Welcome to KEAP
Kernow Education Arts Partnership (KEAP) is a leader in arts-led education in Cornwall.
Our organisation is a catalyst for cultural learning programmes which support and enhance curriculum activity through the creative arts. We understand the benefits of creative learning and as a team, we are passionate about making it happen.
KEAP has a long history of working in partnership with cultural organisations, schools and other education providers to enrich the arts curriculum. Our work enables schools to extend their cultural offer through unique arts projects that inspire and excite children and teachers and provide an ongoing legacy of enthusiasm, new skills and increased confidence.
We work with clusters of schools along with county wide projects to give children the best access to the arts. We regularly consult with teachers and arts education professionals and through our detailed knowledge of the sector we develop creative packages, programmes and partnerships.
Our flagship programme, The Story Republic, is a travelling world of words which celebrates the place of story in Cornwall’s culture. The schools’ element supports young people’s literacy and creative writing, and our installations and Story Republicans bring the wonder of the written word to life.
Feedback from KEAP’s projects:
‘Without your inspirational selflessness Darke Visions wouldn’t have happened and all those young people would have missed an awesome, empowering and utterly unforgettable experience; and so would I.’
Camborne Community College
‘Well done for such an adventurous event.’ Kehelland Primary
‘KEAP always gives that spark of inspiration tempered with practical realism.‘ Penryn College
‘It was great to have enthused so many young people with the work which has played such a huge part in my own journey to get where I am today.’ Simon Harvey, O-region and Kneehigh
‘It was a truly wonderful experience and a once in a lifetime chance that we all embraced!!! Thankyou!’