Creative Agents are the
extended team of Creative Partnerships. The role has been established
in acknowledgement of the unique and complex nature of partnership working,
the value of an ‘independent’ perspective and the importance
of sustained, supported relationships in ensuring effectiveness and reach.
Creative Agents need to be creative thinkers and ideas generators, able
to successfully negotiate partnerships between schools, the wider creative
and cultural sector and beyond through their proven understanding and
sensitivity to the needs of these different sectors. Creative agents draw
on their practical experience of ‘creativity’, and can act
as a catalyst able to respond to a schools specific dynamic, rather than
applying a pre-determined process.
Whether from arts, culture, education, science, or other sectors, their
key skills will be their ability to challenge and support new practice
in the field of creative learning.
Creative Agents support schools and creative practitioners through acting
as a critical friend: this can mean asking challenging questions within
a supportive context. They support schools and creative practitioners
to work with young people as equal partners.
For more information please visit www.creative-partnerships.com