Reimagine Birmingham


Sara Middleton:

Current Aims & Objectives


‘Do different things or do things differently’

  • Promote equality of access to arts provision across the city by embracing formal and leisure-based educational provision.
  • Place cultural education at the heart of the city’s cultural and learning organisations and the wider ecosystem.
  • Advocate for the centrality of arts and culture within the school curriculum in addition to formal learning.
  • Effect strong advocacy among local and national decision-makers for arts and creative education.
  • Devise and disseminate sustainable practices and support for creative education. 

Key drivers:

  • Acting to reduce inequality of access and opportunity
  • Improving quality of provision at all levels and across all sectors

Please note this is currently under review.

Current Activities

  • Exploratory work around a Birmingham School of Arts.
  • Creating a manifesto for the city on Cultural Education.
  • Supporting a youth voice magazine to increase engagement and feedback from young people on cultural activities.
  • Developing a cross art form youth proms.

Organisations that are currently part of the LCEP

CEP Members

  • Arts Connect
  • Aston Performing Arts Academy
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Birmingham City University
  • Birmingham Education Partnership
  • Birmingham Rep
  • Creative Alliance
  • Culture Central
  • Desiblitz
  • Hillstone Primary School
  • Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham
  • Punch Records
  • Sampad Arts
  • Services for Education
  • University of Birmingham

Learning Group Members

  • Arts Connect
  • BBC
  • Beatfreeks
  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Birmingham Education Partnership
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Birmingham Museums Trust
  • Birmingham Open Media
  • Birmingham Opera
  • Birmingham Rep
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Brumpic
  • CBSO
  • DanceXchange
  • Dasharts
  • Ex Cathedra
  • Ikon Gallery
  • Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham
  • New Alexandra Theatre
  • Old Rep Theatre
  • Oliver Armstrong Music Workshops
  • Open Theatre
  • Punch Records
  • RDC Youth
  • Real Ideas
  • Services for Education
  • Stan’s Café
  • The Playhouse
  • Town Hall Symphony Hall
  • Writing West Midlands