Empowering Primary Education Through Creative Careers – Artswork (Short Talk)

Annabel Cook, the driving force behind our Creative Careers Programme, will delve into the innovative project designed to empower upper Key Stage 2 children by merging learning and creativity through filmmaking. The talk will showcase how the programme introduces students to the diverse world of the film industry, offering insights into various roles, and fostering hands-on learning and skill development.

Short Talk Session Objectives or Leaning Outcomes:

  • Highlighting the integration of creativity into education.
  • Showcasing the hands-on learning experiences provided by the Creative Careers Programme.

Emphasising the development of key skills for young learners through filmmaking.

Short Talk Session Leader/s: Annabel Cook, Deputy CEO, Artswork

Annabel Cook, Artswork’s Deputy CEO, is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience in arts development and education. With a career spanning roles from Arts Development Officer at Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, to Director at Ashcroft Arts Centre and Head of Combined Arts for Hampshire Cultural Trust, Annabel brings a deep understanding of the power of creativity in shaping young minds. As the visionary behind Artswork’s Creative Careers Programme, Annabel is passionate about empowering primary education through innovative projects. She has spearheaded initiatives like the Peer Action Collection and Let’s Craft, demonstrating her commitment to using the arts to address pressing social issues. Annabel’s talk will illuminate how the Creative Careers Programme merges learning and creativity through filmmaking, offering insights into the diverse world of the film industry and fostering hands-on skill development for young learners.


Artswork works to empower young people through creativity, giving them the opportunity to explore and fulfil their potential in a future that we are all making together.

Website: https://artswork.org.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtsworkLtd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/artswork-limited/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_artswork_/

This session will take place in the Primary Education Breakout Room