Closing date: 9 August 2024

We’re looking for a group of educators from a range of backgrounds to join Bradford 2025’s Cultural Learning Steering Group.

This is a voluntary opportunity open to education professionals currently delivering learning activities in Bradford District.

This steering group will support our team in developing a cultural learning offer that is accessible and inclusive to all educators and learners, supporting the legacy of increased cultural opportunity for children and young people in Bradford and delivering positive impacts on wellbeing, skills, opportunities and learning.

We want to gather expertise across the educational spectrum, from early years to further education, including formal teaching in schools, home education, alternative provision, and specialist SEND knowledge. The steering group will serve as a crucial link between Bradford 2025 and the education sector, ensuring our initiatives meet the sector’s specific needs.

How to apply

To express your interest in being part of the Cultural Learning Steering group, please complete the form below by 9 August 2024. 

What will members do? 

  • Provide Feedback: Share your insights on proposed ambitions for the Cultural Learning programme, including activity packs, resources, events, and workshops.
  • Share Expertise: Bring your knowledge and experience to inform Cultural Learning initiatives.
  • Attend Meetings: Participate in regular monthly meetings (either in person at the Bradford 2025 offices, or remotely) to discuss the Cultural Learning offering, both as a whole group and in smaller focus groups.
  • Respond to quick check ins: we will find a range of communication methods to quickly check in with you on key areas (this might be WhatsApp/ text or email, as suits the group).
  • Be a Cultural Learning Champion: Advocate for the benefits of cultural learning through your own networks and groups, fostering an ethos of cultural engagement.

What are the benefits?

  • Shape the Future: Play a pivotal role in shaping the Cultural Learning offer of a UK City of Culture programme, ensuring it maximises benefits for Bradford learners.
  • Professional Development: Gain valuable experience and skills through your involvement in the steering group activities and develop a district-wide cultural learning network.
  • Exclusive Access: Receive priority access to selected Bradford 2025 events, including early bird tickets, discounts, and professional development opportunities.
  • Travel and Refreshments: Paid travel expenses and refreshments at all in-person meetings.

Provisional meeting dates

Meetings will take place monthly from September 2024 to December 2025.


20 September
18 October
15 November
13 December


17 January
21 February
21 March
25 April
16 May
13 June
18 July
19 September
17 October
21 November
19 December