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Find out more about Doncaster Cultural Education Partnership
Our Vision

The DCEP brings together cultural organisations, educational institutions and the local authority to drive a unified local arts and cultural offer for children and young people across the borough.


As one of the first Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) in Yorkshire and Humber, the DCEP
has developed a broad and active membership over the last four years, including arts, culture, education and community sectors, local authority and higher education.

Our Mission


Our mission is driven by our shared vision. We will:

  • Create a platform of cultural, creative experiences and opportunities.

  • Draw upon the experiences of the partners and their areas of expertise.

  • Be clear and focused in our roles, responsibilities and objectives, including having a clearly articulated structure with a clear remit for roles and functions.

  • Work in a collaborative way that allows members to contribute what they can, when they can.  

  • Be accountable to each other; responsibilities and workload will always be shared by at least two people.

  • Champion the value of creative education experiences to the borough and raise awareness of the benefits of creative and artistic engagement.

  • Speak and listen to young people so that they have a clear and central voice to our work, influencing our direction and focus.

  • Focus on a specific number of collaborations which specifically demonstrate the impact of creative and cultural activity on learning and wellbeing.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the people who work for Doncaster Cultural Education Partnership 

Cultural Education Manager

Stevie Cairns

Stevie is the DCEP Cultural Education Manager.  


She has had a career spanning 20 years in the arts,  Including lecturing in FE colleges and teaching masterclasses around the UK.  


Her background is predominantly in performing arts and she is also a writer.  


Sarah Eastaff

Sarah Eastaff is the Director of Arts and Education at darts, Doncaster's creative health charity. In this role, she leads all work with children, young people and families across Doncaster. This includes working with nurseries and family hubs, a wide range of schools and with young people who attend sessions at The Point in Doncaster city centre. Sarah is also a play therapist (BACP/PTUK certified) and is pleased to be co-chairing the DCEP with Sarah Clough.


Sarah Clough

​Sarah is a Senior Manager specialising in arts engagement and outreach within South Yorkshire.  Over the past 18 years, she has been an instigator of ambitious, high quality cultural experiences for people across the South Yorkshire region, as a director, a drama practitioner, a project manager and producer.  Seven of those years have been as an integral member of Cast’s Senior Management Team (SMT) working to ensure the successful management of the organisation and the integration and growth of the Participation programme.  Sarah has been a core member of the SMT driving the development of the business’ strategic values and business plans, strategically leading Participation with diplomacy and discretion.  One of her proudest achievements is the founding of Cast Youth Theatre (CYT), which after 7 years has a massive impact on the wellbeing and confidence of 187 members.  Sarah has also led Cast’s: Dementia Friendly; Early Years; Scriptwriting and work experience programmes, as well as leading on school arts opportunities. 
Sarah is a champion for the momentous power of culture and cultural engagement to create thriving, happier and healthier creative communities and schools, and true instigators for social change, bringing civic and self-pride, as well as investment and value to a city. 

Administration Assistant

Charlotte Tonkinson

Charlotte has worked in the arts in a variety of roles for 10 years and for the DCEP as their administration assistant for 1 year.

She is passionate about the arts and the DCEP’s mission to make sure all children and young people have access to high quality arts and cultural experiences.

In her spare time, she can be found writing or performing in local community theatre.



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