The County Durham Cultural Education Partnership is a sister partnership to the Culture Durham Partnership.
Partners include: Durham Music Service, Beamish Museum, Durham County Council Libraries and Community Arts, The Forge, Durham Education Development Service, New College Durham, Durham University, Durham Sixth Form Centre, Durham Cathedral, Bowes Museum, TINArts, East Durham Creates, and National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.
The Partnership’s broad purpose is to identify needs and areas where support and collaborative initiatives could be best targeted. A key objective is to ensure all children and young people living in County Durham are able to access opportunities to engage with cultural activity. Schools are crucial partners and stakeholders in this work. Together we aim to advocate the great work happening in and between schools and cultural organisations, championing the value and impact of arts and culture for children and young people across the County.
Currently, we are developing a Creative Learning Week which will take place across County Durham, from 11th to 17th June 2018, to celebrate and shine a light on the creative learning happening in and with schools. We hope this will become an annual event. We are also looking to target support and collaborate with schools who, for whatever reason, have been less able to engage with cultural opportunities and visits so we can authentically work towards our ambition that every pupil has access to the rich arts and culture in the County.
Arts Council England are supporting the development of Local Cultural Education Partnerships across the Country. Culture Bridge North East manages this work in our Region.
For more information, contact: Eileen Atkins, Culture Bridge North East Area Manager for County Durham and Tees Valley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0191 2772181.