Create Sheffield

Create Sheffield: Adventures in Cultural Education

(Sheffield’s Local Cultural Education Partnership)

What’s happened so far?

The Sheffield Cultural Education Partnership has been developing since June 2016. We have spent time developing the partnership across a huge range of organisations, through a large number of one to one meetings, and a series of consultation workshops both with the arts and education sectors, and with young people.

At this early stage, support from IVE (the Arts Council England’s Bridge organisation in Yorkshire and the Humber) has been combined with extensive support from Learn Sheffield, who have included the development of cultural education in their Sheffield Priorities for education.

Throughout 2017, we ran seven simultaneous task and finish groups with more than 70 individuals involved, representing a vast range of organisations from across the city. We worked with colleagues from the voluntary & community sectors, schools, universities, creative digital, heritage, theatre, circus, music, libraries and museums amongst others.

Each task and finish group focused on a different area of work to develop the partnership: governance, communication, resources, research, finance, training and forward planning.


Launch Conference

The Create Sheffield launch conference was held on Friday 2nd February 2018 at the Crucible Theatre.

The post-conference pack is below:

  • PDF versions of presentations from Elaine Rees, Chris Husbands and Stephen Betts & the CLA Stats presentation
  • Quotes/provocations from young people – as requested by a number of delegates
  • Create Sheffield consultation document – we would love to hear your thoughts on the detail in this booklet by the end of April 2018, when the consultation period will end.
  • Key messages from the conference: a document to share with your colleagues
  • Attendees list: this has proved tricky to finalise as in a number of cases the name given at booking was different to the person who attended the conference. Please do send amends if we've got your details wrong
  • Evaluation form

Documents from SCEP conference.


How has this approach been determined?
The partnership has been developed through extensive collaboration.
  • 420 hours of meetings and planning since June 2016
  • more than 70 organisations involved
  • 9 workshop events
  • 8 task & finish groups
  • well over 100 individuals have contributed to this work

Download the Create Sheffield brochure.

Sheffield CEP

Workshop Agenda - Tues 17 Jan 2017
Workshop (September 2016) Learn Sheffield presentation
Workshop (September 2016) Sophie Hunter presentation
Workshop (September 2016) Cape UK LCEP presentation