Culture Consortium Shropshire


Chair – Hannah Prior:

Vice Chair – Alexa Pugh:


Current Aims & Objectives

We share a vision that children and young people in Shropshire aspire, achieve, progress, and take the lead, in and through arts and culture. In ten years we believe that there will be an increase in home-grown arts and cultural leaders living and working in Shropshire. We aim to:

  • Develop a connected arts and cultural infrastructure able to support and sustain access to a diverse range of high quality activities for children and young people in rural and urban, Shropshire.
  • Create a clear pathway of opportunities for children and young people to engage, and progress, in arts and culture as participants, makers/creators, audiences and leaders.
  • Collaborate to identify gaps, and opportunities, in provision and take steps to address, and improve, the offer.
  • Raise the profile, and increase the understanding, of the value of the arts and culture to children and young people, supporting adults, and the community as a whole.
  • Advocate, engage, and influence, stakeholders and decision makers locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Provide a mechanism for organisations, agencies, and representatives from the arts, heritage, cultural, education and learning sectors to work actively in partnership to share expertise and knowledge, and improve quality and communication.
  • Attract and increase resources to improve provision of arts and cultural activities for children and young people.

Current Activities

  • Development of Children and Young Peoples Arts Festival.
  • Pentabus Young Writers programme – year long training with writer in residence.
  • DaSh – New Visual Arts Project for Young People aged 16-25 who identify as disabled.
  • Youth Clubs and groups across the county
  • MediaActive BFI Film Academy.
  • Storytelling and Forest schools course for children with SEND aged 5-11.
  • Shropshire Music Service – Shropshire Music Service provides instrumental, vocal and curriculum support for schools throughout Shropshire. Providing the highest quality of music education in Shropshire and to give young people performing opportunities in schools and in the community.

Organisations that are currently part of the LCEP

CEP Members

  • Arts Connect
  • DaSh- Disability Arts Shropshire
  • Ellesmere College
  • Gobowen Primary School
  • The Hive
  • Ignition
  • Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust
  • Ludlow Assembly Rooms
  • Ludlow Fringe Festival
  • Meadow Arts
  • MediaActive
  • Pentabus Theatre
  • Qube (Oswestry Community Action)
  • Shropshire Council – Arts, Libraries and Museums Service
  • Shropshire Music Service
  • SYA (Shropshire Youth Association)
  • University of Chester
  • Wem Town Hall