Working better together

As a Creative Schools partner organisation, you will join a dynamic network of 50+ East London culture and education organisations through an exciting programme of collaboration and joined-up action.


People make it work is leading the delivery of our programme of monthly Collaborative Learning sessions, bespoke action learning sets, and innovative digital tools that will support professional development across your organisaion, enhance innovative practice and explore the principles of working in partnership.

  • Embed change within your organisation
  • Demonstrate your ability to manage partnerships effectively
  • Collaborate with peers through a programme of learning, dialogue and experimentation


Creative Schools Artsmark, led by Stratford Circus Arts Centre, saves your organisation time and resources by linking your projects to school improvement needs and the Artsmark journey.

Schools taking part in the Creative Schools Artsmark programme receive tailored support to meet their improvement needs through East London’s incredible arts and cultural opportunities on the journey towards gaining an Artsmark Award.

  • Understand school needs across the curriculum
  • Raise the profile of your offer with schools
  • Support schools to fulfil their Artsmark Ambitions
  • Link your projects directly to school improvement priorities


We are building connections between schools and cultural organisations in a number of ways including brokering projects, facilitating termly cross-sector events and developing tailored communications with teachers and the wider school community.

Become a Creative Schools partner

We are keen to hear from all arts organisations based in East London and delivering work in East London that are keen to develop new ways of working together for the benefit of children and young people.

Click here for a list of our 50+ current culture and education partners.

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

To find out more about our programme and membership structure please get in touch with us at

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.

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