The impact of our work is wide and varied, with outcomes delivered to meet your aims and ambitions.
We also aim to make an impact on what is important to us – connecting people to imaginative, inspiring, inclusive art, culture and creativity and making a difference to people and places.
The quotes show what people have said about the impact we made on them…
We believe in the transformative power of art. We engage people in activities and projects that encourage them to try something different, to meet others, to be inspired and empowered – with their family and with their community. Through involvement in arts-led and cultural activity, people report increased wellbeing, confidence, self esteem, improved skills, knowledge and understanding and a sense of belonging, purpose and achievement.
We deliver arts and cultural experiences that everyone can access and benefit: We have directly engaged thousands of people in activity in places where they live, work and play. We have enabled hundreds of people to participate in high profile and large scale opportunities and experiences regionally, nationally and internationally. We have worked with people, and the organisations that support them, who find it hardest to access opportunities, including those with disabilities or living with disadvantage.
Since 2002, we have reached over half a million children, young people and families.
We were a Cultural Olympiad delivery partner for London 2012, working with a diverse range of organisations on multiple projects and events including Opening Ceremony and Torch Event activity for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We were also a key delivery partner for Accentuate: the London 2012 Legacy programme for the South East, funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK, primarily within the disability sector.
“Big thanks for being part of London 2012 and our South East Cultural Olympiad. You worked so hard over the years and with excellent results – thanks for your passion and commitment which made it all happen. And very big congratulations on all that has been achieved – you have touched the lives of so many children and young people and delivered great projects for 2012. Well done and thank you.” Cultural Olympiad Programmer for the South East
We were the Creative Partnerships area delivery organisation for Arts Council England for nine years, working with hundreds of schools and arts organisations across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. This flagship creative learning programme was designed to develop the skills of young people across England, raising aspiration and achievement, and opening up more creative opportunities.
In Autumn 2011, on the completion of the programme, Creative Partnerships was awarded the 2011 International WISE Prize for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education.
As a social enterprise, the way we do business has a different impact and offers social value:
Unlike a charity, we aim to generate the majority of our income from the sale of services, not fundraising. Unlike a limited company; there are no shareholders that profit, meaning we invest back into work in our communities.
We make a positive impact in the communities we work in; using local suppliers, thinking supportively, ethically and responsibly.
We are determinedly partnership spirited and are always looking for ways to share ideas, resources and opportunities – believing that working together means a stronger offer for all.