ARTS & Culture

The Arts play a crucial role in enabling visual, kinaesthetic and expressive learners. 

They bring colour, magic and inspiration into the lives of our young people and teachers.

BEP are committed to increasing the engagement of the Arts, Culture and Creativity for all our young people and to also support schools in delivering a high quality provision that can contribute to School Improvement, teaching and learning, pupil attainment and Ofsted. We offer bespoke support to schools in order for them to enhance their provision, to offer curriculum balance, and to help them access the rich array of Independent Artists and Arts Organisations working in Birmingham and beyond. We are creating city-wide networks with major Arts Organisations for teachers across all phases of education to encourage peer support, to offer CPD opportunities and together with our partners, raise the awareness of our citywide commitment to the Arts and their place in Education.

BEP has a dedicated Arts Coordinator who:

  • supports schools to maintain and develop their arts and cultural provisions
  • supports teachers with provision development, planning, recruiting artists and programmes e.g. Artsmark
  • has created peer support networks across the arts
  • provides art ‘health checks’ – audits of arts and cultural provisions in school

If your school is interested in getting involved with the arts, BEP’s Arts Coordinator will offer an initial consultancy conversation with a relevant member of staff to identify areas for improvement. Each school will receive bespoke recommendations which will contribute towards promoting a broad and balanced curriculum, improved well-being and general learning environment within school.  Recommendations could include commissioning Artists, offering curriculum advice or joining up to the networks to meet the brilliant and creative teachers and artists in our city. This service is offered free of charge to all Birmingham Schools. 

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Our Arts Coordinator Andrew Fox recently supported these schools to commission and recruit an artist for their collaborative art project - it looks amazing! (Click to view the larger image)

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