We are creatIVE

We are innovatIVE

We are supportIVE

IVE is the way we work.

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IVE is a social enterprise that is working to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers, children and young people.  

IVE supports the development of creativity as a transferable skill to improve employability and productivity. We connect young people with great cultural opportunities and aim to inspire the next generation of creative and culturally literate entrepreneurs.

We were established in 1997 and have been at the cutting edge of creative learning policy and practice for more than 20 years.

What is creativity?

It’s not something restricted to artists and actors, creativity is something we all use every day and it’s a crucial skill for the modern workforce.

I am an Educator

I am an Educator

Creativity for Teaching is a Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) programme for primary and secondary school teachers that will help nurture and develop the creativity of pupils, whilst underpinning outstanding classroom practice.

I am a Young Person

I am a Young Person

We aim to develop young peoples’ creative capacity so they are equipped with skills that make them employable as well as successful.

Through our training participants become comfortable with the creative process, confident to explore new ideas, resilient and happy to learn from failure, determined to use innovation to succeed.

I am a Leader

I am a Leader

Creative Leadership for Business is a training programme for current and aspiring business managers in how to enhance and develop the creativity of your staff and embed creative thinking into your business.

I am a Business

I am a Business

In a world of constant change, uncertainty and information overload it is vital we find creative solutions to drive future prosperity.

Our business consultancy offers can address your individual or company needs.



Find out how IVE has used our expertise to help our clients who are the partners and funders helping us to do this



Upcoming training & networking events from IVE.

Support IVE

Support Us

We want to excite and inspire young people, help them realise they can dream, that they can develop skills for life, for learning and for employment.

Case for Support

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have to close a 23% gap just to attain at the same rate as their more affluent peers. The odds are seriously stacked against them which reinforces worklessness, poverty and associated problems.

 We want to break that cycle. We want to give these young people the skills and opportunities that will raise their aspirations and build dreams that become a reality and need your help.

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How to Donate?

There are lots of ways you can get involved.  We are always looking for sponsorship and there are a range of options to suit all budgets.  You can also get involved by spreading the word about our work, donating goods or services or fundraising on our behalf.

Help support our vital work by getting in touch so that we can find the right package for you or your company or click here to find out more

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