Cultural Education in North Somerset

Cultural Education in North Somerset

North Somerset is included in the well-established Bristol 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 at

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, including North Somerset, reflecting the fact that young people, cultural organisations and schools move fluidly across these boundaries.

The partnership meets quarterly and it functions network and collective. The meetings are open to anyone interested in this area of work and they are a great place to make connections and find partners. The partnership is also carrying out a range of strategic projects and longer term pieces of work, focusing on areas including research, curriculum development, diversity and pathways into the cultural and creative industries for young people experiencing disadvantage. Each of these is driven by task-and-finish sub-groups led by individual members.

Useful resources

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:

Cultural Education

Arts Council investment

Young people and education

Health and wellbeing


Cost of interventions

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.

Somerset Development Day – Wed 17th Jun 2020, 9:30 – 12:30
Somerset Support Surgery – Wed 17th Jun 2020, 1:00 – 3:00

Cultural organisations (including NPOs)

Bold organisations are Artsmark PartnersUnderlined organisations are Arts Award Supporters.


North Somerset Music ServiceThe Theatre Orchard

The Music Education Hub for Bath and North East Somerset is B&NES Music Hub.

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 Elizabeth Neathey.

The ASCEL (public libraries) representative in Bath and North East Somerset is Lynne Hamer.

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

Schools and Artsmark

Artsmark Registered Education Settings

Broadoak AcademyHans Price AcademyHaywood Village AcademyHerons’ Moor Academy
Milton Park PrimarySt Mark’s VA Primary SchoolSt. John the Evangelist CEVA Primary SchoolUphill Primary School
Winterstoke Hundred Academy

Artsmark Awarded Education Settings

Sidcot School

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

Recent case studies from North Somerset

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