Cultural Education in Bath and North East Somerset

In BANES there is a good and emerging partnership of arts and young people’s organisations, aiming to come together to do more joint work around children, young people and cultural education – with a particular focus on the ways that children and young people can engage in and shape the cultural offer, as well as those young people who experience disadvantage and are therefore less able to access cultural provision. For more details on this emerging partnership please contact Penny Hay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Both the LA and this group of cultural partners have helped put together a successful PHF CPD award. The LA are also keen to explore how a CEP might fit in amongst existing and developing strategy and network groups in the area as well as support clear outcomes for children and young people. For more details here please contact Ann Cullis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As Bridge organisation for the south west we have compiled a range of infographics drawing together data from ACE and from government to give an overview of cultural education in BANES. This snapshot will help anyone interested in cultural education in BANES have a greater understanding of the context for children and young people in this locality. The data may also help with bid writing and comparing with other localities as well as for identifying priorities in each area. We’ll be reviewing these quarterly and will update them with any new figures that are available.

Click here to download the infographic for BANES

There are some really interesting tools and data sets which are freely available – including the Arts Council’s ‘cultural education data toolkit’ – along with a range of other databases focussed on cost of interventions for children and young people, disadvantage, health and education. You can take a look at these resources using the links below.

Briefings and training events

We run a range of briefing and training events throughout the year, designed to support anyone in the south west working with young people around arts and culture.

We don’t have any scheduled events in Bath and North East Somerset right now.

If you’d like to request a bespoke briefing or training session, subsidised by Arts Council England, please click here.

Cultural organisations (including NPOs)

If you’re a cultural organisation and would like to be included in this listing please click here to upload your details

The Music Education Hub for Bath and North East Somerset is Bath and North East Somerset Council.

For a full list of Arts Award supporters in Bath and North East Somerset, click here.

For a full list of Arts Award centres in Bath and North East Somerset, click here.

The Museum Development Officer in Bath and North East Somerset is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The ASCEL (public libraries) representative in Bath and North East Somerset is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Schools and Artsmark

To find details of all the schools in this Local Education Authority area please click here.

Artsmark is relaunching in Autumn 2015 with a brand new programme, which you can find out more about here.

You can sign up to our dedicated Artsmark newsletter to receive regular updates about Artsmark here.

Case studies and latest news

Key contacts and partners

Nicholas Clitheroe
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08458 621288