Our Impact

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, inclusive and high quality art,
culture and creativity.

The quotes show what people have said about the impact we made on them…

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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 encouraged and inspired – 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.

We deliver arts and cultural experiences that everyone can access: We have directly engaged thousands people in activity in places where they live, work and play. We have connected hundreds of people to participation in high profile and large scale opportunities and experiences regionally, nationally and internationally. Since 2002, we have connected over half a million children, young people and families with imaginative, inclusive and high quality art, culture and creativity.

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We are part of the Creative People and Places Slough consortium, with a specific active focus on residents accessing arts in our home town. Following a competitive process, Arts Council England awarded Slough significant strategic investment for residents to try different and diverse arts-led experiences and become familiar with broader local, national and international cultural choices.

We are a member of the Cultural Education Partnership in Slough, responding to Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge to make sure that more children and young people can create, compose, and perform. Children and young people will have the chance to visit, experience and participate in extraordinary work, and be able to know more, understand more, and review the experiences they’ve had.

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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 worked with high profile professional artists, keeping access to art and culture for all a key priority in the lead up to and during these global events.

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.

“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

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We look to 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 families and communities.

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.