Stoke & North Staffordshire Cultural Education Partnership


Chair: Nicky Twemlow:

Current Aims & Objectives

Impact Statement

Working together across Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire to ensure that the opportunity to participate, achieve and succeed in vibrant high quality arts and cultural education becomes a normal expectation for children and young people.



Fun & Innovative




Current Activities

The main strands of delivery are:

  • Cultural Careers – Ensuring that children and young people are aware of the opportunities available in the cultural and creative sector. We delivered our first cultural careers week in 2018 with 3 schools / 6 artists and 300 children.  100% of teachers stated that the experience was positive for the children and that they would recommend this initiative to other schools.
  • CPD – We are offering CPD to both artists and teachers. Our first two sessions to artists have sold out and our teachers twilight sessions start in November.
  • Communications – We host quarterly wider partnership meetings / deliver quarterly newsletters and also host an annual tea party. Last year’s tea Party sold out
  • Opportunities Area – We have been awarded funding to deliver a programme connecting artists with schools to support an out of schools programme.
  • Worlds Biggest Tea Party – Leading on an activity that came from children and young people consultation during the City of Culture Bid. This would take place in 2021 and be part of a wider cultural education programme leading up to the event.

Organisations that are currently part of the LCEP

CEP Members

We have a membership of over 240 organisations and individuals this includes:

  • Alan Barrett Creative
  • Arts Connect
  • Feral Spaces
  • Merit Pupil Referral Unit
  • New Vic Theatre
  • Our Lady’s Catholic Academy
  • St Nathaniel’s Academy
  • Staffordshire University
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Stoke-on-Trent Libraries
  • The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery