Cultural Education in Plymouth

Cultural Education in Plymouth

Creativity and culture are buzzing in Plymouth, with new venues, festivals and events springing up. The energy of young makers is at the heart of these developments, from Outpost to Native Makers; Exim to Street Factory; and Young Rewired State to Code Clubs.

Plymouth Culture is an independent agency dedicated to supporting Plymouth’s cultural development, and to helping organisations, communities and events flourish. Agreement has been secured for Plymouth Culture to host and lead the CEP, as a recognised sub-committee of the Plymouth Culture Board. Terms of reference have been developed and agreed, including 50% representation of young people on the board. Discussions have also started with the Teaching School’s Culture and Arts Network, whose focus is developing the capacity of teachers.

This data is an overview of the top level picture in Plymouth and has been sourced from Arts Council England’s Data Portal, the Department for Education and Department of Health. For more information on the Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership please contact Dom Jinks 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.

Plymouth Development Day – Thu 18th Jun 2020, 9:30 – 12:30
Plymouth Support Surgery – Thu 18th Jun 2020, 1:00 – 3:00

Cultural organisations (including NPOs)

Bold organisations are Artsmark PartnersUnderlined organisations are Arts Award Supporters.

Attik DanceBarbican TheatreThe BoxEffervescent
Exim DanceInstitute of Digital Arts and TechnologyKARSTLiterature Works
Ocean StudiosPlymouth Arts CentrePlymouth CulturePlymouth Dance
Plymouth Music ZoneReal Ideas OrganisationTake A PartTheatre Royal Plymouth

The Music Education Hub for Plymouth is Plymouth Music Education Hub.

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

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

The Plymouth Museum Partnership is led by Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

The ASCEL (public libraries) representative in Plymouth is Julia Hale.

Plymouth is also a supporter of Arts Council England and Creative & Cultural Skills’ Creative Skills Initiative, and RIO delivers this programme in Plymouth.


Bold artists are Artsmark PartnersUnderlined organisations are Arts Award Supporters.

Caroline WilkinsPrintmaker
Mark FieldingPainter
Nicky HarwoodPainter & Printmaker
Vanessa AllenPainter


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