Cultural Education in Devon

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

Useful resources

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:

Cultural Education

Arts Council investment

Young people and education

Health and wellbeing


Cost of interventions

Briefings and training events


In order to attend one of the below events, you must first register your education setting with Artsmark on the Arts Council website here.

Devon Development Day – Wed 6th Mar 2019, 9:00 – 12:30
Devon Support Surgery – Wed 6th Mar 2019, 1:00 – 3:00

Devon Development Day – Tue 18th Jun 2019, 9:00 – 12:30
Devon Support Surgery – Tue 18th Jun 2019, 1:00 – 3:00

Cultural organisations (including NPOs)

Bold organisations are Artsmark PartnersUnderlined organisations are Arts Award Supporters.

Beaford Arts Bigfoot Arts Education The Bike Shed Theatre The Burton at Bideford Museum and Art Gallery
CEDA DAISI Devon Guild Dingles Fairground Heritage Trust
Double Elephant Exeter Northcott Exeter Phoenix The Hall Exeter
Kaleider Literature Works Live Music Now North Devon Theatres 
Royal Albert Memorial Museum South West Heritage Trust Spacex Splodge Arts
Teign Heritage Centre Theatre Alibi Villages in Action

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

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 Officers in Devon are Susan EddisfordPippa GriffithAlison Mills and Susan Eddisford.

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

The ASCEL (public libraries) representatives in Devon are Colin Bray and Kate Mackenzie.

Devon supports the Creative Skills Initiative.

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