Local Cultural Education Partnerships

The ‘Cultural Education Challenge’ was launched by Arts Council England in November 2015. Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) are a key element in how we meet the challenge.

More information is available here

An LCEP will be a multi-sector partnership group, including representatives from culture and education, who will work together to create a plan to join-up and improve cultural education with children and young people in their area. National pilots took place in Bristol, Barking and Dagenham and Great Yarmouth.

At present, in the North West we have established partnerships in Blackpool and Liverpool.

LCEPs can be created anywhere. The bridge organisations have however been asked to support some ‘focus’ areas in the next 2 years. These include:

Manchester

West Cumbria

Pennine Lancashire

Chester and Cheshire West

St Helens

Preston

Bolton

Wigan

Oldham

Sefton

Salford

Rochdale

Tameside

Knowsley

Lancaster

Halton

Please see our FAQ document for more information.

 

An example of Local Cultural Education Partnerships can be seen in our work with partners in Liverpool. Below are some links to information about their approach so far.

Liverpool Curriculum and Culture Case Study

Liverpool Curriculum and Culture Evaluation

For more information please click here.

To discuss opportunities in any of these areas above please contact our Senior Manager for Partnership & Place, Hannah Baldwin