Cannock Chase Cultural Education Partnership


Kerry Hutchings :

Current Aims & Objectives


  • Create a sustainable framework for the delivery of the arts in the Cannock Chase area.


  • Create a formal network of like-minded people who are committed to creating a sustainable platform to deliver arts and culture within the area.


  • Provide opportunities that focus on the arts, promoting the value of arts and culture to children and young people as well as the wider community.


  • Ensure that arts and culture is promoted both locally, regionally and nationally. Cannock Chase Cultural Educational Partnership will have an active philosophy to think nationally whilst acting locally.


  • Open up opportunities for children and young people who are disengaged from the Arts, we will show a commitment to make arts and culture accessible to all.


  • Members will work together to seek out funding and opportunities. Members will work together to ensure good quality sustainable arts and culture is our focus.

Youth involvement:

  • Involve children and young people to be at the heart of all activity and include young people so they have a representative cultural voice.


Emerge Festival:

  • Emerge Festivals provide children and young people with the chance to be creative at the heart of their community.
  • Emerge is an arts festival model which is commissioned and delivered by young people across multiple sites on the same day, celebrating the life and work of William Shakespeare.
  • Young people in Cannock took part in the Emerge Festival Project at Cannock Library and The Museum of Cannock Chase.
  • During weekly workshops, artists worked with young people exploring different art forms & developing ideas for the festival. Young people were also offered the opportunity to take part in the Arts Award.
  • Workshops took place on Tuesday evenings.

Organisations that are currently part of the LCEP

CEP Members

  • Arts Connect
  • Cannock Chase District Council
  • Cannock Chase High School Library
  • Fired Up Theatre
  • Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles
  • Museum of Cannock Chase
  • Staffordshire Libraries
  • Staffordshire County Council