Shelagh is currently leading programmes of work with the Creative and Cultural Sector Skills Council, Screen England, Creative Partnerships and supporting the government sponsored review of creativity in education. This follows several years as head of communications with the government’s school curriculum quango, and work on corporate social responsibility programmes with Business in the Community. More recently, she helped establish the innovative joinedupdesignforschools initiative working with young people as commissioners of leading designers and architects to reimagine aspects of learning, while working as a brand strategist in the US. She also a governor of a primary school in London.
This Demos report concludes that there are major opportunities to educate a new generation of pupils in the principles of good design.
Over the last ten years public policy has paid considerable attention to supporting creativity. But amongentrants, employers and peopleworking in the creative industries many of these interventions are resulting in confusion, indifference and, in some cases, irritation. Why?
This paper looks at how families could be better to encourage cultural engagement and creativity.
The government's Building Schools for the Future scheme is a momentous opportunity to catalyse change on a local community level. The key question that this project seeks answers to is how can community participation in BSF be utilised to move beyond the design of new buildings, to shaping and creating learning communities fit for the demands of modern society?More
James Nachtwey won the TED Prize in 2007. He used it to take pictures of an under-reported health issue now affecting 50 countries across the world. We are helping him break and spread his images in London.More
One of the most successful sectors of the British economy is the creative and cultural sector - creativity has become increasingly important in other sectors as well. This series of seminars brings together representatives of successful and creative organisations to identify common challenges and examine what lessons there are in how they have each met them.More
This research explores what is meant by quality in the field of children and young people's cultural production. It investigates what 'high quality' or 'quality' means to those working within and with Creative Partnerships, namely within the education and cultural sectors.More