Tees Valley Arts co-ordinates National Arts Partnership

Arts Development agency, Tees Valley Arts is co-ordinating the closing stages of Creative Partners for Progression (CP4P) a national ‘pilot’ partnership project between the Arts Council’s Creative Partnerships initiative and Aimhigher.

The Creative Partners for Progression (CP4P) project piloted a range of innovative activities in 8 UK regions between 2005 and 2007. These activities were designed to raise aspiration, increase attainment and encourage progression to Higher Education through participation in the arts and creative industries.

Creative Partners for Progression received £0.5 million from Aimhigher’s national project fund and was hosted by regional Creative Partnerships offices in the Tees Valley as well as Cumbria, Isle of Wight, Nottingham, Hull, Coventry, Merseyside and Plymouth.

Rosi Lister, Director of Tees Valley Arts, initiated the development of the project whilst Director of Aimhigher Humber and continues an interest as Chair of the CP4P national steering group.

CP4P culminates this month with a major one day conference –

Creativity – a skill for life? which will explore and debate creative pathways towards higher education and careers which will be held at The Sage Gateshead on Monday 17th March 2008. The Conference brings Aimhigher together with Creative Partnerships, the National Arts Learning Network, the 14-19 Dilpoma in Creativity and Media, Arts Award, and Arts Council England in a single conversation about Cultural involvement in Life Long Learning.

The Conference is FREE and open to anyone who works in local government, careers guidance or the broadest educational sector across the UK

Famed cartoonist Bill Tidy has been confirmed as the key note speaker.

To book for this FREE event supported by Aimhigher and HEFCE please contact cp4p@teesvalleyarts.org.uk or call 01642 264651
Updates: www.cp4p.org.uk

Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.