Creative Schools Programme

The East London Cultural Education Partnership (ELCEP) is consortium of creative, voluntary, public sector and education organisations have together developed a shared vision for cultural education across east London.

Working alongside a critical mass of over thirty organisations that share a commitment to delivering high quality cultural experiences to children and young people, the Barbican and Guildhall School will, by 2020, support every young person in eight east London boroughs to take part in a participatory arts experience.

By joining up resources, knowledge and expertise, the ELCEP will identify new opportunities to enhance cultural provision, target areas where young people aren’t able to access creative opportunities and seek to ensure consistent and high quality pathways for every young person in East London.

As part of this commitment, the ELCEP has launched Creative Schools, with support from A New Direction’s Cultural Education Challenge. Over the next three years, this ambitious new programme aims to create a step change in young people’s creative engagement by supporting schools and young people to meet their needs through the exceptional creative opportunities on offer in East London.

Bringing together schools, cultural organisations, local authorities, music hubs, community partners and funders, the Creative Schools programme will transform collective thinking into strategic, joined up action by:

Establishing new brokerage infrastructure that better enables schools to meet their priorities and improvement needs through the arts 
Empowering young people within the commissioning process through student consultation and youth leadership opportunities
Strengthening practice through sharing learning and maximising efficiencies between organisations
Developing new business models and delivery tools that will support sustainable, long-term investment in cultural education.

Find out more at the ELCEP website 

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