About the Cornwall Music Education Hub

The Cornwall Music Education Hub (CMEH) is a partnership of music and arts organisations, both local and national, who work together to support quality musical learning for all children and young people in Cornwall.  The partnership is led by Cornwall Council.  It is funded by the Department for Education through Arts Council England.

Our Vision

To celebrate and grow Cornwall’s rich music legacy by shaping an inclusive and dynamic culture which inspires learning, creates aspirational performance opportunities and supports every child and young person to achieve their musical potential.

What does the Cornwall Music Education Hub do?

The Cornwall Music Education Hub delivers all Core and Extension roles as set out by Arts Council England. These roles underpin all planning and the musical activity that we offer.

Core roles

Extension roles

Our activities

The Cornwall Music Education Hub does not deliver instrumental tuition but helps children and young people to access to high quality musical learning through a variety of ways:

Visit our YouTube channel to view the short films which we have produced to give an insight into our work:

Hub Delivery Plan

Each year  the CMEH creates a Delivery Plan of activity and how it plans to fulfill the core Hub roles.  This plan is approved by the Hub Strategic Advisory Panel and submitted to Arts Council England

CMEH Delivery Plan - 2017-18

Impact and Overview Report

We have produced a report which highlights some of the Hub's recent activity, including key statistics in terms of the number of young people and schools with whom we have been working.  

Impact and Overview Report - Summer 2017


Our Values

We recognise that music takes place everywhere – both informal and formal venues from youth centres to garages, school practice rooms to village halls.

Our Aims

The Cornwall Music Education Hub partnership has worked together to draw up and agree a set of aims for our Hub.  These aims shape the planning of all of our activity and are as follows:

  1. To ensure that all children and young people have the chance to learn, enjoy and appreciate a wide range of music making opportunities
  2. To develop children and young people’s broader learning and skills development through music making
  3. To ensure that all children and young people have access to high quality information, advice and guidance about progression opportunities
  4. To support children and young people in playing an active role in the musical culture in Cornwall
  5. To continue to build the skills and expertise of a music education workforce across Cornwall
  6. To develop and secure partnerships which will ensure a high quality, broad and inclusive offer to children and young people
  7. To improve equality of access to instruments, music making and performing opportunities regardless of background or circumstance
  8. To provide a robust, sustainable, vibrant and cohesive music education plan for Cornwall



The CMEH receives funding from the Department for Education, via Arts Council England.  The funding is in place until March 2020.  Funding is released on a quarterly basis upon the submission of satisfactory delivery data and financial information to the Arts Council.

In addition, the CMEH works with partners to co-fund projects and also to apply for external funding for specific projects.  Successful joint bids over the last 2 years alone resulted in excess of £2m  of funding for local projects and we are continuing to work with our partners to identify new funding opportunities.  A number of activities also generate income from ticket sales and membership/delegates fees.

The CMEH also holds the Hub funding for delivery on the Isles of Scilly.


The Cornwall Music Education Hub is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the
heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture.

Find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk

To find out how the Hub can support your Artsmark journey, contact CMEH@cornwall.gov.uk 


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