Native Creatives Live

Native Creatives Live – Postponed Until Autumn.

Unfortunately, Native Creatives Live on Saturday 16th July has been postponed until the Autumn term. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Details of the new event will be released at a later date. Please note the times, format and some details of the event may change.

Register your interest for the Autumn event by emailing

Who is the event for?

Native Creatives is for teachers of the Creative Arts (including Creative Writing and Media Studies), and all Primary teachers, particularly those with an Arts responsibility and/or a keen interest in developing engagement with arts and culture. We do, however welcome all educators and freelance artist teachers.

What you will gain from the event

  • Learn ways you can develop your personal artistic practice
  • Engage further in your cultural and artistic life
  • Consider how you might implement your personal artistic capabilities and skills into your professional practice
  • Listen to expert guest speakers, specifically selected for their artistic and creative prowess
  • Network with like-minded creative teachers, sharing ideas and good practice.
  • Be part of a hybrid face to face and online discussion around what it means to be a developing artist educator and arts broker teacher
  • Experiment with exciting materials, processes and techniques in expert delivered creative activities

Speaker Spotlight

Susan Coles is a freelance visual art educational consultant, with a wide remit in both UK education, and abroad. She is a champion for the subject and advocates for its importance in all ages lifelong learning. Susan is an activist connected to many networks and organisations, and is recognised as an expert in her field. Susan loves art and will always consider herself to be an artist, alongside her other commitments. Find out more on Twitter @theartcriminal or LinkedIn.

Kenneth Tharp is a dance artist, former Chief Executive of The Place and is currently director of the Africa Centre, London. He has worked extensively as a choreographer, teacher and director and as Lead Artist & Artistic Advisor for The Royal Ballet School’s Dance Partnership and received an OBE in 2003 and a CBE in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @KennethTharp.

Recording Notice

This event will be live-streamed and recorded for public use, the in-person audience will be filmed. If you are joining from home you can turn off your camera and make your name anonymous. If you have any concerns about this please email