Cultural Education Partnerships

In partnership with Arts Council England (ACE), Artswork is working to develop sustainable Cultural Education Partnerships (CEPs) across the South East. This focus forms part of ACE’s Cultural Education Challenge – a call for the arts, culture and education sectors to work together in offering a consistent, and high quality, arts and cultural education for all children and young people.

Artswork has produced guidance for emerging CEPs to outline the key principles and drivers. We see the process as being phased over a three-year period in identified high priority areas. The CEPs will be responsive to local needs with high-level support from senior leaders and decision-makers in the locality.  As part of this work, we have put together a cultural education profile for each of these identified areas, examining deprivation and achievement for children and young people at both Local Authority and ward levels, against averages across the South East.  The full range of Cultural Education Profiles can be found here.

Cultural Education Partnerships will be informed by local intelligence on children and young people’s needs, and their engagement with arts and cultural activities. We are looking for organisations to achieve more together than is possible individually.

A number of Cultural Education Partnerships have now been set up across the South East Bridge region, and are at various stages. Information on the status, aims and objects of all current CEPs can be found here

Further information on South East Cultural Education Partnerships is available from our Strategic Managers:

Peter Taylor – Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Hampshire

Ruth Taylor – Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes

Lucy Medhurst – Kent (excluding the Unitary Authority of Medway and the North Kent districts of Dartford, Gravesham and Swale)

Richard Beales – Surrey, East & West Sussex, Brighton & Hove

Map of current Cultural Education Partnerships in the South East region