Arts Council Collection: Learning

Learning Projects

National Saturday Clubs

The Arts Council Collection works in partnership with National Saturday Club to give young people across the country greater access to art, artists, galleries and arts professionals.
My Collection

My Collection invites audiences to join a national conversation about collecting in its many forms. Exhibition visitors, young and old, are encouraged to think about what collecting means to them and share their own collections and memories of collecting
Art & Poetry

Visual art has long been a source of inspiration for poetry and poetry for visual art. Explore a series of poetry commissions produced in response to Collection artworks and exhibitions.
Arts Award

The Collection works to support Arts Award, a national scheme initiated by Arts Council England to inspire young people to take part in and enjoy the arts. The award builds confidence, helps young people to enjoy cultural activities and prepares them for
Art UK Project

As part of Art UK’s latest take on the Masterpieces in Schools initiative, the Arts Council Collection loaned Phillip King’s Point X to Pinders Primary School in Wakefield. The ACC were the first collection in the project to loan a sculpture for the day.


Students Jump Into the Shoes of ACC

Dr Rowan Bailey from University of Huddersfield reports on an exciting new collaborative project developed alongside ACC Touring Exhibition, In My Shoes, aimed at developing new ways of thinking about audience experience and engagement.
Revolt & Revolutions Saturday Club

Students from Nottingham Trent University, University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park to explore themes of protest in the National Partners exhibition, Revolt & Revolutions.
All Aboard for Family Learning

Programmed as ACC’s National Partners Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s All Aboard programme introduces local families to works from the Collection, through supported visits and a range of family-friendly activities.

Education Packs

In My Shoes

An educational resource to accompany In My Shoes, an Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition exploring the ways in which artists based in the UK have represented themselves in their work since the 1990s.

An educational resource to accompany the first Arts Council Collection survey of 1960s British art in over twenty years, written by teachers to inspire ideas and ways of working with the exhibition.
Night in the Museum

This pack has been written by teachers for teachers; it is designed to provide enough information for you to lead a visit to the exhibition or to develop classroom activities inspired by the show’s themes and concepts
Drawn from Life

An Education Information pack to accompany the Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition 'Drawn from Life: People on Paper'. Available to download

Curators' Days

Art & Dementia

Listen to the guest speakers from this event exploring art and dementia, including how to create dementia friendly spaces and resources in galleries and museums.
Towards Civic Engagement

Ellen Mara De Wachter reports from our Arts Council Collection Curators’ Day at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough.
Venice Biennale

A series of interviews with UK-based curators produced in collaboration with Art Fund as part of the Arts Council Collection Curators’ Day at Venice Biennale 2017.



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With nearly 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyondThis website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.