Creative Partnerships

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Creative Partnerships was the government's flagship creative learning programme, established in 2002 to develop young people's creativity across England. Funding was cut by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England in 2011, with activity in schools ending in summer 2011.


It aimed to build sustainable learning partnerships between schools, creative and cultural organisations and individuals.


Creative Partnerships facilitated many long-term links between schools and creative professionals, such as artists, architects, scientists and multimedia developers. Research reports covering many different aspects of the programme, conducted by researchers from a number of universities and consultancies, are available online.

Who delivered Creative Partnerships?[edit]

Between 2002 - 2009, local Arts Council offices delivered the programme in 36 areas of England. Between 2009 - 2011, 25 organisations across England, funded by Creativity, Culture and Education to deliver Creative Partnerships programmes. These are a range of independent and ‘host’ cultural organisations.


The organisation was managed by Arts Council England and funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It was finally managed by Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE).

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