Ambitious aims to give young people in deprived areas opportunities to develop creativity in learning and to take part in a wide range of cultural activities were to be realized by placing creativity, imagination and innovative thinking at the heart of every child’s experience at school. Learn more : Adelaide Property Valuers
In the south east the two new areas – Hastings and East Sussex, and Southampton with the Isle of Wight – will join thriving existing Creative Partnerships in East Kent and Slough, where long term relationships have been fostered between young people and arts organisations and cultural and creative industries. Both of these Creative Partnerships have developed innovative and varied programmes providing children, young people, teachers and youth workers, with increased access to a wide range of stimulating artistic and creative activity.
In Slough more than 50 projects in the first year have engaged young people and teachers in exciting partnerships with visual artists, sculptors, film and television professionals, designers, theatre companies such as Wildcard, Oxfordshire Touring Theatre, and Box Clever and orchestras such as the Orchestra of St John’s and the London Philharmonic. For Creative Horizons CP worked in partnership with Slough Arts Development, Heart of Slough, Thames Valley University and the Slough Education Action Zone to stage a showcase for creativity in the workplace, raising teenagers’ aspirations about employment.
School children in East Kent have made similar valuable artistic links, including taking part in Europhonix – a sound mapping project that took them to France with musician Robert Jarvis to map their environment and give a unique cross-Channel performance on Eurostar. However, while the Creative Partnership Programme is a huge national programme, it only reaches a relatively small proportion of schools and young people in the region. We therefore place much emphasis on developing complementary partnerships with local (education) authorities right across the region, and intend to expand that programme to benefit children and young people both within and outside formal education.