Nottingham's Cultural Education Partnership

Our Work

Guiding Principles


Our partnership will be inspiring, facilitative, resourceful, collaborative, opportunistic, imaginative, innovative and bold.  

Our task is to facilitate the partnership between cultural organisations, schools and youth providers -  and to this end, we will be open, inventive, diverse, networked and welcoming. 



We want to make communications easy - so that teachers and headteachers are informed of opportunities from the cultural sector in a timely and coherent way. 

Cultural partners can make use of the ChalleNGe website and e-newsletters to share news and project opportunities; and Schools partners can celebrate their achievements, give feedback and help build a picture of creative learning opportunities for children and young people in the city.    

We hope to be a conduit for good relationships between the cultural and education sector to flourish. We will be recruiting a Marketing and Admin Assistant in 2019 to support this area of our work. 

Evaluation and Learning


Our 4 goals over the next 3 years focus on:

  • reaching more and different children and young people; 
  • improving access to cultural education; 
  • evaluation, building capacity and doing things differently; 
  • resilience, sustainability and the future. 


We will be working closely with the Nottingham Trent University's Social Science departments to devise and agree robust evaluation methodology; taking part in the Shared Intelligence Evaluation Framework to measure regional cultural education development work and subscribing to the RSA Cultural Learning Evidence Champions Network.  

If you are interested in this area of our work, please get in touch to contribute to the design of evaluation methodology.