Welcome to KEAP

Kernow Education Arts Partnership is a strategic leader in arts and creative education in Cornwall.

We understand the benefits of creative learning and as a team, we are passionate about making it happen.

KEAP is a key part of the strategic cultural landscape in Cornwall, with a long history of working in partnership with cultural organisations, schools and communities. Our work enables schools to extend their curriculum through unique arts and literature projects, delivers valuable CPD through teacher conferences and training, and offers events and workshops for the whole community.

We have a real passion for literature and our work is particularly focused on two programmes:

The Writers’ Block – an inspirational and ingenious creative writing hub in Camborne, delivering literacy programmes for schools, and events and workshops for families and the community. Fostering a love of writing in everyone.

The Story Republic – a travelling world of words and a troupe of performers, bringing literature by stealth to festivals, events, schools and communities.

Feedback from KEAP’s projects:

‘You do a great job not just inspiring us as educators but also the young people you work with.’ Secondary Art Teacher

‘I got the space to just focus and write. To be challenged and taught and encouraged by the most welcoming specialist.’ Emerging writer

‘I enjoyed being able to write whatever I like. I will use the automatic writing to build on ideas now.’ Primary school pupil

‘Immediately when we got back to school, their attitude towards writing was different. We didn’t have children who were slumped over the page, we had children who were excited.’ Primary school teacher