Key Project Development Partners

Creative Somerset and arts education charity, SPAEDA, are working together to raise awareness of career opportunities in the creative sector. By working in partnership we hope to help students think about why they might get involved in the creative sector and discover the various pathways available to them. 


SPAEDA is an arts education charity providing leadership and skills training, advice and resources, research and advocacy across the arts, for the education sector. SPAEDA also run regular exhibitions and community events promoting arts education from their base at the Great Bow Wharf, Langport in Somerset.

By working collaboratively, SPAEDA help schools and communities increase children and young people’s access to arts and culture, raising aspirations and widening opportunities.

SPAEDA History

SPAEDA began as an Arts Education Partnership established by Arts Council South West and the Local Education Authority. These key stakeholders wanted to bring together artists, arts organisations and schools to enhance education. Somerset Partnership Arts Education Agency was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity on 28 July 2000. Since then SPAEDA has grown from being a small broom cupboard operation to an artist led creative team providing support and innovation across the arts and education.

Contact SPAEDA  Email – Tel – 01458 254262


InspirED is a unique partnership between four award winning arts organisations; Somerset Art Works, Somerset Film, SPAEDA and Take Art. In partnership with local schools, inspirED provide professional creative arts opportunities to children and young people across Somerset

Through inspired children and young people benefit from increased access to arts and culture. For children and young people this:

  • Raises aspiration and motivation
  • Builds confidence and communication skills
  • Develops concentration and critical abilities
  • Encourages teamwork and leadership skills
  • Grows resilience and resourcefulness
  • Improves attainment across the curriculum

Find out more about inspirED or contact Tel – 01458 254265                          Email –