What is Creative Schools?

Creative Schools is a strategic planning and delivery model that aims to create a step change in how children, young people and schools access East London’s incredible arts and cultural opportunities.  By bringing partners together from across the Culture and Education sectors, we are joining up experience, knowledge and expertise and exploring shared approaches to brokering, developing and delivering creative learning opportunities in schools.

Who we are

Creative Schools brings together a wide range of strategic and delivery partners including:  schools, HE organisations, local authorities, funders, regeneration partners, arts practitioners, music education hubs and cultural organisations representing all art forms.

Our programme is overseen by a Steering Group of East London cultural education leaders and is chaired by Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning.

A range of organisations have taken on a leadership role within the governance and delivery of Creative Schools to support a shared commitment to distributed ownership and co-creation within delivery, management, and decision making.

Our Steering Group

We are committed to building an accessible and sustainable programme of activity and are keen to hear from all strategic, cultural and education partners working in East London that are interested in developing better ways of working together.

Creative Schools has been designed as a membership programme in which all partners contribute towards long term sustainability through annual subscription fees.

If you work in an East London school or cultural organisation and would like to find out more about getting involved in Creative Schools drop us a line at hello@creativeschools.london


Creative Schools is supported by A New Direction, with funding from Arts Council England through Bridge funds, and is part of the London Cultural Education Challenge, an ambitious £900,000 three year programme designed to bring about a step-change in Cultural Education and young people’s cultural engagement in London.

Want to find out more?
Get in touch with us!

Email us at hello@creativeschools.london