Learning Programme


We deliver a range of free family activities throughout the year that will spark your imagination and let your creativity run wild! Our gallery learning resources will help you to engage with our exhibitions and look closely at the artworks on display.

Pending Collective

Our Young People’s Programme has relaunched as the Pending Collective and is open to new members aged 16-25 years. The collective meet on a monthly basis and work with BACKLIT Staff and Artists to complete creative projects and develop their skills in project management, curating exhibitions, organising events and marketing. It’s FREE to join and no previous experience is needed.


We work closely with local community groups to curate exhibitions, organise events and deliver creative workshops. If you would like to take part in a project or book a special tour of our building for your group then please do get in touch.

More information

For more information on our Learning and Community Programme, please contact Gina Mollett at gina.mollett@backlit.org.uk

The Learning and Community Programme will explore the use of colour, pattern, and symbolism within textile design. Working with families, young people and community groups within the local area, we will explore textiles past and present and their relationships to art, design and contemporary culture. The programme will build upon the success of previous projects and partnership working across Nottingham. We will continue to support the professional development of artists that have an interest in social and participatory art practice. We are proud to be a Tate Exchange Associate and will develop a public programme of activity in 2019.