ELCEA is an alliance of cultural organisations and east London Council representatives which aims to maximise the impact of cultural education across east London. Originally the East London Cultural Education Partnership, ELCEA has formed to bring together a number of partners across east London to ensure that the existing provision, learning and support for cultural education is available to all young people and delivered in the most effective way.


ELCEA exists to drive cultural education so that every child in east London has access to a high-quality education offer.


Ensuring a broad range of high quality cultural education to contribute to the development of all children and young people in east London.

ELCEA advocates for and supports:

  • A well distributed, high quality cultural education offer across east London
  • Effective communication across all stakeholders, particularly children and young people
  • Sharing and building on combined resources to strengthen innovation, impact, maximise efficiencies and develop a rich knowledge bank
  • The creation of pathways through the cultural education offer in East London be innovative in its approach.
  • The creative careers pipeline for East London

Steering Committee members and local representatives include Stratford Circus Arts Centre (lead convenor), A New Direction, Barbican/Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Culture Mile Learning, Barking and Dagenham Cultural Education Partnership, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park EAST group, Hackney Council, Hackney Music Service, Havering Music Service, London Legacy Development Corporation, Newham Cultural Education Partnership, Queen Mary University, Redbridge Vision, Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service, Waltham Forest Council.