Whether engaging directly via cultural education or artistic programmes, or indirectly through local funding schemes and other cultural support mechanisms, our members play a vital role in helping the Co-op achieve its ambition to ensure that every child and young person has the ability to access art and culture, no matter their background or circumstance.

If you would like your organisation to be considered for membership, please complete a registration form and send a high quality image (preferably landscape) and logo to

What you get

Once signed up you will:

  • Have a presence on our website (and the new digital HUB currently being developed in partnership with Lancaster University)
  • Be able to access CPD, bespoke training, digital resources and tools to enhance your offer
  • Develop links with other members that could foster new partnerships, leading to new projects and joint initiatives
  • Be able to develop collaborative practices with others’ and partner to draw down financial investment, adding value to your offer
  • Receive our regular newsletter packed with updates and opportunities
  • Be seen as a champion for arts and cultural education in the district (the LCEP scheme is a nationally recognised initiative and driver for cultural education)

What you give

On signing up you will be asked to:

  • Submit some basic information via a simple online form about your organisation so that we can add you to our internal directory and this website.
  • Commit to attend at least one membership gathering per year
  • Advocate for the Culture Co-op and where appropriate utilise the member logo
  • Take part in working groups and steering group meetings where appropriate (optional)

Steering Group Members