Local Cultural Education Partnerships

In response to the Cultural Education Challenge we are working in the majority of Yorkshire and the Humber’s 15 local authority areas to establish Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs). We want to ensure every child and young person has access to a consistent offer of high quality arts and cultural education. In order to achieve this, we bring LCEP partners together to help them establish a shared approach to removing identified barriers to access to arts and culture faced by children and young people in their local community.

This may include applying for Partnership Investment funding. Each partnership reflects the identity and needs of its own local area, as outlined in the profiles below. In 2020, five years on from the launch of the Cultural Education Challenge, we commissioned an independent evaluation of our work with LCEPs, which is also available as an executive summary.  During the summer of 2020, IVE worked with eight LCEPs to deliver Bags of Creativity to 9000 children and young people in our region. More information on Bags of Creativity can be found in an external evaluation of the work and you can see many of the activities developed for the Bags on our database.

LCEP Resources and Events

We have a whole host of resources and events for LCEPs, to support you with your work.

Visit our LCEP Resources and Events page here.

You need a password to access these documents. If you do not have this or have forgotten the password, please get in touch with your sub-regional contact:

Who can join an LCEP?

Cultural education partners include:

  • Schools and networks of schools.
  • Youth and community organisations.
  • Local authorities.
  • Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations.
  • Other arts and cultural organisations.
  • Colleges and universities.
  • Music Education Hubs.
  • Museums.
  • Heritage organisations.
  • Libraries.
  • Film education organisations.
  • Voluntary sector organisations.
  • Other individuals in the arts and cultural sector.

If you would like to find out how to get involved in your local cultural education partnership please contact the lead contact listed above.


Local Cultural Education Partnership Status

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Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

We are IVE Ltd in our Arts Council England Bride role act as conveners of Local Cultural Education Partnerships across the Yorkshire & Humber area.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that any information or guidance provided is accurate and up to date we do not warrant, nor do we accept any liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the advice, or for any loss or consequential loss which may arise from the reliance on the information contained in it. We are not responsible for claims brought by third parties arising from your use of the guidance. It is advised that LCEP members use their own professional advisors before relying or acting on information provided by We are IVE.

We are IVE do not accept any liability or responsibility for LCEP organized events. Any LCEP events shall require each member to hold public liability insurance through their organisation to provide cover for all claims (including but not to the exclusion of) personal injury or damage to property claims.

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