We develop relationships with other organisations to support their work with young people and open up the world of opera.
We work in collaboration with other organisations to support their work with young people, and open up the world of opera to those that might not have otherwise engaged with the art form.
We support young people aged 14-16 who are interested in design and making through our relationship with The Sorrel Foundation‘s National Art and Design Saturday Club programme, offering club members the chance to develop their skills and understanding of set, prop and costume design and fabrication, meet professionals working in the industry and learn about further training and career pathways. We also collaborate on extended creative projects inspired by ENO productions. To date we have collaborated on projects with the Saturday Clubs at London Metropolitan University, Cranford Community College, University of the Arts, London, and Goldsmiths College of Art. We are also working with the Talking and Writing Saturday Club programme to support young people to develop their critical voice, as part of our Young Critics programme.
Our work with the NSPCC supports vulnerable young people to develop their resilience through singing, songwriting and drama. We use the characters and stories of operas in our season as a springboard to explore the complexity of the human condition. The collaboration also enables us to continue to develop best practice in all our work with young people.