Help Runnymede Trust and Freelands Foundation with the Visualise Project

Call for evidence from teachers and students into race and inclusion in visual arts education in the UK

Freelands Foundation and the Runnymede Trust have launched a ground breaking partnership to deliver the first major research commission into race and inclusion in art education, focussed on two important issues: 

  • The current nature of visual arts education and how this impacts outcomes for minority ethnic students and young people.
  • The experiences and representation of minority ethnic people in the UK visual arts sector. and how this impacts outcomes for minority ethnic students and young people.


They are now calling for evidence from teachers. If you are an art teacher please complete their  teacher survey. They want to understand your views on diversity in the art curriculum, your experiences as an educator, and what they can do to support you in the classroom. The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete, and the findings will be used to produce online tools and resources to support teachers. 

Additionally,  please circulate details of the similar student survey with a group of your pupils. This survey is quite short and easy to fill out and can be shared with a group of 10 pupils (as a suggestion). The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. If necessary, you can ask your pupils to go through the survey while in class. The link will also work on mobile phones, so pupils can complete it in their own time. As part of our research, the partnership wants to understand how pupils themselves feel about their art education. The data collected from this will be completely anonymous and support the next phase of the research which will be interviewing teachers and pupils.

Data analysis and launch of resources for teachers is planned in 2023. 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at [javascript protected email address]if you want to find out more about the project. You can find other ways to get involved with the project on the Visualise website.