Cultural Education Partnerships in London
Find out more about some of the Cultural Education Partnerships developing in London below
Barking and Dagenham Cultural Education Partnership
The Barking and Dagenham Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) was established as one of three national pilots in 2013. It is led by Barking and Dagenham’s School Improvement Service. The group have the following priorities:
- Improving Cultural Leadership in schools, including establishing community leadership through Cultural Lead governors on school governing bodies, who then work with Cultural Leaders in school
- Celebrating and accrediting Children’s cultural achievement, including Arts Award, Arts Mark and establishing the expanding INSPIRE festival across the borough
- Improving and clarifying the pathways into the Cultural and Creative Sector for those for whom Creative Industries are their future
Barking and Dagenham Cultural Education Partnership are receiving investment through Challenge London. Find out more about their Challenge London programme here.
- For all children and young people in Camden to have access to a wide range of high-quality cultural opportunities
- To enable children and young people in Camden to have the tools to develop personal, social and technical skills through creative participation
- To find ways of helping children and young people access opportunities to progress into a career in the creative and cultural sectors
- To work with teachers and school leadership teams – including governors – to help them to better understand how creative opportunities can support school priorities across the curriculum.
- To support the cultural sector to connect and collaborate with schools in the most effective way
Making connections and building partnerships
Through a brokerage model, Camden Spark present schools’ improvement priorities to creative and cultural organisations to encourage schools and providers to co-design a project that is led by school need. They also work hard to improve access to the fantastic arts and cultural offer in Camden and London.
Camden Spark was conceived by Camden Council and The Roundhouse, in its capacity as an Associate Bridge organisation. Camden Spark is being driven by trustees from A New Direction, Camden Centre for Learning, Camden Schools Led Partnership, Camden Music Service, Camden Arts and Tourism, The British Library and Regent High School.
Camden Spark is Camden’s Cultural Education Partnership, and was formerly known as Camden Cultural Commissioning model (CCM).
Camden Spark are receiving investment through Challenge London. Find out more about their Challenge London programme here.
- To celebrate, share and pass on our diverse cultural heritage
- To enable children and young people to develop their cultural identity and their own artistic language
- To contribute to their development and achievement
- To enable children and young people to contribute to the cultural life of their communities and of Croydon
The journey so far:
We carried out two youth consultation studies which led to the formation the Croydon Youth Arts Collective (CYAC), a group of young arts ambassadors for the borough. We formed the Croydon Local Cultural Education Partnership in order to come up with ways to respond to what young people have been telling us.
CYAC are at the heart of the partnership and are a mechanism through which young people's wants and needs for cultural education can be voiced and shared.
Get in touch with the Croydon Local Education Partnership
Tweet us: @CroydonMusicArt
Phone: 020 8681 0909
A member of the Croydon Youth Arts Collective presents at a youth-led debate in the Council Chamber about 'the Future of the Arts in Croydon'. Credit: Katharine Leedale.
Croydon Cultural Education Partnership are receiving investment through Challenge London. Find out more about their Challenge London programme here.
Hammersmith & Fulham
The Lyric Hammersmith and their partners are leading the development of a cultural education partnership for Hammersmith and Fulham.
The partnership has been set up to ensure a creative cultural childhood for all children and young people in Hammersmith and Fulham and was unveiled at the Lyric’s annual Arts and Education Conference on the 2nd November 2017.
The Lyric is now in their fourth year of a unique partnership with nine arts organisations; Tri-Borough Music Hub, Dance West, NEBT – New English Ballet Theatre, TEAFilms, Musiko Musika, Action on Disability, Zoo Nation, Amici and Turtle Key. These organisations have supported on the delivery within the pilot year.
During the pilot year of the partnership, Hammersmith and Fulham’s CEP are undertaking an Arts Award programme, supported by Trinity College and A New Direction. This project which has worked with eight schools has allowed schools to explore different art forms within their schools and has engaged over 450 students within the borough.
Hammersmith and Fulham Cultural Education Partnership are receiving investment through Challenge London.