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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Hi I’m Becca – graphic designer and illustrator. After always having a passion for art and design I chose to pursue my dream at University of Wolverhampton where I am studying graphic design. I love all types of art and design such as experimenting with paints, ceramics, textiles, photograph and even a bit of good old sticking and glueing.
My creative background experimenting with all types of mediums has led me to include lots of fun, colourful aspects within my design work. I love the idea of may work bringing happiness to others and creating something anyone can treasure just as much as I do.
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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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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.
Curiosity Productions produce accessible and inclusive creative events and opportunities that nurture, develop and raise the profile of creatives, artists, and local communities. We work 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), Curiosity Club family activities and various youth projects.
We also deliver training, mentoring and consultancy in various settings. We are currently working with freelance artists and creatives in the Black Country to develop FAN: Freelance Artists Network.
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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.
Gatis community space has been set up with the community in mind. Our vision is to make the centre and surrounding green spaces a safe haven of tranquillity where people can come together to explore their connection to the wider world, learn new skills and help make Wolverhampton a more sustainable city. The site is run by volunteers who come together to share their skills, start new projects, meet new people, socialise, generally help out and enjoy the site and all it has to offer, supported by a small management team who provide direction, advice and information.
Gazebo Theatre in Education has been operating for more than 44 years and is now an Arts Council NPO (National Portfolio Organisation 2036-26).
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, and young people’s and children’s participatory theatre projects.
In addition to touring locally with our TIE programmes, we tour nationally with our professional theatre shows and deliver vocational creative industries training to young people, out of school hours activities and one to one mentoring support, including as part of the Power 2 team supporting at risk young people and families. We also operate Gazebo Studios, producing music and film.
The Bilston based charity is one of the longest servicing Theatre in Education companies still in existence in the country, and provides a range of services to schools, communities and orgainsations in and around Wolverhampton.
Hit the Dhol provides programmes for a range of service users from young people up to adults across many different sectors. Our work includes education, training, consultancy, enriching diversity and inclusion through various partnerships and projects. Hit the Dhol is dedicated to the development and music education of communities through Culture and Diversity projects. Our aim is for the inclusion of arts learning in mainstream education; students and teachers partnering with artists, to incorporate the music, dance and arts culture.
Through a series of interventions, we aim to celebrate culture and diversity, educate on different cultures, introduce rhythm awareness, and have lots of fun. Hit The Dhol workshops are positive for communities as it encourages community cohesion by bringing groups of people together, celebrate and educate on new cultures to help break down any barriers and provide positive activities in communities. We currently work in a range of settings including Schools, Colleges and Communities offering creative cultural programmes. We encourage service users to enhance their social skills which include sharing, listening, teamwork and communication skills. All these skills are transferable into communities to create positive role models.
‘I am a highly conceptual multidisciplinary artist with a keen interest in exploring space and light, nature, and creating site specific public artworks. Alongside my practice I am also a freelance arts educator. With a passion for sharing my knowledge and skills to people of all ages and abilities.
After graduating in 1993 Mark spent 10 years working in the voluntary sector, using arts practise to support his roles on environmental, community development and education projects.
Since turning freelance as Creative~States in 2003 he has worked with a wide variety of people from all walks of life. Clients have included schools, local authorities, voluntary and charitable organisations, including LCEPs, Arts Connect, Severn Arts, Meadow Arts, Ikon, and Barber Institute. Work in schools ranges from Early Years through to colleges, and mainstream schools to SEND and Alternative provisions. He delivers CPD and conference workshops. He is an Arts Award Assessor (Discovery & Explore) and a Level 3 Forest School Leader.
His practice is process-led and co-creative, and revolves around helping people think, make sense of where they are and provide an opportunity to express this. He has a track record of delivering successful activities, from one day workshops, through long term projects to residencies, and uses a broad range of 2D and 3D techniques in his work. He aims to share skills with participants, developing self-confidence and wellbeing, and provide opportunities for those whose circumstances may prevent them having access to arts experiences.
