mix of films, performance, discussion and debate, tweeting and speed networking opportunities allowing delegates to share mini case studies and experiences of youth participation. The conference was delivered in partnership with the national young peoples' steering group.

Event materials

View presentation slides from the event below or download them from our Slideshare profile.


Read our round-up of of social media conversations about the conference on our Storify profile.

Read the script for We are the future, created and performed by the Stories of the World young people's steering group.