Arts Council England launch new Creativity Exchange website

Designed for school leaders, teachers & cultural organisations who work with schools, the platform provides a space to share innovative practice in education

8 February 2021

The Creativity Exchange is a new online community to encourage teaching for creativity across the curriculum. A New Direction were pleased to be closely involved in the development of the site – working with design agency UXB to lead on the design of the website and co-ordination of the launch.

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The Creativity Exchange is a bridge between the recommendations that came out of the Durham Commission – a collaboration between Durham University and the Arts Council to understand the role creativity should play in the education – and the launch of the Creativity Collaboratives programme later in 2021 – a national network of schools working together to develop a model to nurture creativity across the curriculum.

Over the coming months the site will grow as a hub for the latest teaching practice, including an ideas exchange full of practical creative ideas to use in the classroom, case studies of inspiring schools across the country, and thought-provoking articles from leaders in the field. The conversation will also continue via the #CreativityExchange on Twitter where educators will be able to connect with creative practitioners.

Visit the Creativity Exchange site

Image: Polka Theatre after school club. Credit: Arts Council England

Where next?

  • LookUp – our online platform helping London schools to navigate, search for and engage with arts & cultural organisations and opportunities
  • Schools programme – find out more about how we support London schools to deliver and embed high-quality arts and cultural provision across the curriculum
  • Cultural sector programme – find out more about our support offer for London's cultural sector