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Creative Biosphere

The Creative Biosphere project, a partnership of Brading Roman Villa, Independent Arts, New Carnival Company, Quay Arts and Ventnor Exchange, alongside five schools and five Island artists, aims to inspire creativity within young people through the Island’s UNESCO Biosphere Status. The yearlong project will foster an appreciation of the young people’s local environment and heritage, strengthen partnerships, increase awareness of the Island’s Biosphere designation and lead to a takeover of the cultural organisation in Autumn 2022, through meaningful creative activity.

Isle of Wight Museums and Schools commissioned the Creative Biosphere artists to produce a number of fun and creative activities for children which are available for schools and families to use for free.

The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (IWAONB), by the two High Street Heritage Action Zones (Newport and Ryde) and Ventnor Exchange’s #IWILL project.