Our Mission

Hertfordshire Cultural Education Partnership (HCEP) aims to ensure all young people living and learning in Hertfordshire are accessing a varied and rewarding cultural life.

Supported by Royal Opera House Bridge, and led by the University of Hertfordshire, HCEP brings together partners who aspire to improve the lives of Hertfordshire’s children and young people through access to high quality arts and culture.

HCEP believes:

  • Every young person has a right to a high quality creative and cultural education within and beyond the school day
  • The impact of an excellent creative and cultural education is, individual well-being, employability & economic growth
  • A sustainable offer requires strong partnerships and well-connected, cross-sector networks led by the education and cultural sectors
  • Engagement in arts and culture helps children live healthy, creative lives developing both emotional resilience and physical well-being