Our Impact

Autumn 2021 Impact statistics

At Eastside, impact comes both in the numbers of students we each and the quality of the engagement with them and their teachers. From half-day workshops that spark creativity or introduce a new art form, through to longer-term programmes that nurture young creative potential, we pride our selves on the depth and quality of our impact, as well as the diversity of the students we reach and the artists we engage with.

Eastside is proud to inspire thousands of children and young people each year through delivering outstanding creative and cultural participation opportunities across a range of art forms including singing, acting, dancing, filmmaking, visual arts, spoken word, carnival arts and many more.

At Eastside, impact comes both in the numbers of students we each and the quality of the engagement with them and their teachers. From half-day workshops that spark creativity or introduce a new art form, through to longer-term programmes that nurture young creative potential, we pride ourselves on the depth and quality of our impact, as well as the diversity of the students we reach and the artists we engage with.

Eastside is proud to inspire thousands of children and young people each year through delivering outstanding creative and cultural participation opportunities across a range of art forms including singing, acting, dancing, filmmaking, visual arts, spoken word, carnival arts and many more.

During the Autumn term of 2021 Eastside activity in schools has continued to demonstrate the need for creative and cultural learning opportunities for young people. 

Eastside Schools Workshops

Eastside Schools Workshops are in-person workshops available to schools in and around London. The workshops are designed for Primary, Secondary and SEND schools by Eastside’s expert creative practitioners to inject fun and creativity at the heart of school life. In the Autumn term of 2021 5,945 young people received 433,901 hours of creative learning through a total of 222 creative workshop sessions. 

Eastside Online

Eastside Online is a creative subscription service for Primary, Secondary and SEND schools. Developed in collaboration with teachers and expert creative facilitators to support schools across the UK to put creativity at the heart of school life through arts-based, enquiry-led approaches. In Autumn 2021 4,720 young people participated with Eastside Online in 160 sessions which totalled at over 160 hours.  

Eastside Studios

Through the Eastside Studios, our Film & Digital programmes provided 20 learning sessions to 26 participants totalling over 124 hours of participation. This work meant that a total of 10 short promotional films about our work and that of local businesses and London arts organisations were produced in the Autumn term. 

Additional activity

Eastside also engaged 560 young people via funded schools programmes during 39 creative sessions which totalled at 1,101 hours. In total, during the Autumn term Eastside commissioned 24 professional artists with schools.

Autumn term engagement numbers across all programmes:

  • 435,286 hours
  • 441 sessions
  • 11,251 participants 
  • 24 professional artists
  • 10 films produced by students