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Creative Leaders

Creative Leaders

Bringing creativity to schools and communities requires people.

At Norfolk & Norwich Festival we are nurturing Creative Leaders to help build the infrastructure for the future. From teachers and artists to the next generation of arts leaders – our young people, we provide networks, mentoring, professional development and bursaries to help support the region’s cultural infrastructure, bringing more creative opportunities to young people and communities across the region.  


Our work covers three areas:

Creative Educators: Teachers and educators committed to creativity in schools.

Creativity transforms people’s lives, developing vital skills and building cohesive communities. We want more children and young people to have access to creative opportunities and, working with Creative Educators, we will develop a network of like-minded teachers to share opportunities, experiences and professional development opportunities. Interested? Get in touch at

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Creative Practitioners: Artists and practitioners committed to creative education and socially engaged practice. 

Are you an artist or creative practitioner committed to working with schools, young people and communities in the eastern region? Would you like professional development opportunities to develop your practice, to win bursaries to explore new ways of working, network with other like-minded professionals or opportunities to work on projects in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough?

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Applications for our first Creative Bursaries for Artists have now closed. Keep updated about bursary recipients here.


Young Creatives: The next generation of cultural leaders.

Our Young Creatives programme is driven by FLOCK – a network of young people, aged 18-25 across East Anglia. Delivered with and for young people, FLOCK sets out to support Young Creatives – our future arts leaders. Joining FLOCK will give you the opportunity to network, develop creative skills, meet like-minded individuals, and access our Bursaries for Young Creatives.

Join FLOCK now for FREE.

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Applications for our first Creative Bursaries for Young Creatives have now closed. Keep updated about bursary recipients here.


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Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May Festival and our year-round arts education work, focusing on children and young people, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk and the region.

This year we begin an exciting new initiative, Festival Connect & Create that will bring creative opportunities to those schools and communities with least provision. Creativity transforms people’s lives. It builds cohesive communities, develops vital skills and supports health and wellbeing. We want more people to have access to creative opportunities.

Please consider donating to support and develop this work. With your help we can increase access to the life changing power of the arts.

Registered Charity No. 116442

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