Cultural Education in Swindon & Wiltshire

Cultural Education in Swindon and Wiltshire

The Cultural Education Partnership is currently in the very early stages of formation.

Working with the NPOs in the area and the established networks of cultural organisations, Artsmad, SOLO, the Music Hubs and others, we will be galvanising these relationships, building on the launch of the Cultural Education Challenge in Swindon back in February 2016.

The Cultural Education launch provided the impetus for the practitioners and education forums in the area to take on the challenge and respond as a collective. For more on this emerging Cultural Education Partnership please contact Mark Powell 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.

Swindon Development Day – Tue 9th 2020, 9:30 – 12:30
Swindon Support Surgery – Tue 9th Jun 2020, 1:00 – 3:00

Cultural organisations (including NPOs)

Bold organisations are Artsmark PartnersUnderlined organisations are Arts Award Supporters.

Create StudiosMusic for MiniaturesThe Pound Arts TrustPrime Theatre
Roche Court Educational TrustSalisbury Arts CentreSalisbury International Arts FestivalSalisbury Playhouse
Swindon DanceTangleWiltshire Music Centre

The Music Education Hub for Wiltshire is Wiltshire Music Connect.

The Music Education Hub for Swindon is Swindon Music Service.

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

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

The Museum Development Officer in Wiltshire is Heather Perry.

The ASCEL representative in Wiltshire is Sarah Hillier.

Wiltshire supports the Creative Skills Initiative.

Get in touch

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