Welcome to Manchester Cultural Education Partnership, a collaboration between arts, education and youth organisations across the city.

We create meaningful cultural learning experiences and work together to ensure all children and young people have the creative ability to flourish.

Our vision

Our vision is for the city to become a beacon for creative education, where the arts add magic to life experiences and learning, for everyone.

As a result, all children and young people will thrive and enjoy more choice in their lives, thanks to the creativity at their fingertips.


"The Manchester Cultural Education Partnership offers us a chance to totally rethink the way we embrace culture as a city and as a society. This is not just about how more young people in education participate in the arts, but about how the arts participate in the education of all young people."

Alistair Hudson, Director of the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery


In Manchester, we believe arts and culture can...

Skill children and young people in creativity for life, preparing them for future jobs and opportunities.

Add magic and enhance learning in every subject, from exploring history through dance, physics through music and biology through visual art.

Build confidence and wellbeing, supporting children and young people in all areas of life.

Go beyond education to stimulate creativity and inspire children and young people who need different ways to engage.

Link subjects together in new ways, inspiring new ways to teach, learn and understand.

Our network is growing

If you are a teacher, cultural organisation, or creative and would like to become part of the network, send us an email.

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Follow us on twitter@CreativeEdMcr

Manchester City Council
Curious Minds
Young Manchester