Creative Learning, Aberdeen City Council has a mission to improve outcomes for individuals and communities through access to the arts, creativity and culture. Creative Learning deploys the arts to make a difference to local priorities in education, health and wellbeing, inclusion and quality of life. The vision is for Aberdeen to be a place where exciting cultural experiences are around each and every corner and where there are no creative boundaries; a place where all the city is a stage.
Creative Learning’s work with schools brings a vital injection of expressive arts and creativity to the City’s young people and their educators. Expressive Arts and Creativity skills stimulate imagination, critical questioning and thinking, innovation, confidence, self-expression and alternative approaches to engagement in learning.
Engagement with Creative Learning ensures the city’s children can experience and excel in the arts in the future. These learning opportunities support the development of pathways to careers within the ever growing Creative Industries as well as being a unique contribution to the development of higher order thinking skills transferable to the wider world of work.
Creative Learning have specialist creative project co-ordinators for ‘Early Years and Families’, ‘Creativity Across the Curriculum’, ‘Expressive Arts in Schools’ and ‘Positive Destinations for Young People’ which means the work is informed by a wealth of partnerships and a deep understanding of young people’s experience of creativity and expressive arts in their education and wider lives.
Team members design and implement bespoke projects that start with local needs and priorities. The majority of activity is delivered in partnership to maximise resources and capitalise on local expertise. Freelance artists are recruited specifically for each project to ensure the highest levels of delivery.