Funding announced for 11 schools to place creativity at the heart of learning

The Arts Council, the Education Authority and the Urban Villages Initiative today announced funding for the continuation of the Creative Schools Programme in 11 secondary schools.

The pioneering cross-government programme targets schools located within Urban Village areas and encourages them to think outside of traditional learning approaches by bringing professional artists into classrooms to build student confidence, make community connections and teach new skills.

Last year schools were invited to apply for up to £15,000 each to develop a bespoke project for their students, and today’s announcement will guarantee funding to support the programme throughout this academic year.

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