About Birmingham Creates

Birmingham Creates is the name for the Birmingham Cultural Education Partnership (CEP).


We are a collaborative network of arts and cultural organisations, education providers from primary schools to higher education institutions, and other organisations and individuals whose work focuses on creating greater equality of cultural opportunity for children and young people. The focus of the network’s efforts is on reaching young people in the Birmingham area. 

The members of the partnership have made a pledge to drive forward a joined-up art and cultural offer, to share resources and bring about a more coherent and visible delivery of cultural activity.

Our vision


A world-class cultural education for every child and young person in the city


Our Aims


  • Support and inform the ongoing development of a challenging and inspiring programme of cultural activity by involving young people as co-creators

  • Advocate for arts and culture to be embedded within the school curriculum in addition to formal learning

  • Embrace diversity, raise aspirations, and create greater equality of access to culture and talent pathways and programmes such as placements or apprenticeships

  • Champion the arts and the benefits of a creative education among local and national decision-makers

  • Provide a strategic view of what cultural education initiatives are needed in the city in order to increase engagement of children and young people with the cultural sector or increase or develop talent pipelines

Birmingham Creates is supported by Arts Connect, the Arts Council England Bridge Organisation for the West Midlands.