Cultural Education in Gloucestershire

Create Gloucestershire is hosting and driving a wide range of innovative work focussed on cultural education partnership working in their county and beyond, and we work closely with them in a range of areas, including:

  • Delivering a jointly-commissioned and ACE-subsidised programme of training and development for all those involved in cultural education, based on needs analyses we have carried out together over the last year. You can find details of the programme here.
  • Developing and supporting a network of local cultural education hubs in specific parts of the county, each exploring different ways to engage and support children and young people at local level as well as different ways to fund and resource cultural education.
  • Working together with a network of young apprentices drawn from cultural organisations across the county, supporting them to shape the cultural offer and plan a major event on cultural education in March 2016.
  • Developing an innovative pilot programme focussed on connections between libraries, arts, community development and culture in a number of local areas across the county.
  • Working with a network of creative interns and apprentices as part of the Creative Employment Programme (which Create Gloucestershire manage). The young people work within cultural organisation’s from across the county, supporting them to shape the cultural offer and plan a major event on cultural education delivered back in March. Since this, the young people have been trained as Discover and Explore Arts award Advisers, so they can build Arts Award into their practise. They have also had training focussed on areas such as needs analysis, further CPD routes, volunteering and becoming a trustee.

    RIO are working with Create Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire Libraries, and the Barnwood Trust on an Esmee Fairbairn-supported pilot project to further develop the role of local libraries as creative and socially enterprising cultural education hubs.

    Create Gloucestershire is made up of over 70 members and associate members from across the arts and cultural sector in the county. Together with a range of strategic partners from across different sectors they think, research, test and share ideas to encourage arts to become “everyday”. A lead partner has been identified and priorities agreed, building on previous long term partnership work and analysis with Bridge. For more information on the Gloucestershire Cultural Education Partnership please contact Pippa Jones at hello@ creategloucestershire.co.uk

    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 Gloucestershire. This snapshot will help anyone interested in cultural education in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

    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 Gloucestershire right now.

    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 Gloucestershire is Make Music Gloucestershire.

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

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

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

    The ASCEL (public libraries) representative in Gloucestershire is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Gloucestershire 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

    Matt Little
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    08458 621288