Local Cultural Education Partnerships

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Festival Bridge have established networks of arts and cultural organisations, creative professionals and educators across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough & Suffolk. Every partnership is unique.

Within these partnerships our Senior Managers work closely alongside education specialists in arts and cultural organisations, teachers and education settings and local authorities to ensure our region’s children and young people have valuable creative and cultural experiences.

Our current LCEPs:

To find out more about these partnerships please contact us.


Top Tier Partnerships

Alongside our LCEPs, we also work with strategic groups to ensure creative and cultural education is connected to key policy. We are currently working with:

  • New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Culture Board
  • Cambridgeshire Culture
  • Peterborough Culture Board

Self Evaluation Framework & Toolkit

We comissioned this Toolkit to support Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) in their region to document and reflect upon their activities and impact. The Toolkit sets out a proposed framework, process and tools to support LCEPs to:

  • Capture key data about how they are organised and governed, and who is involved
  • Communicate and reflect upon the range of activities they initiate or support, including their scope and reach
  • Understand impacts of their LCEP on partner organisations, CPD participants and young people
  • Measure ‘distance travelled’ over time in relation to key outcomes and shared goals
  • Gather feedback from stakeholders on the effectiveness of LCEP operation

LCEPs can download the toolkit below

Self Evaluation Framework & Toolkit (2019 – 2021)

Partnership Investment

Between 2019 and 2022 Festival Bridge will invest £500,000 towards the Cultural Education Challenge in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Peterborough.

Partnership Investment is designed to attract and secure new sources of money not traditionally spent on arts and culture for children and young people. Partnership Investment can only be released by securing at least 100% match investment.

Each of the existing 9 Local Cultural Education Partnerships in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough & Suffolk is eligible to put forward a proposal for £25,000 of Partnership Investment. Find out more here.

LCEP Stories

Get in touch

Tel: 01603 878285

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