Are you a creative thinker? Can you generate ideas? Are you able to see the big picture and apply your creative approaches and ideas to a range of issues? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you.

What we're looking for

As part of Phase 2 of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme we are looking to add to our cohort of talented, inspirational individuals to work through the mediums of Welsh and English in the Lead Creative Schools Scheme during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years. The scheme aims to promote new ways of working, with innovative and bespoke programmes of learning designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

What does a Creative Agent do?

Creative Agents will draw on their practical experience of ‘creativity’ and will act as a catalyst able to respond to each school’s individual development priorities and needs. Whether from the arts, culture, heritage, creative industries, science, or other sectors, your key skills will be your ability to challenge, support and sustain new practice in the field of creative learning.

Attention and consideration will be given to increasing diversity as part of this process. We attach importance to our commitment to work with deaf and disabled people, black people and non-black people of colour and Welsh speakers and would welcome applications from these individuals. You will need to demonstrate in your application your experience of working within the principles of equalities and diversity within your creative approach to the Lead Creative Schools Scheme.


  • Read our online prospectus below to get all the details of what being a Creative Agent involves and who we are looking for.
  • Submit an online application form (both individuals and organisations can apply)
  • After we receive your application, we’ll send you an acknowledgement, and will aim to respond formally within 3 weeks.
  • Successful applications will be invited for online training, which will take place over 2.5 days, scheduled between 13-15 October and 20-22 October.
  • Being accepted on to the training does not guarantee that you will be matched with a school and offered work.
  •  All successful applicants will need to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, which Arts Council of Wales will process if necessary.

Applications open as of… now! The deadline is 12pm (midday) 18 September 2020. Spread the word!

Important note: You will be asked to upload a CV and Reference to the form. Please ensure that the combined size of these documents do not exceed 25MB. If you exceed this amount, then the form will fail when submitted.

If you’re unable to access the online forms, please contact us at

Arts Council of Wales is committed to making information available in large print, easy read, braille, audio and British Sign Language and will endeavour to provide information in languages other than Welsh or English on request.

We operate an Equal Opportunities Recruitment Policy and welcome applications from all sections of the community in Welsh or English.

Creative Agents can be self-employed or working for organisations within the arts, cultural, heritage or creative industries sectors. Organisations can therefore apply to become a Creative Agent but must identify a named individual from within their organisation who has the necessary skills to fulfil the role.