Wolverhampton CEP believes that children and young people should be active in shaping the City’s cultural offer.
Wolverhampton is a diverse City and it’s cultural offer to children and young people 0-25 years should reflect this and show their ideas and ambitions.
Wolverhampton CEP members are made up of organisations that work with children and young people across the City including cultural organisations, educational settings, artists and teachers. See information about our members here.
We welcome applications for new members and encourage organisations of all sizes to be actively involved in the development of the future of arts for young people in Wolverhampton.
The Arena Theatre works with local schools and colleges all year round, delivering one-off workshops and shouting about our performances, or delivering specially designed projects. We use contacts within small-scale theatre touring and our development programme to introduce students to professional productions and wrap-around work, enhancing their passion for drama and the theatre.
Our primary motivation is to make the most significant difference we can to the opportunities for children and young people to access and engage with high quality arts and culture. We are funded by Arts Council England to be the ‘bridge’ organisation for the West Midlands, working with the education, arts and cultural sector to overcome the barriers that prevent all children and young people to engage with high quality culture. In a diverse region with 2.5m young people, 2,600 schools, 14 local authorities and a wealth and richness of arts and cultural organisations this is a significant, complex and energising challenge.
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Azaad Arts aims to give children and young people many of whom would never have access to musical education – the opportunity to learn music within a structured programme, alongside other young people, and under the guidance of committed and inspirational musicians.
Azaad Arts offers a wider range of music teaching and ensemble playing experience than is possible in a school environment. Most importantly, Azaad Arts is a centre for world music – a place where children have the opportunity to learn about and take part in music from all cultures and where different types of music are brought together.
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Beatsabar Music Project is a recording studio and rehearsal room based in the Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton. We offer alternative education provision and bespoke music workshops to young people with SEND/SEMH or are disengaged from mainstream school. Beatsabar understands that some young people from disadvantaged backgrounds must deal with multiple pressures, which may affect their behaviour and place them isolation at school. Beatsabar aim to help young people learn and thrive through the medium of music.
The Boundary Way Project is a community project exploring arts, heritage and biodiversity at Boundary Way Allotments & Community Garden in Wolverhampton, with the aim to educate, collaborate and connect with nature.
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Black Country Touring enable and support local people across the Black Country to bring professional theatre, dance and film into the heart of their communities. We help bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to experience the very best live events.
BCT’s Young Promoters (YP) project addresses the limited opportunities for children and young people aged 6-18 to experience professional performing arts in the Black Country. We enable then to take on the responsibility of selecting and promoting a professional theatre or dance show in their school, for their community.
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Central Youth Theatre (CYT) provides performing arts opportunities for young people aged 8-25yrs, including the integration of those with special needs. We operate an open-door policy and aim to ensure our activities are accessible for all.
Creative Black Country aims to make the most of local talent working with people to discover, explore and grow an exciting and meaningful programme of arts activity in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. Creative Black Country is part of Arts Council England’s national Creative People and Places initiative.
City of Wolverhampton College has led the way in post 16 creative education both in the city, West Midlands region and nationally. Offering Full Time and Part Time courses through University of Arts London in a range of industries including Art and Design, Photography, Music Technology, Creative Media and Film, Journalism, Games Design, Live Events and Performing Arts. It was awarded the National Skills Academy for Creative and Culture Training Provider of the year award in 2019 for the quality of its creative provision and has for the last 9 years won best course in the country for its Journalism course, including delivering journalism apprentices for the BBC for the whole of the nation.
We produce projects and events with artists of all different artforms for people of all different ages, including: Babies’ Adventures in Music for 0-18 months, Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre (music & theatre for 2-12 years), Youth Lab Wolves project which involves young people in shaping the future of Wolverhampton through creative workshops.
Flexus Dance Collective focus on providing innovative creative opportunities and high-quality cultural experiences to Youth Dancers, young people, developing and emerging practitioners. Founded in 2003 by Katy Sterran, the Flexus reputation and profile has been built on standards of provision for creativity, dance training, performance, engagement and shared experience, housing three companies at Professional and Youth level: Sterran Dance Theatre, Sterran Touring Company and Flexus Youth Dance. With the Organisation’s ongoing commitment and investment throughout Education, professional training and early careers, we pride ourselves on the ability to inspire, empower and nurture creative potential and talent, providing access to skills and experiences fundamental for our creative landscapes and industries. In Partnership with Arena Theatre Wolverhampton.
Gazebo Theatre in Education (TIE) has been operating for over 40 years. We deliver a comprehensive range of high quality and innovative theatre productions and arts programmes for audiences, schools and communities. These include new shows, site specific work, workshops, short films, residencies exploring a wide range of art forms, community arts, dramatherapy and young people’s and children’s participatory theatre projects.
The Bilston based charity is one of the longest serving Theatre in Education companies still in existence in the country, and provides a range of services to schools, communities and organisation in and around Wolverhampton.
Newhampton Arts Centre is creative venue in the heart of Wolverhampton that nurtures new talent and new ideas. With a wide range of facilities, it offers opportunities to enjoy and engage in the arts. As a creative hub, it supports thirty resident organisations.
I am a freelance artist educator focusing on peer led work with children and young people and have enjoyed working in this area for the past 20 years. I believe in high quality activities for all and that this can be achieved through truly putting children and young people at the heart of projects and supporting them to design, make and inform activity.
Real Arts Workshops provide bespoke creative arts workshops in Wolverhampton and the wider Black Country area that break down barriers and develop confidence and self-expression. Through our inclusive workshops we support mental well-being.
The Way – Wolverhampton Youth Zone (Registered Charity No. 1151247) is a centrally located, inspirational charity for young people which has a simple mission, to be the go-to place for young people in Wolverhampton. We provide them with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. We reach over 1,000 young people per week in the City.
The University of Wolverhampton is a leading modern university with a tradition of providing opportunity and academic excellence dating back almost 200 years. Our mission is maximising opportunity through generating knowledge, innovation and enterprise. Working with businesses and the community, the University is an economic anchor for the West Midlands. Supporting new start-ups, up-skilling the regional workforce, widening access and identifying business need is securing a positive future, raising aspirations and supporting regional development.
We pride ourselves on providing high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education to our students and draw upon many decades’ experience of educating and developing students and professionals. Student satisfaction and employability (96%) have greatly improved and are testament to our commitment to enhancing the student experience and ensuring the vocational relevance of our courses – ensuring that thousands of our students graduate successfully with enhanced career prospects.
Our growing national and international reputation for academic and professional courses has led to the University developing and delivering its programmes in many countries around the world.
Raise aspirations and boost confidence in children aged 5 – 14 years old through extra curricular activity. Target audience is teachers, children and young people.
Wolverhampton Arts and Culture has over 300 years of art and over 18,000 collection items both on display, and in its archives, including items relating to the history of the area, fossils, Old Master paintings and contemporary sculptures.
We work extensively with schools, community groups and young people through various events, projects, workshops and performances. Our extensive offering includes: Theatre Tours, Maths Trails, Intro to Panto Primary Schools Tour, Panto Projects, workshops, careers talks, workshops, page to stage events and Q&A’s.
Wolverhampton libraries aim to provide resources and activities to encourage children and Young People (0 to 25 years) to read and write for pleasure so as to increase their understanding of the world, develop their imaginations and think differently through free access to books, IT and creative sessions.
As an organisation with over 50 years’ experience, supporting 90% of Wolverhampton schools, we have established a culture of strong moral purpose and sound educational ethos in our Music Service. We believe that the study of music nurtures the ‘whole child’ and supports their development so that they can grow up to be confident and resilient adults. We see the impact of our work every day, inside and outside of school.