Schools Offer

Schools play a vital role in ensuring that every child and young person has access to arts and cultural experiences.

Our 2013 report, Opening Doors, outlined the pressures and priorities schools are now facing. It identified opportunities for arts and cultural providers to support and engage with the education sector and continues to inform our work with schools in the region.

We support the education sector to develop and improve the quality of their arts and cultural education for all children and young people by:

  • Encouraging schools to join local cultural education partnerships and other local arts networks.
  • Encouraging schools to register for Artsmark.
  • Encouraging schools and other education settings to offer Arts Award.
  • Offering CPD, events and opportunities to help improve arts and cultural provision.
  • Sharing knowledge and information to help improve and increase arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people.
  • Nurturing partnership working between schools and arts and cultural providers.
  • Providing one-to-one support as needed.

Cultural Leaders in Education

We are currently developing a Cultural Leaders in Education Programme. This will enable school leaders to become champions of arts and cultural provision. It will build on our previous Specialist Leaders in Cultural Learning and Education programmes.

Our work is informed by research and consultation.

Our Impact

10 Reasons Why Arts and Culture Make A Difference to Young People’s Lives

10 Reasons Why Arts and Culture Make A Difference to Young People’s Lives

IVE has produced this poster, 10 Reasons Why Arts and Culture Make A Difference to Young People’s Lives, to assist educators and arts organisations….

Undercliffe Tales: An Evaluation – Successfully using drama techniques to improve literacy among school priority groups

Undercliffe Tales: An Evaluation – Successfully using drama techniques to improve literacy among school priority groups

“Undercliffe Tales: An Evaluation – Successfully using drama techniques to improve literacy among school priority groups” was the result of an exciting and innovative…

Bridging the Gap – The First 4 Years of the Arts Council Bridge Organisation

Bridging the Gap – The First 4 Years of the Arts Council Bridge Organisation

Bridging the Gap – The First 4 Years and Beyond summarises the work done by IVE (formerly CAPEUK) as an Arts Council Bridge Organisation….

Creativity Matters – Making Space for Teaching Creative Science

Creativity Matters – Making Space for Teaching Creative Science

“Creativity Matters – Making Space for Teaching Creative Science” is part of the creativity matters series of reports examining the role of creativity within…

20th December 2017

IVE 2017 Summary of the Year

2017 has been a year of change and growth at IVE. Most notably, we changed our name! Moving from CapeUK to IVE, a move…

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2017 Partnership Investment Summary

In 2017, IVE has successfully sourced £225k in new match funding monies through our Partnership Investment programme. We are grateful to the following organisations…

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18th December 2017

3 Myths about Creativity and Why They’re Hurting Your Business

At IVE, we talk about creativity a lot, and in those conversations we often come across the same misconceptions and myths about creativity. While…

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