Beaford Arts Beaford Education

About Beaford Education

Every year, more than a thousand young people participate in a wide range of art activities with us across north Devon through our Events and Education programme.

We run a range of residential visual art courses for primary and secondary schools, and provide Arts Award courses from Discover to Gold Level Awards with schools. We also deliver CPD and INSET training.

Our education programmes and workshops utilise the knowledge and experience of Beaford Arts, in partnership with the skills and expertise of each teacher and artist with whom we work, to ensure children and young people access great arts opportunities and enrichment.


Beaford Arts is the longest running rural arts organisation since 1966, and the foundations of our education work began with Devon Learning and Development Partnership through their art and design and gifted and talented advisors Chris Wightman and Phil Creek over 20 years ago. Their experience in supporting the artistic development of teachers, children and young people continues in Beaford Education to inspire the next generation of emerging artists and teachers through participation in the arts.

Today we aim to provide children and young people with access to high quality out-of-school arts enrichment courses by working with the expertise of teachers, tutors and professional artists to ensure best practice in the education work that we deliver.