SPACE: Synergising Practitioners across Arts, Community and Education

21st June 2022 - Kayla Herbert

Are you an education or community setting, working with children and young people who experience disadvantages and want to make a meaningful difference through creativity?

We are delighted to launch a pilot initiative which supports 8 education and community settings located within the 11 priority areas*.  Settings will establish and develop a meaningful partnership with an experienced creative practitioner to place arts, culture and creativity at the heart of their provision.

*Priority areas are those defined by Arts Council England and IVE: Barnsley, Bradford, Doncaster, Kirklees, Leeds, North-East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Selby, Wakefield & York.

Programme overview

Throughout SPACE, IVE will be a critical friend who will provide dedicated and ongoing support for all partners. The support will include:


  1. Your setting must be one of the following:
    Education settingCommunity setting
    School – Primary (30%+ FSM% or PP/Ever6)Community – Groups or organisations who support Looked after children and children in care
    School – Primary (20%+ EAL pupils)Community – Groups or organisations who support young refugees, migrants and asylum seekers
    School – Secondary (30%+ FSM% or PP/Ever6)Community – Youth Justice settings
    School – SEND
    Pupil Referral Units

    2. Your setting must be in one of the priority areas (listed above)
    3. Your setting should currently have a low level of arts and cultural engagement and is keen to develop your provision


Education and community settings will be expected to:

How to apply

1. Complete and submit your application by Monday, 4th July. You can do this by either:


2. Complete and submit an equality and diversity monitoring form here

Completion of the equality & diversity form is voluntary and anonymous. We are keen to reach a broader audience and are collating this anonymous data to ensure that our application process is equitable and reaching underrepresented groups.  Completion of the anonymous form does not bear any influence on the outcome of your application.  Information submitted will be held for evaluation and analysis and will be deleted by March 2023.

IVE actively seeks and encourages applications from creative practitioners from diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you feel there is an application process we have not considered. 

Applications are due by Monday, 4th July.

Key dates

4th July 2022 – Application Deadline

6th July 2022 – Successful settings are contacted

11th July – 22 July 2022 – 1-2-1 consultations with settings to identify priorities

September 2022 – Settings attend CPD day in Leeds and begin practitioner recruitment

October 2022 – Launch event takes place in Leeds and settings’ planning and delivery with practitioners begins

February half-term 2022 – Deadline for completing delivery

28th February 2022 – Deadline for submitting evaluation

Settings can choose a delivery timeline to suit their needs, however, delivery must be complete by February half term.

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