Artists in Creative Education

CCE led a European partnership, part-funded by the European Commission, to develop a practical online guide for ‘Artists in Creative Education’.  CCE led the project, in partnership with three other European cultural and educational organisations: Drommarnas Hus, Sweden;

KulturKontakt Austria (KKA); and,

Kunstenaars & Co, Netherlands.

The ‘Artists in Creative Education’ project saw 25 experienced artists selected from England, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and other south eastern European countries attend a workshop in Amsterdam to work together to develop the guide.

The practical guide was then tested and refined through a series of artist exchanges to 20 primary schools based in deprived communities across Europe. The work of the project and the practical guide was launched and disseminated at a high-profile conference in Brussels.

Paul Collard, CCE’s Chief Executive, said: “Through Creative Partnerships we have already seen the benefits of creative practitioners working with children and young people in nearly 6,000 schools in England. At CCE we are already broadening our reach internationally and ‘Artists in Creative Education’ will equip artists to take creative learning practices into the heart of all European schools – helping us to transform even more children’s lives through creativity, providing them with the skill-set for working in the 21st century.”

You can download the report here.