Creative Connections Telford

Contact:

Local Cultural Education Partnership Manager – Lucy Carlton-Walker: l.carlton-walker@wlv.ac.uk

Current Aims & Objectives

The CEP aims to offer every young person (0-25) in Telford and Wrekin the opportunity to take part in high quality experiences in arts and culture to help to raise their aspirations for the future and give them pride in where they live.

The Telford CEP will do this by using the arts, creativity and culture to:

  • Improve progress, learning and achievement outcomes
  • Improve emotional and mental health and wellbeing
  • Improve resilience
  • Better prepare young people for adult life in their community including improved employability
  • Raise aspirations and cultural horizons
  • Improve quality of life by providing opportunities to experience and establish lifelong enjoyment of  a wide range of arts and culture: making, seeing, participating, leading, directing, composing, playing and appreciating
  • Make a contribution to ‘Place-making’ for the new town, growing a distinct sense of identity for Telford
  • Grow professional development – opportunities to share practice and improve the quality and range of provision for arts and culture
  • Establishing strong partnerships with the education sector to provide opportunities that demonstrate the value of arts and culture to children, young people, parents, carers and the wider community
  • Promoting and communicating the value of arts and culture for children and young people across the Borough of Telford

Current Activities

In 2019 the Telford CEP plans to:

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction, determining priorities to create an action plan
  • Using data, knowledge and the evidence base to direct activity
  • Encouraging regional and nation organisations to work in the Borough
  • Developing new ways of collaborative working
  • Advocating, lobbying and promoting opportunities
  • Growing the diversity and quantity of provision
  • Identifying and promoting talent pathways and access to careers
  • Providing ongoing communication
  • Securing new investment and resources
  • Identifying ways to use current resources differently
  • Provide professional development  for people working in arts and culture in education

Organisations that are currently part of the LCEP

CEP Members

  • Arts Connect
  • Severn Teaching Schools Alliance
  • Telford & Wrekin Council
  • Telford & Wrekin Libraries
  • Telford & Wrekin Music