Arts and Culture – BEP Creative Directory

Welcome to the Birmingham Education Partnership Creative Directory. We are pleased to present a new bespoke service for schools and organisations offering choice and quality in cultural education with a collection of some of the best independent artists, designers, creative practitioners and craftspeople in the region. Our associate artists have been recruited for not only their outstanding professional practice, but also for their proven track record of working within formal education through collaboration with teachers, and by delivering high quality artistic and creative outcomes for children and young people.

We now also offer fully digital and blended learning services enabling you to plan a program that’s right for your school. This could be through commissioning our artists as digital visitors using Zoom, Skype or Teams, or by asking them to create your school’s very own home learning art packs and arts learning activities (or a bit of everything, including in school delivery).

You will also find here the details of how our Arts & Culture  can support your school through one to one peer support for teachers, or with consultancy, inset and training, right up to curriculum and cultural reviews for senior leadership teams and governors.

You can view the Creative Directory at the bottom of this page.

All associate artists are listed in the brochure, together with their short biographies and a guide to their key skills and educational phase. Please feel free to contact us to talk about which artist might best be suited for your project. Once you have selected an artist we will contact them on your behalf to check availability and put you in touch to discuss project plans directly (please note that our associate artists work in a freelance capacity and booking is subject to availability). You may need to consider whether your project will require specific materials purchased in advance – this is something you can ask us about or discuss with the artist directly (please note materials are not included in the day rate price).


BEP Associate Artists and Creative Practitioners

Birmingham Schools: £250 per day including travel (not including materials)

Regional Schools: £250 per day plus travel (not including materials)

Consultation, Planning and School Reviews with Andrew Fox

Birmingham Schools: £300 (+VAT) per day including travel

Regional Schools: £350 (+VAT) per day plus travel

Inset, Training and Facilitation devised and delivered by Andrew Fox

Birmingham Schools: £300 (+VAT) per day including travel

Regional / National Schools and Organisations: Price on Quotation

DBS / IR35

Our associates all possess Enhanced DBS Certificates (with barring) and are contracted to BEP. Booking and finances are handled directly through us meaning we have undertaken all of the necessary IR35 compliance checks on your behalf, taking the complications out of finding and booking an independent professional artist. Our associates will bring a copy of their DBS certificate and photo ID with them on each and every day they attend school. All associates will be following government public health guidance and policies when working with schools. We will discuss any required protocols with you and the artist prior to any project commencing. BEP also have their own Covid 19 guidance protocols which has been issued to all staff and consultants.

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