Why Creativity Matters NOW Creative Panel

1 hr For Partners and teachers

Part of Why Creativity Matters NOW, the big conversation about arts and cultural education in Sheffield.

This session has already taken place. You can watch the recording here

About this event

The last 18 months have been incredibly disrupted and challenging, and yet through this time many have found the arts and creativity valuable in supporting children to make sense of what is happening. In this session, we will hear from leading voices in arts education as well as those firmly rooted in the challenges of educational ‘catch-up’, talking about the role that creativity can play in recovery.

Speakers include:

  • Susan Coles - Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate and well-known champion of art craft and design education. Her roles include: Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD), World Councillor (representing Europe) for the International Society of Education through Art (InSEA), and an Associate of the Big Draw. Susan is a Trustee of AccessArt (charity) and  chair of board of trustees for Monkfish Productions (Newcastle arts charity) ,and Chair of Governors at a north east primary school.
  • Paula Briggs - Paula Briggs studied sculpture at Norwich School of Art and later at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 Paula formed AccessArt with her colleague Sheila Ceccarelli. Paula is the CEO and Creative Director of AccessArt. Paula is also author of Drawing Projects for Children and Make, Build, Create: Sculpture Projects for Children. 

In all the sessions, we are keen that there is a conversation and we welcome input from the audience. Participants will have a chance to ask questions of the panel and to share their own thoughts and hopes for the role of creativity now!

This session is part of ‘Why Creativity Matters NOW’, the big conversation about arts and cultural education in Sheffield, part of the Learn Sheffield Autumn Online Festival

About Create Sheffield

Create Sheffield is our City’s Cultural Education Partnership. We are supported by IVE, the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Create Sheffield’s Creative Education Producer role is led by Jenny Coats, Head of School at Beck Primary School, together with her colleagues Amy Willoughby and Becky Stroud. This is a freelance, part-time role. In this newly created post, their first mission is to facilitate the Why Creativity Matters NOW conversations.

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