Creativity Plus is about growing and securing the future of an innovative programme of creative work-based learning in the Southampton area and beyond. At its heart is the Creative Case for Diversity, and ensuring equality of access to entry-level jobs in the creative and cultural industries.Find Out More
Our work with Local Authorities
Connecting with Local Authorities means we are able to be proactive on a local level, whilst still seeing the wider picture.
Through our Partnership Investment programme, we work with Local Authorities (as well as schools, universities and public health agencies and more) to at least double amounts invested in arts and cultural activity, and to influence the policy and practice of those whose work is about achieving better outcomes for children and young people.
Working with Arts Council England on the Cultural Education Challenge sees us nurturing the development of 13 local Cultural Education Cultural Education Partnerships in the South East region. This brings together arts and cultural organisations with Local Authorities and policy makers and shapers, to improve the lives of children and young people.
Portsmouth Creative Skills Programme
We are currently delivering the first year of a three-year Portsmouth Creative Skills programme, working with Portsmouth City Council’s Virtual School and Leaving Care Service.
This is funded through The Blagrave Trust (with support from Catalyst-Evolve), and forms part of the work of Portsmouth’s Cultural Education Partnership, with associated Partnership Investment work.
This programme is part of the legacy of the national Creative Skills Initiative (2013-2016), led by Artswork in collaboration with six other Bridge organisations across England.
We will be publishing further updates on the Portsmouth Creative Skills programme here soon.