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

Artsmark Partnership Programme Briefing

These free briefings are for arts & cultural organisations who want to become Artsmark Partners and help registered schools and education settings access great arts and culture for their pupils.


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 – Fri 12th Jun 2020, 9:30 – 12:30
Devon Support Surgery – Fri 12th Jun 2020, 1:00 – 3:00

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