Education Scotland and Creative Scotland have a shared commitment to advancing the creativity agenda in Scotland and supporting the development of a creative education system. They are supporting local authorities across Scotland to develop Creative Learning Networks (CLNs) which bring together all those with an interest in children and young people’s creative learning, including learners and parents, to form new partnerships and to work together ensuring that young people are getting the best creative learning experiences and opportunities possible.
The CLNs are helping to build our capacity as a creative nation, encouraging collaborative working across the Education, Culture and Communities sectors, with a strong focus on the importance of creativity as a vital element across all areas of learning, aiming ultimately to build young people’s confidence, achievements and skills for future life and work.
CLNs bring together practitioners and creative partners, providing high quality learning experiences, practical support and discussions on creative teaching, creative learning and the conditions in which they can flourish.
The National Creative Learning Network (NCLN) consists of the lead local authority CLN contacts. This community of practice has a leadership role in driving the creativity agenda forwards and championing and advocating creativity in both formal and informal learning contexts.
Visit the Creativity Portal to find out who your local Creative Learning Network contact is: http://bit.ly/Creative_Learning_Contacts
Find out more about the Creative Learning Networks by watching one of the short films on the Creativity Portal: http://bit.ly/CLN_Creativity_Portal