The Rainbow Collective

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The Rainbow Collective exists to support and strengthen the creative offer to early years children in Lewisham. This is for all professionals from arts and early years settings.

The aim of the collective is to bring all professionals from arts and early years together to learn and exchange knowledge and ideas. This includes all art forms: drama, dance, music, visual arts, crafts; and all early years professionals whether childminders, from nurseries, schools, pre-schools, children's centres, libraries, creche workers, toddlers groups, supplementary schools, health workers and more.
We share specialist information, advice and opportunities on our website, via newsletters and bulletins, and on our twitter feed @RbowCollective.
You can sign up for the Rainbow Collective Newsletter here.

LEAN offer free 1 to1 sessions for those working Lewisham with children and want to use or expand their use of the arts click here for more info
The History of The Rainbow Collective...

The Rainbow Collective grew out of a year long programme which was supported through funding from A New Direction, Connected London to expanded our long running early year’s music stakeholders group to include all art-forms. 
The group taking part in the programme included: 
  • Lewisham Music (formally Lewisham Music Service and Hub)
  • Pre-school Learning Alliance, Lewisham
  • LEAN
  • Early Years Improvement Team
  • Freelance arts practitioners
  • Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Tea Dance for Little People
We launched the 2013-14 Programme with an Early Years Arts Symposium on 4 December 2013. See the film here. 
Have a look at our blog post for AND which explains more about our first year.
You can also download the Connect London Guide which talks about The Rainbow Collective.