What is IWCEP?

Formed in response to Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge in 2017, the Isle of Wight Cultural Education Partnership is a network of leaders from the arts, heritage and education sectors who have:

  • Committed to work in partnership
  • Adopt a shared approach
  • Be responsive and align aims and objectives to ensure that all Children and Young People on the Isle of Wight have access to high quality arts, heritage and cultural opportunities

Against the context of the Ofsted requirement for schools to demonstrate how they are building cultural capital the Isle of Wight Cultural Education Partnership has been an invaluable tool in linking schools (who need to access heritage) with museums (who provide cultural capital). The transition project has significantly strengthened the partnership and as a direct consequence Brading Roman Villa has benefited greater profile and interaction with our local schools.”

Spencer Brown, Education Officer, Brading Roman Villa

How can the IWCEP benefit you?

For primary, secondary and SEND teachers and home educators:

  • Gain access to great cross-curriculum creative resources produced by arts, heritage and museum providers across the Island
  • Help these cultural organisations support your work in the classroom by bringing your voice and ideas to project collaborations
  • Get to meet like-minded people passionate about creativity in education, and participate in inspiring conversations

For arts, heritage and museum providers working on the Island:

  • Bring your expertise and capacities to work collaboratively with like-minded professionals across the Island
  • Help develop inspiring learning opportunities in Island classrooms for CYP by bringing your voice and ideas to project collaborations
  • Experience great networking opportunities with practitioners in education, arts, heritage and museums sectors

Current IWCEP members include:

Get Involved

IWCEP members meet regularly throughout the year. If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of the IWCEP please get in touch with