Our vision is to improve the future of children everywhere by enhancing learning experiences through activities that place creativity at the heart of curriculum learning.
As Creatives began life in 2008 as a group of six freelance creative practitioners who all felt that the sum of our parts gave us a far greater chance of fulfilling our shared aim to see Creative Learning at the heart of education. With backgrounds across the Creative Industries, including classical acting, illustration, theatre directing and sculpture, we were all determined to keep space in our lives for our individual practices while finding time to work together to design a range of creative learning workshops and programmes, that we could offer to schools and the wider community. The success of this way of working led us very quickly to set up as a limited company and we have never looked back!
Twelve years on our mission remains unchanged. We believe more than ever in the power of the arts to transform lives, fuelled by our first-hand experiences. We have expanded to work with a wider group of creative practitioners, all specialists in their fields, and we continue to work together both nationally and internationally to find new and exciting ways to engage children and young people in their learning.
"The relationships As Creatives built with staff and students have been incredibly strong and have underpinned an astonishing programme." (Deputy Head Teacher, Newton Le Willlows High)
“I can wholeheartedly recommend the work of As Creatives which has been instrumental in developing and sustaining creative learning and teaching in our school." (Assistant Headteacher, Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College)
Based in Liverpool’s Baltic Creative Campus our education services are used by not only local schools throughout Merseyside and the North West but throughout the UK – and internationally. Our profile and standing are such that we have worked directly in schools in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Oman, Spain, Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland and Turkey.
We have a track record of designing and delivering value for money, innovative and high-quality learning programmes to children and young people (and, increasingly, their families) in schools, colleges and universities right across the UK – and beyond. Our core business includes:
- School programmes and workshops directly linked to the curriculum
- Training for teachers and trainee teachers
- Family workshops in schools
- Physical resources – such as our Outdoor Maths Trail
- Immersive teaching resources and packages available on our website www.ascreativesconnect.com
Over the fourteen years since our inception, we have directly delivered our creative learning programmes to more than a million children and young people – with huge success!