Current Aims & Objectives

Walsall Cultural Education Partnership: Is a network of arts and cultural organisations, artists, schools, FE, HE, the Music Education Hub, Walsall MBC, Art Connect and the voluntary and community sectors.

Walsall Cultural Education Partnership seeks to capitalise on the strengths of our rich cultural heritage and identity to build a sense of belonging to and pride in our locality. We will engender a commitment to the intrinsic value and transformative power of arts and culture for children and young people (aged 0-25 years) in Walsall.

What we do:

  • Raise awareness of opportunities for children and young people in Walsall
  • Connect the educational sector with arts and cultural organisations and artists
  • Create new arts, cultural and educational opportunities through cross sector working
  • Organise and promote events, programmes and CPD that provide valuable and high quality arts and cultural experiences for children and young people
  • Provide a network for people who want to work together to improve arts and culture for children and young people in Walsall
  • Lever funding to support arts and cultural educational opportunities for children and young people

Current Activities

  • Walsall Arts For All – a Walsall CEP programme, supported and funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government through Walsall for All and Arts Connect Partnership Investment. The programme is about young people learning and growing together and Connecting Communities. It brings together young people from across different geographical, demographic, cultural and religious communities and uses the arts as a way to celebrate their differences and what they have in common.
  • Black Country CPD Teachers Network – Primary Visual Arts, Secondary Dance, Secondary Drama and Secondary Visual Art and Design
  • Tea Party – Annually in December

Organisations that are currently part of the CEP

CEP Members

  • Arts Connect
  • Black Country Dance
  • Black Country Touring
  • Bloxwich Academy
  • Creative Black Country
  • Dream Catcher Arts
  • Nash Dom CIC
  • New Art Gallery Walsall
  • One Walsall
  • Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy
  • Queen Mary’s High School
  • Salisbury Primary School
  • St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Urban Hax CIC
  • Walsall Academy
  • Walsall Arena and Arts Centre (formerly Forest Arts)
  • Walsall Children’s Services
  • Walsall College
  • Walsall Housing Group
  • Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Walsall Music Education Hub
  • Walsall Wood Primary School
  • Windsor Academy Trust