Embedding the narrative that everyone is an artist through creative education and allowing individuals to explore through imagination. Artistic and cultural experience to be at the heart of children and young people’s lives.
We aim to respond to the needs of our community by establishing an always growing network across the region forming strong relationships between partners and schools.
A strong focus on nature and the environment as well as maintaining sustainable relationships with our collaborators. Building cultural infrastructure that has longevity and incorporates a hybrid model, encompassing new technologies. Laying the foundations for the next generation of creatives in BANES, creating opportunities for bright futures.
Accessibility & radical inclusion at the forefront of everything BCEP stands for and delivers. Offering an expansive portfolio of knowledge and resources that aim to have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.
In 2016, The Arts Council launched The Cultural Education Challenge as an invitation to local authorities, schools, and music hubs to partner with colleges, universities, and cultural arts organisations to collaborate on a consistent offer of cultural education to children and young people. Since then, around 100 partnerships have been formed across the UK to pool resources and expertise in order to respond to needs detected in their areas.
Ten Bridge Organisations have carried out the implementation. In our area, RIO supported and enabled the creation of the Bath Cultural Education Partnership.
BCEP’s vision is a city and local region where children and young people’s pathways to creative and cultural engagement are clear and accessible to all from birth. We want to celebrate and utilise the myriad high-quality opportunities in the region and create new ones. We aim to nurture a community of thriving young people who are active agents in their creative learning and practice. Our current cultural, creative, and education partners' mission is to work collaboratively to ensure a dynamism of cultural and creative possibilities.
We want to engage schools as our key stakeholders, supporting us to provide more significant opportunities to improve the education of young people!