Sampad offers a range of education and outreach activities, from single workshops to short and long term projects.

The content can be specifically designed to meet the needs and objectives of your school and tailored to suit all ages and abilities. Our main focus is on learning through creativity. South Asian arts can be used to enhance a particular subject, such as English, Music or Physical Education or they can be used to explore themes such as identity and cultural diversity across the curriculum.

Artsmark and Arts Awards

Students Studying Towards Their Arts Award

Sampad can offer advice and opportunities for schools who are planning their Artsmark application and/or those who are delivering work towards their Artsmark levelling. We are also accredited as an Arts Awards Supporter.

We work with local and international professional artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. All of our artists are trained tutors with DBS checks.

We offer:

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Creative Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Poetry and Spoken Word
  • Theatre
  • Arts and Craft
  • Animation
  • Digital Media

Schools Workshops

Working With School Pupils

Sampad developed a range of workshops to support teaching and learning in a range of settings. Sessions are designed to promote creative engagement and skills development across a number of curriculum areas, including: English, Drama, Art and Design, PSHE and Citizenship.

We can also develop bespoke workshops and projects in discussion with your setting.

Read about our Lori Lullabies workshops.

Yuva Gati

Yuva Gati

Yuva Gati (‘Youth Movement’) was launched in January 2009 in partnership with DanceXchange, as the national South Asian dance strand of the CAT (Centre for Advanced Training) programme.

The programme provides intensive dance training to young people in Bharatanatyam or Kathak styles who have a passion for dance and have the potential to develop it further as part of their broad and balanced education. It is aimed at young dancers who are in the age group of 11 to 16 years, although they can continue training up to the age of 18. The programme enables talented dancers to fulfil their potential, make informed choices about their future involvement in dance and equip themselves with the necessary skills for professional dance training and/or further education.

Find out more about Yuva Gati.

University of Birmingham Internships

Sampad’s Cultural Interns July 2021, Ilhan Adam and Anika Nijjar

Sampad works regularly with the University of Birmingham and has acted as a host organisation for several of the University’s internship and placement schemes.

These include the Cultural Intern scheme, which offers a paid six-month work placement with great opportunities to gain high-quality work experience at leading cultural organisations in the West Midlands.

Find out more about our University of Birmingham Internships.