Role of Art in Society & Culture


Duration 9 days
Suggested group size 12 - 20 students / 2 Envoys Field Staff
Suggested ages 14 - 18
Experience Role of Art in Society & Culture


Role of Art in Society & Culture


London, a historic and innovative global hub, is an epicenter of artistic expression. Explore renowned museums like the British Museum and Tate Modern, along with vibrant contemporary art in neighborhoods such as Shoreditch. This arts-focused student travel program promises a transformative adventure for budding artists, history enthusiasts, and those eager to immerse themselves in London's diverse artistic tapestry. Join us for a cultural odyssey through the city.

“A city where red double-deckers and ancient castles share the streets, inviting all to explore the intersection of tradition and trend.“


“Cobbled streets hum artistic tunes, where every corner is a canvas for literary dreams and artistic wonders.“


Impact Statement Everywhere we go, we carry a promise – to engage with respect, act with purpose, and leave a positive imprint. As envoys of our journey is more than travel; Our footprint is light, but our impact is profound, creating bridges of cooperation and mutual growth across the globe.

Day 1

Students depart their home country to travel across the pond to England. This evening flight allows students to rest on the plane and arrive the next morning in London.

Day 2

Arrival in London begins with hotel check-in and collaborative expectations setting. After lunch, an exploratory walk through Westminster unfolds historical sites. Students develop cultural context for London's rich heritage, setting the stage for arts exploration.

Day 3

Morning visit to Art Hub Studios, with a discussion with resident artists on creative processes and the impact of art on well-being. Then, we split into groups to explore city galleries. A self-guided historic London walking tour includes Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Day 4

A meeting in City Hall with the Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm. The initiative assesses public tributes to ensure diverse cultural representation. A visit to the Migration Museum explores the impact of people movement on Britain's identity. Later, student-choice gallery explorations.

Day 5

Day starts with a group sculpture class. Students engage in a conversation with artists at the Barbican Center, followed by a round-table discussion with professional dancers and singers. Then, an exploration of Soho and Covent Gardens and an evening show at the Royal Ballet.

Day 6

Morning visit to Tate Modern, where students choose and analyze artwork, discussing with docents and researching online. Students lead each other on tours to share learnings. Graffiti workshop at Leake Street Arches follows. Evening includes dinner, debrief, and a show at the Globe Theatre.

Day 7

Morning visit to Counterpoints for a workshop supporting arts by migrants and refugees. Later, small groups explore galleries promoting immigrant artists, like Ben Uri Gallery. Evening debrief on the contrast between preserved "English" arts and the vibrant art of immigrants.

Day 8

Exploration of Spitalfields, engaging with street art. Students select resonant pieces, sharing their significance. Lunch at Sunday market, followed by a walk through Spitalfield’s colorful streets. Students interview shop owners, and explore London's arts and design scene.

Day 9

A closing ceremony where students process their experiences, recognize their contributions to our learning, draw connections between issues here and back home, and make detailed plans for how we will draw on the inspirations we've found here in London to evolve in our personal arts practices.

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Lenses of Inquiry


Cultural Immersion

Students actively explore London's diverse cultural landscapes through history, art, and society, with an emphasis on the interplay between tradition and modernity. The goal is to foster understanding of cultural diversity, encourage intercultural dialogue, and cultivate empathy and open-mindedness.


Art Forms

Students delve into the significance of art, examining intersections with cultural identities, societal values, and historical narratives. Through critical analysis of performances, exhibitions, and architecture, they foster a deeper understating of arts as communication and agent for social change.


Role of Art in Society and Culture

This program instills deep understanding of cultural diversity and fosters intercultural dialogue. Through multidimensional inquiry, they challenge preconceptions, refine critical thinking, and expand perspectives on global cultures and understand the transformative impact of art on social change.


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