Creative Partnerships was a major New Labour programme intended to embed creative teaching in schools. Report recognised that the programme drew heavily on the arts and creative workforce. Concluded that key impacts for creative practitioners included increased income, the development of transferable skills, enhanced creative practice, and increased access to new markets. Also found evidence of impact on local and regional creative economies through use of sub-contracting, increased collaboration, development of networks and increased access to new markets. However report also notes that Creative Partnerships created a temporary artificial marketplace.

Burns Owens Partnership
Creative Partnerships
July 2006
Study of the impact of Creative Partnerships on the cultural and creative economy