At NAE school students of all key stages are welcome to visit exhibitions and take part in activities that have been devised by the Learning Producer alongside a team of Associate Artists: all experienced educators.

The cost of a workshop led by an artist is £100 plus VAT for a class of up to 35 students and each workshop lasts approximately 2 hours. We are easily accessible by tram or coach and we are able to provide spaces for lunch consumption at no extra cost. With advance planning NAE can also provide a payable catering service for groups.

We provide Continuous Professional Development training opportunities for teaching staff in schools and we are happy to host whole school INSET days.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are working on a specific theme or project in school and would like to work in partnership with NAE.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of a school visit or make a booking, please get in touch with Ruth Lewis-Jones, Learning Producer, at, or 0115 9246830.

Workshops for Schools

"I loved this visit. It was calm and purposeful and felt like a real treat for the end of term! Thank you for making us so welcome and for the wonderful workshop. We will definitely be back!" - Teacher, Edale Rise Primary School

"The gallery was very child friendly and all activities were appropriately tailored to the age range. There were lots of opportunities for children to express thoughts and ideas and a range of activities which ensured they were engaged at all times" - Teacher, Heathfield Primary School

Shine A Light – a partnership between Nottingham Schools Trust and New Art Exchange

Offering a sense of hope as well as skills in design, technology, art and citizenship, this lantern making project with 16 NST schools has the ambition of enabling 860 students make their own wire and tissue paper lantern to shine a light on our dark times.

Teachers took part in a live-streamed CPD session from the new NAE digital studio and learnt how to make the lanterns themselves, going on to teach these skills to their classes. This term, artists from NAE are live streaming into schools to help students decorate the lanterns with silhouette imagery to represent their cultural lives. We are hopeful that the illuminated lanterns will be displayed in public spaces sometime in 2021.

Here are some lanterns from Carrington Primary School:

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We would like to acknowledge the financial support new art exchange has received from our funders and partners.

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Logos for; Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council

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Logos for; Nottingham City Council, East Midlands Development Agency, Neighbourhood Development Company, European Regional Development Fund, Greater Nottingham Partnership, Arts Council England