Where does imagination play in funding? The current frame is that most funders choose to fund proven / ‘what we can see’ / ‘what we’ve already seen’ projects with the usual requirements around proof of concept, theory of change, expected outcomes for new initiatives, and data to validate existing projects. At the same time, funders talk about vision, innovation, future-readiness, thinking outside of the box… The narrative and the reality seem to be at odds.
How might we fund emergence, imagination, what we cannot yet see but believe in? Who has the imagination to see the intangible and immeasurable and take the step of funding its emergence?
This is an initiative brought by the Imagination in every classroom project led by AIME Mentoring and Learning Planet Institute, bringing together a global collective of Imagination actors to explore imagination programmes, workshops and curriculums inside formal and informal education systems.
The goal of the action group over the next 10 years is to showcase imagination practice in the transformation of education, understand the impact of imagination in classrooms, and build a global knowledge base of imagination in pedagogy.
Learn more below