Working with a wide range of educational organisations, schools, community groups, International partners such as ZEPA and agencies such as DCMS and Creative Partnerships, Zap Art's cultural energy has the power to develop skills and nurture emerging talent.

Education has been an important area of Zap Art's work for many years. We have produced street arts educational projects in schools, youth clubs, drama and dance groups, over 60s groups, colleges, universities and on the street. We see this work as key to inspiring future generations of performers and audience members, as well as encouraging creative, confident individuals and team members.

Zap first developed its street arts in education work as part of the National Street Arts Festival, culminating in the National Street Arts Education Conference in Leicester in 1999 and a second conference and ‘Young Streets of Brighton' in 2000 in Brighton.  

Since then Zap has incorporated workshop activities into many of its events.  At the most basic level, taster sessions and have-a-go workshops take place on the street, free to the public.  On a more structured level, programmes of street arts workshops may take place over several days or weeks leading to stand alone performances at an event or performances/installations etc, which are integrated into a larger piece of work.

Much of Zap Art's work with ZEPA involves an element of training, mentoring and professional skills development  programmes, most recently focusing on the training and development of arts organisations  through international co-productions, collaborations and exchanges with particular emphasis on creating dynamic links with local communities.