Teenage boy standing in front of a blue banner singing into a microphone

In October 2015, Arts Council England launched the Cultural Education Challenge, which asked the art and cultural sector including Libraries and Music Hubs, educational institutions from early years to Higher Education Institutions, Local Authorities and other organisations from the  voluntary and private sectors to come together to develop a more joined-up local arts and cultural offer.

One of the means for achieving this to create new place based, collaborative partnerships called Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs).

The focus for these partnerships is on sharing resources, knowledge and skills across sectors to improve cultural education provision for children and young people in their locality.

Arts Connect supported the development of a network of LCEPs in the West Midlands. These LCEPs now run independently of Arts Connect.


LCEP Resources 

LCEP Marketing and Communications Development Resources: Marketing Planning

LCEP Directory for the West and East Midlands and East Anglia  

LCEP Fundraising Resource Pack 

LCEP Hints & Tips for Developing Social Media Practice 

LCEP Power of Partnerships website 

Evaluating Youth Voice Toolkit

Cultural Collaboration Toolkit

Shout Out for the Arts: Youth Voice Case Study


Contact your LCEP 

Find your nearest LCEP in our online directory below.

Get in touch

If you want to find out more about the LCEP in your area please contact them directly.