BNP Paribas supports arts and culture around the world and, in the UK, they have supported the Royal Academy of Arts for over 20 years. 

The AccessArt25 project is a set of virtual lesson plans designed to engage young people with the arts and support their learning journey to create a lasting impact. In 2020/21, there was the additional challenge of COVID and the programme needed to be completely re-invented within a very short timeframe.

The virtual lesson plans launched on 30 April 2021 and has been downloaded by over 1500 teachers which means a potential reach of up to 45,000 students. The successful AccessArt25 project continues to be a unique corporate events programme – the first of its kind in terms of the number of young people engaged.