Meet the partner organisations

Eight logos including Arts Connect, Child Friendly Warwickshire, Compton Verney, Heritage and Culture Warwickshire, Warwickshire Libraries Love Your Library, Motionhouse, the RSC, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Find out more about the organisations that are part of Shout Out for the Arts.

Arts Connect

Arts Connect are a development agency connecting and supporting communities across the West Midlands, to enable children and young people (from 0-25) to enjoy a rich and meaningful arts and cultural life.

They lead change by working with partners in education, arts and cultural organisations, local government, and others to run activities that create new opportunities in arts and culture with and for children and young people.

They deliver the Bridge programme in the West Midlands for Arts Council England, and they are part of the Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton.

Explore opportunities and ways to get involved.

Child Friendly Warwickshire

Child Friendly Warwickshire is the exciting programme that works with children and young people as well as businesses, community groups and council services.

It is designed to help make Warwickshire as safe, stable and full of opportunity for young people as possible with access to good health, education and other services.

Child Friendly Warwickshire is an open invitation to everyone across the county to work together to make Warwickshire the best place in which to grow up.

It helps children and young people:

  • Be heard – have a voice to shape where they live 
  • Be safe – have secure, safe and stable home lives 
  • Be healthy – have access to the health services they need 
  • Be skilled – enjoy the learning they need to achieve their goals
  • Be happy – enjoy growing up in a green county full of opportunities
Two people are using sticks and shapes to construct something in a field
Pictured: young people in a workshop at Compton Verney.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney is a venue in Warwickshire, ”an extraordinary place filled with inspiration and imagination, outside and in”. They invite their visitors to ”step out of the ordinary with 120 acres of art, nature, and creativity”.

They offer a diverse range of high-quality education programmes for primary, secondary, further and higher education, that link directly to the curriculum and examination syllabuses.

Their education, young people and family work is designed and delivered by artists, makers and education experts. They use play, making and imaginative learning in their workshops and opportunities. They also aim to bring creativity to those in the community who are most in need.

Find out more about their education work online.

A group of children in school clothing are at a workshop and they are huddled together laughing
A workshop with Heritage & Culture Warwickshire.

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire provides a range of services that help local communities, schools and visitors connect and engage with their local heritage.

They run hundreds of events annually across the county for children and adults to discover their heritage, have fun and learn something new. There is something for everyone including walks, talks, tours, crafty workshops, school sessions, one-off events and exhibitions, all of which highlight and share Warwickshire’s heritage and culture.

Being a member of Warwickshire Cultural Education Partnership means that Heritage and Culture Warwickshire can support young people to connect with their local heritage too.

Explore opportunities online today.

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Young people in a workshop with Motionhouse.


Founded in 1988 by Louise Richards and Kevin Finnan MBE, Motionhouse is one of the world’s great touring dance-circus companies. From full-length productions for theatre touring to work for outdoor settings and large-scale performance events, their sell-out productions integrate athletic physicality, powerful narrative, incredible digital imagery and emotive sound scores.

They deliver an excellent education and training programme at their studio in Leamington Spa, throughout the UK, and further afield. They offer a wide range of learning and training projects in schools and in the community, for students and for young professionals, focusing on skills-development and creativity. Motionhouse is supported by Arts Council England with additional support from Warwick District Council and is a Birmingham Hippodrome Associate Company.

Some children in grey and purple school uniform art taking part in a workshop
Students in a workshop with Royal Shakespeare Company practitioners.

Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC believes that every young person should have access to and benefit from an arts rich education. Their practitioners work with young people, teachers, artists and adults in classrooms, on stages, online and in communities to:

  • Unlock potential by developing life, language and theatre skills, building self-confidence and enhancing life chances.
  • Level the playing field – not all children and adults have equal access to Shakespeare and the arts and we work to change that.
  • Challenge and explore the relevance of Shakespeare’s work to our lives and world today. 

Find out more about their Learning and National Partnership work on their website.

Five students sit on a rug in a gallery with their arms outstretched, an adult sits at the back of the rug holding a rainbow umbrella
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum’s Roman’s Workshop ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, an immersive time travel experience through Rugby’s history.

Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

At Rugby Art Gallery & Museum families, adults and children can discover, create, learn and enjoy their visit as they explore the area’s strong cultural heritage and bright artistic future.

The heritage journey spans Roman times, Rugby’s rich industrial heritage, and the birth of the famous game. Three changing gallery spaces showcase exciting exhibitions of contemporary and modern art as well the talents of local artists and craftspeople.

Students and school groups can be inspired and challenged in new and exciting ways by an innovative education programme designed to bring fresh creativity to learning.

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