Cultural Education in Swindon and Wiltshire

The Cultural Education Partnership is currently in the very early stages of formation.

Working with the NPOs in the area and the established networks of cultural organisations, Artsmad, SOLO, the Music Hubs and others, we will be galvanising these relationships, building on the launch of the Cultural Education Challenge in Swindon back in February 2016.

The Cultural Education launch provided the impetus for the practitioners and education forums in the area to take on the challenge and respond as a collective. For more on this emerging Cultural Education Partnership please contact Mark Powell 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 Swindon. This snapshot will help anyone interested in cultural education in Swindon 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 Swindon

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.

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 Swindon is Swindon Music Service

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

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

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

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

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

Key contacts and partners

Laura Woodger
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08458 621288