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Creative Learning Networks

In order to ensure that young people have access to the best possible creative learning experiences and opportunities, Education Scotland and Creative Scotland are supporting local authorities across Scotland to develop Creative Learning Networks (CLNs).

The Networks encourage collaborative working across the Education, Culture and Communities sectors and bring together those with an interest in children and young people’s creative learning. Their ultimate aim is to build young people’s confidence, achievements and skills for future life and work.

CLN Videos

Video 1 is a fast paced montage of creative learning activities; Video 2 provides a short overview explaining the CLN initiative; this is followed by case studies from Aberdeen, Argyll and Bute, Edinburgh, Fife and Scottish Borders.

To find out more about your local CLN, as well as how to contact your local CLN Coordinator and other creative learning contacts, visit the Creativity Portal.

Case Studies:

Aberdeen: CreativiTEA Rooms

The CreativiTEA Rooms were a series of bespoke events, organised by Aberdeen’s Creative Learning Team, exploring creativity in education, providing stimulating environments that promoted and facilitated peer knowledge exchange.

Dumfries and Galloway: Supporting Your Ambition Event

Supporting Your Ambition was a one-day conference, bringing together a wide range of partners to support and advise young people on careers, further education and training in the land based industries and creative sector.

Fife: The Story So Far

Fife’s Creative Learning Network was created in 2011 under the umbrella of Fife's existing cultural network - the Cultural Consortium.

Scottish Borders: Creative Meets

The Scottish Borders 2013/14 Creative Learning Network focused on three key elements; strategic development, communication and a programme of CPD training.