Cultural Education Partnerships

The Mighty Creatives are supporting the development of Cultural Education Partnerships in priority areas across the East Midlands. Cultural and education organisations will come together to overcome deep-rooted inequalities of access.

These partnerships will:

  • Create a shared community vision
  • Make decisions based on evidence
  • Collaborate and innovate
  • Grow investment and sustainability

There are currently 8 cultural education partnerships in the East Midlands which promote a locally coordinated, joined-up, cultural offer; designed to overcome the inequality of opportunity some children and young people face when accessing a cultural education.

If you are interested in any of the work being carried out by the partnerships, click on the links to contact the lead person in that area.

You can also see who is part of the cultural education community in these areas with the maps linked below. These highlight all major and accredited museums, all Arts Council supported National Portfolio Organisations, all Artsmark schools and all Arts Award Centres and supporters.

It's simple to use. The '+' or '-' tabs in the top left corner allows you to zoom in to street level and out across the region. The bullet point symbol in the pink title box is the key, and the paper filing symbol allows you to filter what you are seeing on the map according to the key's classification. Click on any symbol on the map and you get the contact details of the organisation.

Ashfield and Mansfield (Nottinghamshire)

Inspire Trust

Considering the role of Arts Award as the central focus of the partnership with a view to developing a sustainable model which can be rolled-out across the county.

Nottinghamshire's Cultural Education Map

Amber Valley and Bolsover
Platform Thirty1

Small, grass-roots network looking to engage small cultural venues and organisations in the area, with a view to building significant Arts Award provision and longer term relationships with schools.

Derbyshire's Cultural Education Map


Community Growth CIC

Small, grass-roots collaboration starting in Staveley with a 10 year view to expand across Chesterfield and Derbyshire. A holistic approach, involving schools / FE, arts organisations and businesses.

Derbyshire's Cultural Education Map


The Core at Corby Cube

A partnership with David Ross Education Trust and Royal and Derngate to broaden cultural engagement and curriculum enrichment in Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Northampton through the participating Academy schools.

Northamptonshire's Cultural Education Map


Derby Theatre

Expansion of the Cultural Campus project, with a view to engaging Derby’s schools with the City’s culture; exploring, expanding and enhancing the cultural education offer of the city.

Derbyshire's Cultural Education Map


The Spark Arts for Children

Extension of the City Classroom project, with a focus on Primary Education and children with SEND, engaging schools in high quality, locally-based arts provision, including Arts Award, across Leicester.

Leicestershire and Rutland's Cultural Education Map

The City Classroom: The Story So Far for Leicester's Cultural Education Partnership

Lincolnshire (Boston, East Lindsey, South Holland)

Magna Vitae

An emerging Cultural Education Partnership, aiming to be strategic across the county.

Lincolnshire's Cultural Education Map


Creative Quarter

Overview: Strategic partnership ‘Cultural Education Challenge Nottingham’, Likely to initially focus on primary education and building good communication structures to promote cultural education offers.

Nottinghamshire's Cultural Education Map

Local Learning Partnerships

In 2013 The Mighty Creatives launched an investment programme to establish joined up strategic planning and development of the arts and cultural offer for schools in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham - a precursor to Cultural Education Partnerships we are working with now. An evaluation of this programme is available and in this film our artist Anthony Greentree brings to life this ‘local learning’ in partnership with Derby Theatre, The Spark Arts for Children and New Art Exchange.

Keep up-to-date with the Cultural Education Partnership E-News.

Launched in September, the E-News will be published every two months.

Cultural Education Partnership ENews September 2016

Cultural Education Partnership ENews January 2017

Cultural Education Partnership ENews March 2017

Cultural Education Partnership ENews May 2017

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