Cultural Education in Bristol and the west of England
Bristol has a well-established Cultural Education Partnership BCEP. It was one of the first three partnerships in the country, established as part of ACE’s initial piloting of this initiative. At the moment the partnership is coordinated and hosted by Arts Council England, and if schools or cultural organisations would like to be added to the mailing list and come along to the quarterly meetings they can contact Simon Jutton.
BCEP has over 60 members, drawn from all parts of Bristol’s rich and diverse cultural education sector, including heritage, schools, libraries, music and arts. BCEP is also open to partners from beyond the immediate Bristol local authority area, reflecting the fact that young people, cultural organisations and schools move fluidly across these boundaries.
Bristol CEP continues to meet quarterly and is open to all. It maintains its role as a place to make connections, network and instigate partnership working. The partnership is also carrying out a range of strategic projects and longer term pieces of work, focusing on areas including research, curriculum development, advocacy, diversity and pathways into the cultural and creative industries for young people experiencing disadvantage. Work is driven by task-and-finish sub-groups. We continue to attend every meeting, offering support in any way that we can to the activities being undertaken and to project leads, and we are also centrally involved in several of the key projects that have resulted, for example the Institute, working with UWE, KWMC and other partners.
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
In order to attend one of the below events, you must first register your education setting with Artsmark on the Arts Council website here.
Bristol Development Day – Thu 13th Jun 2019, 9:00 – 12:30
Bristol Support Surgery – Thu 13th Jun 2019, 1:00 – 3:00
Cultural organisations (including NPOs)
The Music Education Hub for Bristol is Bristol Plays Music
For a full list of Arts Award supporters in Bristol, click here
For a full list of Arts Award centres in Bristol, click here
The Museum Development Officer in Bristol is Jason Finch
The Bristol Museum Partnership are led by Bristol Museums
The ASCEL (public libraries) representative in Bristol is Julia Ball
Bristol supports the Creative Skills Initiative
Schools and Artsmark
Artsmark Registered Education Settings
Artsmark Awarded Education Settings
To find details of all the schools in this Local Education Authority area please click here.