My Baobab Learning is a Community Interest Company (C.I.C) that puts the development and education of young people first. We work with schools, parents, government agencies and other stakeholders to support young people.
We teach children and young people group economics, entrepreneurism, financial literacy, leadership, team building, art, design, publishing and other subjects and skill sets that will help them now and in the future.
We provide workshops, training, publications, learning resources and mentorship to disenfranchised young people, helping them build their confidence, work together, build their own businesses that can benefit themselves and their communities.
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.
Performing Artist, Dancer, Actor, DJ, Presenter and YouTuber.
Bringing vibrant and joyous dance and interactive storytelling workshops to your schools.
Experience dynamic Bhangra Freestyle dancing in the most unique and animated way to engage pupils across all Key Stage Groups. Promotes Pupil Health, Wellbeing, Understanding the World, Digital Arts and Culture.
Discover, explore and ignite the inner artist in you!
A range of exciting, immersive cross curricula and bespoke workshops to choose from, Bhangra Dancing, Bollywood Dancing, Freestyle Bhangra, Creative Dance, RE, Faith, boost literacy and communication skills.
Workshops to enhance and enrich the curriculum and pupil learning. Take a immersive journey around the world with Sohan Kailey. From interactive storytelling with creative movements and dance working with Mainstream and SEND.
My dance workshops and projects promote healthy lifestyles across the wider community working with Adults and Chair based dance for Elderly Cay Care, Residentials and Hospitals (Alzheimer’s).
My passion is to enable participants to engage in the arts and help to lead healthier and happier lifestyles, to promote diversity, inclusion and cultural cohesion. Book workshops throughout the year.
Music: Let’s Naach (ditto.fm)
Sonia Sabri Company provides enjoyable, informative and meaningful learning and participatory opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and levels of experience, spanning dance, music, storytelling and visual arts to explore South Asian culture. SSCo offers a range of exciting classes, workshops, and training programmes delivered by professional dancers and musicians for schools, community groups, HE/FE establishments and emerging dancers and musicians. We also offer residencies, performances and CPD training.
Providing creative assistance or design services for creative people and working on her own creative commissions, Holly works to enable artists and creative workers to prioritise their practice. She provides bespoke assistance that tackles the donkey work head on, from social media to sorting out their workspace.
To counteract creative burnout, she has combined over 5 years of experience supporting artists with her love of organisation to ensure creative people can make, strive and achieve.
The Fabric Tattoo Company is an innovative, contemporary collaboration between two University of Wolverhampton undergraduate Illustration students, Charlotte Webb and Vicky Crowther. Due to graduate in the summer of 2023, the duo has a firm base in the city centre of Wolverhampton, occupying one of the Wolverhampton Art Gallery studio spaces at The Makers Dozen. Developed to bring together traditional relief printing methods, digital vinyl transfers, and sublimination, the concept gives local people the freedom to select their designs and products which are then printed to order.
Both Charlotte and Vicky are passionate about sharing their challenges and successes with generations young and old and are driven by the holisitic benefits of living a life full of creativity and fun, no matter who you are or what community you are from. They love to change things up, bring the old style together with the new, look back at history and folklore with a mission to bring them into an inclusive contemporary setting, and moreover, they enjoy learning about everything they possibly can along the way. From working-class roots to degree classification, they are motivated by the idea that anything is possible with the right support network around them, and strive to share that belief with those around them.
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 Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) Arts & Heritage Group aims to engage and inspire local people by sharing the story of Wolverhampton’s rich healthcare heritage. By delivering arts activities both within the hospital environment and beyond, the Group seeks to improve wellbeing and enrich the lives of patients, staff, visitors, and the wider community. The Group aims to develop community connections by working collaboratively with local arts, heritage, and culture organisations, and increase historical awareness in relation to Wolverhampton’s hospitals and healthcare provision. The Arts & Heritage Group is supported by the RWT Charity.
Raise aspirations and boost confidence in children aged 5 – 14 years old through extra curricular activity. Target audience is teachers, children and young people.
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.
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.
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.
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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