Creative Partnerships is a government- funded programme, delivered through Arts Council England, that aims to give schoolchildren in deprived areas throughout England the opportunity to develop creativity in learning and participate in cultural activities.
In bringing together creative people, teachers and young people, one area that Creative Partnerships focuses on is Continuing Professional Development (CPD). At the heart of the programme is the belief that bringing creatives into the school environment can fundamentally change how everyone learns, but in parallel, there is also a recognition that a new set of skills is often needed to make these new partnerships flourish.
Sixteen Phase One partnerships were established in July 2002 as an initial pilot. The programme has been extended to cover 36 areas, currently being rolled out.
Creative Partnerships is funded through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (with additional funds from the Department for Education and Skills).
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A one day conference at the RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2 on 6 April. For further details see http://www.creative-partnerships.com/events