Liverpool Biennial and MaCAC Schools Project


MaCAC Schools Project

Liverpool Biennial is collaborating with two schools to develop a model to increase the role that modern and contemporary arts can play in teaching and learning for creativity in schools.

The Modern and Contemporary Arts Consortium (MaCAC) was set up in 2005/6. It is a partnership between Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and Creative Partnerships Merseyside with the aim of exploring the question: ‘By collaborating as cultural organisations with teachers, can we develop a model to increase the use and profile of modern and contemporary arts for teaching and learning for creativity and for cultural enrichment across the curriculum?’

Phase 2 of the action research project has commenced and will reflect the different priorities of the participating arts organisations and schools. Liverpool Biennial is working with Formby High School and Range High School who both wish to continue to develop a programme of professional development for the teachers and arts organisation representatives. The project will feed into current priorities for the schools. For Range High this will be a focus on looking at ways to stimulate pupils to explore their built environment and Formby High will focus on teaching and learning for creativity.

For more information please contact Renae Belton, Community Relations Co-ordinator