Discover the diverse and dynamic membership of Southampton Cultural Education Partnership (SCEP), with large and small organisations working together to promote and deliver creative and cultural education for children and young people in the city.

Check out the listings below to access each individual website and to find out about what’s on offer.

For more information on Artsmark and Arts Award, visit our information page.

African Activities
Culture, Context, Creativity

Engage with Black and African Culture through artistic experiences that disrupt preconceptions, create community, drive excellence and break barriers.

Arts Award ✓ Artsmark Partner ✓

Apprenticeships, Arts Award, Creative Enterprise

Working with education settings and arts and cultural organisations in the city to empower children and young people through arts and culture. 

Arts Award ✓ Artsmark Partner ✓

Ben Mills
Directing, Writing, Community

Theatre director and filmmaker developing new plays, live experiences and community projects. 

John Hansard Gallery
Art, Creativity, Community

Art experiences that inspire young people to think, imagine and get creative.

Arts Award ✓  Artsmark Partner ✓

Liam Gifford
Acting, Directing, Devising

Freelance theatre-maker specialising in directing plays, creating new shows and teaching stagecraft with and for young people.

Light UP Drama
Theatre, Acting, Performing

Light UP Drama (part of Unexpected Places) offers drama classes, workshops and youth projects for 4-16 year olds. They also offer inset days, outreach sessions and Artsmark Partner opportunities to schools and education settings.

Arts Award ✓  Artsmark Partner ✓

MAST Mayflower Studios
Community, Performance, Engagement

A collaborative cultural hub for the community providing a creative and diverse programme of arts experiences. 

Arts Award ✓  Artsmark Partner ✓

Mayflower Theatre
Theatre, Performing Arts, Heritage

Mayflower Theatre offers a wide range of activities to inspire participation in performing arts including Mayflower Musical Youth Theatre’s, After School Clubs. Summer Youth Theatre projects, as well as schools workshops, local heritage talks, and theatre tours.

Arts Award ✓  Artsmark Partner ✓

Southampton City Art Gallery
Art, Engage, Inspire

A renowned art gallery with a collection of designated importance, an exciting exhibitions programme and hands-on learning and engagement at its core.

Arts Award ✓  Artsmark Partner ✓

SCC Employment Support Team
Motivation, Achievement, Support

A combination of digital and face-to-face person-centred support to help people find work, apprenticeships or training. 

Southampton VRU
Linking need to provision

Working to link young people at most risk of being victims or offenders of serious violence to cultural diversion and intervention work.

Arts Award ✓ 

SeaCity Museum
History, Discovery, Storytelling

A state of the art museum exploring Southampton’s maritime history including the story of the Titanic, with fascinating hands-on learning opportunities.

Arts Award ✓  Artsmark Partner ✓

Solent University
Education, Creativity, Community

Enabling learners to be work-ready, world-ready and future-ready.

Sound Pop Academy
Singing, Dance, Performance 

A fresh and contemporary singing, dance and performance group for kids and young people.

Arts Award ✓ 

Southampton Hub
Engage, Act, Empower

Gain skills, have fun and meet people you otherwise wouldn’t meet through volunteering with or participating in Southampton Hub’s youth programmes.

Theatre For Life
Community, Theatre, Wellbeing 

Using creativity and theatre to empower young people, promoting wellbeing and raising aspiration. 

Arts Award ✓  Artsmark Partner ✓

Tudor House and Garden
Tudors, Storytelling, Hands-on

An award-winning museum in a beautiful historic building which spans over 800 years of history with exceptional hands-on learning for all ages. 

Arts Award ✓  Artsmark Partner ✓

University of Southampton
Creativity, Research, Engagement

Arts, culture and creativity are at the heart of University of Southampton, with world-renowned music and arts venues found alongside numerous creative communities.

Welsh National Opera
Singing, Music, Storytelling

Sing, make music and tell stories with professional singers, musicians and other young people in Southampton – no previous experience required.

… and many more!

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Become a Member

SCEP Membership is open to individual practitioners and organisations who are engaged in delivering cultural education for children and young people in Southampton. If you wish to join us or have a question, please get in touch via our Contact page.