Cultural Education in Devon

As the 3rd largest county in England, working at a county level across Devon poses some interesting challenges when it comes to cultural education, with distinct communities and challenging geography and issues around connectivity and infrastructure.

Discussion and consultation to date has indicated that a focus around the localities where young people live and the places they engage with should be explored. Key partners are considering what a sub-regional response to the Cultural Education Challenge could look like for Devon, with potential partnerships at more local levels including Barnstaple and North Devon, Exeter and East Devon, Torbay and South Devon and Plymouth and West Devon. Currently they lack the capacity to host and lead a CEP themselves. We are now working with them to explore potential ways forward. For more information on the discussions to establish a Cultural Education Partnership in Devon please contact Liz Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on the discussions to establish a Cultural Education Partnership in Devon please contact Liz Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As Bridge organisation for the south west we have compiled a range of infographics drawing together data from ACE and from government to give an overview of cultural education in Devon. This snapshot will help anyone interested in cultural education in Devon have a greater understanding of the context for children and young people in this locality. The data may also help with bid writing and comparing with other localities as well as for identifying priorities in each area. We’ll be reviewing these quarterly and will update them with any new figures that are available.

Click here to download the infographic for Devon

There are some really interesting tools and data sets which are freely available – including the Arts Council’s ‘cultural education data toolkit’ – along with a range of other databases focussed on cost of interventions for children and young people, disadvantage, health and education. You can take a look at these resources using the links below.

Briefings and training events

We run a range of briefing and training events throughout the year, designed to support anyone in the south west working with young people around arts and culture.

We don’t have any scheduled events in Devon right now.

If you’d like to request a bespoke briefing or training session, subsidised by Arts Council England, please click here.

Cultural organisations (including NPOs)

If you’re a cultural organisation and would like to be included in this listing please click here to upload your details

The Music Education Hub for Devon is Devon LDP Music Service.

For a full list of Arts Award supporters in Devon, click here.

For a full list of Arts Award centres in Devon, click here.

The Museum Development Officer in Devon are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Devon Museum Partnership is led by Devon Royal Albert Memorial Museum

The ASCEL (public libraries) representatives in Devon are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Devon supports the Creative Skills Initiative

Schools and Artsmark

To find details of all the schools in this Local Education Authority area please click here.

Artsmark is relaunching in Autumn 2015 with a brand new programme, which you can find out more about here.

You can sign up to our dedicated Artsmark newsletter to receive regular updates about Artsmark here.

Case studies and latest news

Key contacts and partners

Laura Woodger
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08458 621288