The National Creative Learning Awards Are Now Open

Nov 7, 2018

Nominations for the National Creative Learning Awards are now open, the charity The Creative Learning Guild have announced.

The new national awards will celebrate the inspirational innovators, educators and practitioners who live and breathe creative learning. The judging panel include an Olivier award winning theatre producer, a representative from the international Lego Foundation, leading disability arts professional; Ruth Gould and acclaimed poet Ian McMillan. Ian says:

“I’m proud to be a judge for the Creative Learning Awards because in these turbulent times we need Creative Learning more than ever, and we need criteria by which to judge the value of the Creative Learning. As a judge, I’ll be creative, and I know I’ll learn a lot!”

Photo of Ian McMillan

Managing Director of The Creative Learning Guild, Gilly Bryerley, explains:

“These new awards are designed to shine a spotlight on the efforts and achievements of the un-sung heroes fighting for creative learning. Given that the arts in schools are declining whilst at the same time the creative industries are the fastest growing sector in the country, we need some dynamic and visible support for the people who keep creative learning on the agenda.

The judging criteria has been influenced by educators and practitioners themselves and these are the first awards of their kind that bring together creativity and learning   under one supportive and cohesive force. The nomination system is based online so people and organisations can join the Guild to and nominate inspirational people and projects from anywhere in the UK”

Ranging across 21 categories, including formal education, the arts and the creative industries, the awards are all about championing the individuals and organisations that have a genuine impact, rather than just shiny projects that cost loads of money or work on a massive scale.

Nominations are open now; join and self-nominate or nominate friends and projects that have inspired you over the last 12 months in 4 easy questions.

Click here and nominate now! Nomination will close on Friday 14th December at midnight. Shortlisted entries will receive an invitation to the Creative Learning Summit to be held in early March 2019.

The Creative Learning Guild is a charity based in Yorkshire that supports the grassroots creative learning movement across the UK through a Guild membership scheme and the new awards.

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