Our Creative Learning offer supports young people to experience arts and culture through their education, encouraging schools to champion creativity within the curriculum by offering a variety of projects and opportunities throughout the year. We maximise our impact through our engagement with the Swindon and Wiltshire Cultural Education Partnership. We provide young people with a wide ranging knowledge and experience of the different careers available to them in the arts industry as well as pathways to participate.
We deliver a number of qualifications which include UAL levels 1,2 and 3 in Performing and Production Arts, Arts Awards at all levels and Digital Badges
A brand-new Creative learning offer for primary schools, we are keen to continue our close relationship with our local schools. We can offer workshops in-house or visit your school with a fun filled arts experiences. From working toward an Arts Award to delivering workshops bespoke to you. Click on the menu below to find out what’s on offer.
Our Secondary School creative learning offer focuses on the huge variety of careers within the arts industry.
As your local arts organisation we want ensure we are investing in those students interested in pursuing a career within the arts. We have put together opportunities for students to discover and further their development towards their chosen pathway.
Also keep a look out for one off opportunities and arts experiences.
The Wiltshire and Swindon Education Partnership (W&SCEP) aims to improve educational, cultural and social outcomes for children and young people through broadening effective interaction between cultural organisations (including arts, heritage and libraries) and schools, in places where it is most needed. It is a response to the Cultural Education Challenge set by Arts Council England.
When the Cultural Education Challenge was launched, hundreds of organisations and individuals from the region gathered to develop a plan. In 2017 the executive partners emerged to deliver the plan. These are:
- Create Studios based in Swindon, a digital and media organisation
- Pound Arts Trust based in Corsham, a multi-art form organisation
- Prime Theatre based in Swindon, theatre for and by young people
- Town Hall Arts based in Trowbridge, a multi-art form organisation
- Wiltshire Council, the unitary authority for Wiltshire
- Wiltshire Creative based in Salisbury, a pan arts organisation bringing together Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Arts Centre
- Wiltshire Music Centre based in Bradford on Avon, a music venue
- Wiltshire Music Connect based in Bradford on Avon, the music hub for Wiltshire
- Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre based in Chippenham, an heritage organisation
Six school leaders, representing both primary and secondary levels, have been recruited as Cultural Champions to develop this relationship. As key stakeholders in the partnership they are advising on and supporting solutions to the cultural provision challenges that school face. They are actively encouraging innovation and collaboration between cultural providers and schools and participating in developing the following outcomes:
- More schools engaging in cultural activity
- Legacy of skills, understanding and capacity within schools to continue engagement in longer term; and capacity within cultural organisations to meet schools and pupils’ needs
- Schools enabled to make more informed choices about which cultural providers to engage with and on what basis
- Improved understanding and interaction between providers and schools
During 2019 and 2020, the W&SCEP will develop a number of initiatives to enhance cultural education. It will engage with more Cultural Champions with special areas of interest and will provide opportunities for schools to engage in innovative education activity that promotes health and wellbeing. Cultural education providers will take part in training that will encourage arts award engagement, support inclusion and work more effectively with SEN/D and deaf children and young people. Additional resources and professional development opportunities for all those involved in cultural education will be developed including case studies and conferences. W&SCEP will be exploring the longer term impact as a central hub for cultural education and its sustainability through a partnership membership model.
Thinking about a career in the creative industries, use this resourceful link to discover the pathway for you.
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Our popular Beginners Please! Project was sadly halted due to the pandemic in 2020, as we recover and rebuild Wiltshire Creative following the unprecedented challenges we have faced, we cannot commit to running the project in its former format at this point. We understand how important this project was to many of you and wish to continue working with you so are offering a bespoke project to suit your needs best.