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Welcome to the Cultural Resources for Schools website

Welcome to this database of teaching resources for creative and cultural education. The materials collected here come from some of the nation’s finest arts organisations, museums and education specialists. They are designed to generate creative new ideas and inspire teachers of subjects at Key Stage 1 - 5 across the national curriculum.

We believe that creativity has a vital role to play in all subjects, so these resources cover the sciences, languages and humanities as well as dance, art and design, theatre studies, drama, music and PE. You can search for what you need by subject area or Key Stage and can choose either free or paid-for content. We hope there’s something here for everyone.

The materials included in the database were curated on behalf of Arts Council England by Cape UK. The selection of materials will be reviewed regularly. If you have suggestions for content you would like to us to include in future you can find details of how to contact us here.

How to Use This Resource

The database is designed to be as simple and accessible for teachers as possible, with a number of ways to search for a resource.

You can search by keyword (eg ‘painting’ or ‘creative writing’) or by provider (eg ‘Arts Council England’) using the ‘Search Terms’ field; this will bring up every record containing the keyword.

Alternatively you may wish to search by Curriculum focus, Key stage or Cost. To do so simply click on the relevant menu and de-select any option that isn’t required.

Results will be displayed in a table, with the providers listed in alphabetical order. Where a large number of searched items are returned, your results may show on more than one page – please use the navigation buttons at the bottom of the page to move through the search results.

Simply scroll down the page and select the resource you wish to view by clicking on the provider’s name. This link will take you a new page showing a brief description of the resource(s) with further details of how to access the information online.

If you have problems using the links to connect to any of the resources, please report it using the Broken Link button. Alternatively, you may wish to email teaching.resources@artscouncil.org.uk.  

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