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King's Cultural Challenge

Connecting students with some of London’s most innovative cultural organisations 

King's Cultural Challenge is currently on hiatus for 2019/20


King’s Cultural Challenge ran from 2013 to 2018, and invited students to debate and develop ideas for how arts and culture can make a positive difference to the world.

Through a series of themed events, workshops and hackathons, students developed their professional skills and started a student-led conversation about the future of arts and culture.

The Challenge culminated in a final event at which students pitched their ideas to peers and senior leaders from cultural partner organisations including Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Breathe Arts Health Research, V&A and the Roundhouse, with the winners securing paid internships.

King’s students bring a distinctive perspective, new energy and their collective and individual brain power to some of the cultural sector’s key challenges and opportunities. 

There’s a real joy and practical satisfaction in seeing your project working and impacting a community that you can only get through contact with organisations of this stature and reputation.

Mandeep Singh, Winner of King’s Cultural Challenge 2017 Internships at Roundhouse & Breathe Arts Health Research

Find out more about their experiences and past Challenges below.



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Past Cultural Challenge events