PHACE is a partnership of schools and arts and cultural organisations with a mission to develop a

generation of culturally confident, active and knowledgeable young people. 

As a partnership, we are dedicated to:

  • Encouraging young cultural leadership

  • Supporting, developing and commissioning events and activities which are young people led and focussed

  • Acting as a broker between arts and cultural organisations and schools

  •  Creating opportunities for arts and cultural focussed professional development

We want to see more children and young people being creative and entrepreneurial, taking the lead and co-designing a highly visible cultural offer for the city. There should be an increase in children and young people taking part in arts and culture. When one third of Peterborough’s population is under 25, PHACE partners are actively working towards more activities designed for, by and with young people as well as a good flow of investment supporting this to happen. We also are working to make the current offer as visible and easy to access as possible using the PHACE brand.

We will do this through listening to children and young people, teachers and artists and are keen to grow and strengthen activities that are innovative and sustainable and projects that encourage schools and arts organisations to collaborate together. 

An independent not for profit company has been established with a small group of directors to support PHACE aims where appropriate. PHACE CiC enables additional investment to be secured when needed to support the aims of the network. 

PHACE partners believe that by encouraging closer collaboration between education providers, artists and cultural organisations, we can ensure that young people in Peterborough can be the creators, artists and entrepreneurs of the future.