Welcome to The Culture Challenge, Luton

This website is for teachers, young people, and parents to find out about the diverse mix of cultural and creative providers Luton is home to. Why not start by taking our Culture Challenge? Once you’re feeling inspired, click through to The Culture Challenge directory to find a list of providers in Luton who can help you achieve your creative and cultural goals. We’ve got actors, musicians, and even zookeepers listed.

If you’re a teacher and want to work with your local cultural providers, click here for resources to try with your learners.  If you’re a parent, click here for more information about how to use this site with your children. If you’re a young person, what are you waiting for? Take the challenge or play our random activity generator, just for fun.

This website lists a whole wealth of creative and cultural organisations and runs in tandem with the Luton Borough Council’s Luton Music Mix who also offer services for schools.  
The Cultural Education Challenge, launched by the Arts Council in October 2015, asks art and cultural organisations, educational institutions and local authorities to come together to drive a joined-up art and cultural offer locally, to share resources and bring about a more coherent and visible delivery of cultural education through Cultural Education Partnerships.
Here in Luton, the Luton Cultural Education Partnership has been working together to analyse need, develop cross sector representation and grow a shared vision, aims and goals to enhance the opportunities for young people to access cultural opportunities. We have partnered with The Culture Challenge to ensure that all schools and youth facing organisations can see the wealth of cultural provision that is on offer right here.
Together we will:
  • Assure access and inclusion in Arts and Cultural learning for all.
  • Deepen and broaden the nature of the creative and cultural learning opportunities for Luton’s children and young people and ensure the offer enables progression.
  • Promote engagement with the arts to support mental health and wellbeing outcomes of the children and young people who live and learn in Luton.
  • Encourage higher levels of investment in creative and cultural learning opportunities in order to make the offer to schools and children and young people more sustainable.