We are creatIVE…
We are innovatIVE…
We are supportIVE…
IVE is the way we work.
We are a creative development agency that places human creativity at the centre of learning, thinking and doing. Our work takes place within cultural education, business, manufacturing and the creative industries. We support 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.
Dave Stewart, Co-Founder of Eurythmics, musician, songwriter and producer.
Our Teacher of Creativity programme is a versatile professional development programme that underpins outstanding classroom practice and builds the independent learning skills of the pupil.
Aims 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.
Find out more about our leadership programmes.
In a world of constant change, uncertainty and information overload it is vital we find creative solutions to drive future prosperity.
Our Business of Creativity programme can address your individual or company needs.
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.
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.
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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@planetstraight @IveSupportive Delighted to have you! Looking forward to raising the importance of creativity to businesses together.
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