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8. materials. This study could make a valuable contribution to improving creative and cultural education through partnerships. Agreed quality criteria are needed so that all partners have clear expectations, and informed judgements can be made to improve practice. The DCMS has established a new unit to evaluate and monitor educational provision by funded organisations. We welcome this development and the serious commitment to education the DCMS that it illustrates.

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In its Comprehensive Spending Review the DCMS proposed bringing together regional arts boards, arts agencies, local authorities, business concerns and other interested parties, in regional cultural partnerships. It would be possible to include local sub-structures within such partnerships to include, among others, groups of schools and LEAs, arts agencies, artists and local businesses. Each partner would have something to gain and something to give: continued active involvement with schools for LEAs; the involvement of arts and education in community development and good relations for businesses. Each partner could contribute funding and other resources, and the total activity would contribute to the vitality of education and cultural life in the locality. Involving the Community Based in Ulverston, Cumbria for over twenty years, Welfare State International have been developing a close relationship with their community and local schools, so that now the creativity of children, artists and townspeople are closely integrated. For example, the annual Lantern Festival each September involves scores of families who make elaborate sculptural candlelit lanterns with willow and tissue paper. The Sir John Barrow primary school makes eight gift lanterns for the townテ不 unsung heroines and heroes and the art teacher at the Victoria High school can incorporate innovative lanterns into an A level Design and Technology course. The May Flag Festival is designed by primary school children. They invent unconventional and freely drawn images for town shops (such as sticky cakes for the bakers and wriggling worms for the anglers, or even lipstick on the collar for a gentテ不 outfitters). Working with artists, these are sewn onto large silk banners, making Ulverston a joyous patchwork on the celebration scale between Matisse and Beano.

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All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education Report to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment the Secretary of State for...

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