A group of laughing preschool children listen to a man reading them a story

Current Aims & Objectives


1. Have an established and sustainable network of arts, cultural, and education partners

2. Have an active youth board, representative of children and young people across the borough, who are both advocates and decision makers for the work of the Solihull Cultural Education Partnership.

3. To ensure an ongoing programme of youth consultation which not only asks but actively listens to our children and young people.

4. To encourage and inspire children and young people, in and out of school to engage in quality activities in arts and culture

5. Build strong partnerships so that schools and youth organisations are empowered to be drivers in providing opportunities that demonstrate the value of arts and culture to children and young people, parents, carers and the wider community.

6. Ensure there is a high profile for arts and culture for children and young people in Solihull, regionally and nationally

7. Work with existing partners, and develop new partnerships, to ensure progression routes for children and young people into FE, HE, and careers in the creative industries.

Current Activities

  • My Community, My Heritage, My Place:
    A youth arts festival encouraging children and young people from newly arrived communities to celebrate and share their cultural heritage through the arts.
    The festival will work with 20 schools and youth groups across the borough, to celebrate place, community, and identity, culminating in a celebration event that brings them together.
  • Solihull CEP Youth Board
    Giving young people the space to have their voice heard and directly inform the work and programmes of Solihull CEP
  • Creative Careers
    Encouraging young people to explore options in the creative industries through events, workshops and talks.
  • CPD
    Ongoing professional development for teachers and arts professionals

Organisations that are currently part of the CEP

CEP Members

  • Art at the Heart CIC
  • Big Brum TIE
  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • Blossomfield Infants
  • Fordbridge Community Primary
  • John Henry Newman Catholic College
  • Parrabbola
  • Peterbrook Primary School
  • Sampad
  • Shine Youth
  • Solihull College
  • Solihull Music Service
  • St Peters
  • Triple Crown Centre
  • Urban Heard
  • Wizzleworld dramatics CIC