Cultural Education in Torbay

The Torbay Culture Board is driving the development of the cultural education partnership in Torbay.

Following on from the Torbay cultural conference in October 2015, key partners are developing the next steps of the education strand of the culture board. We are exploring some key opportunities to develop exciting collaborations with Torbay Teaching School Alliance, as well as looking at how cultural education can benefit from the potential investment connected to the coastal revival funding and the public sector innovations happening in The Bay. For more information on the Torbay Cultural Education Partnership please contact Kate Farmery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Youth Cultural Partnership continues to deliberate its role going forward and there is clear impetus to ensure that the YCP and the Culture Board are better connected. Next steps are to explore how a CEP can best be established in Torbay, given the fragile structure of the YCP.

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

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.

Watch this space to find out more about upcoming events in this area.

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 Torbay is Torbay Music Service

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

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

The ASCEL (public libraries) representative in Torbay 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 and latest news

Key contacts and partners

Lindsey Hall
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08458 621288