Our Partners

Our work is only possible because of the positive partnerships we have developed and nurtured over the years. It is an essential part of our work and enables us to achieve our overall mission. We’ve partnered with artists, communities, local authorities, and organisations within and beyond the arts sector.

“Working with Pedestrian is amazing. Partnering up offers our young people so many brilliant creative opportunities they wouldn’t be able to get from us alone. Their projects get young people passionate about trying new things, uncover skills they never knew they had, and open doors to the arts, raising aspirations for all sorts of creative careers and pathways.

Not only are their professionals talented creatives, but skilled youth workers with a supportive, inclusive ethos who build solid relationships and know exactly how to work with young people in ways that suit the individual and contribute to their personal and social development. They’ve never not come in and instantly made the space 10x more fun, but we always come out with amazing results too!”  

Reuben Thomas, Leicester LGBT Centre.

Working with partners has allowed us to develop an ambitious programme working locally, regionally and nationally. It’s helped us reach new people, strengthen our reputation, unlock new funding and make lifelong friends.




The City Classroom

Pedestrian is a partnership board member of The City Classroom, Leicester’s Cultural Education Partnership (CEP)

 The City Classroom Partnership works strategically to promote a vision for culture, children and young people, families, schools and communities. The vision of the City Classroom is that every child and young person will thrive through a rich and adventurous cultural education. The goal is to raise the standards and increase cultural activity in schools and communities, resulting in an improvement in cultural education and social outcomes.

We want to enrich the cultural experience of every child and young person in Leicester and Leicestershire.

For more information, visit The City Classroom

Leicester-shire Music Education Hub

We are a member of the Executive Partnership providing strategic and operational contribution to the delivery of the National Plan for Music Education set out in order to enhance all pupil’s musical education.

The Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub (LMEH)  has a vision to inspire and lead all children and young people towards exciting, rewarding, varied high quality and progressive musical experiences, individually and with others, that embrace and celebrate the broad and diverse cultures of the region.

We work in partnership providing opportunities for young people to engage in musical activity, performance and have access to professional musicians. A recent example of this includes our Perfect Score on Tour project.


Pedestrian are a member of EMPAF (East Midlands Participatory Arts Forum, a unique and nationally well respected network, which is dedicated to championing the East Midlands as a Centre of Excellence for participation in the arts. EMPAF exists to support, develop and advocate for participatory arts in the East Midlands. They formed ‘officially’ in 2006 but had existed for over 20 years before this as an informal networking group for the wide range of professional participatory and community arts organisations across the East Midlands. 

We share practice and run joint initiatives to explore the potential for new methods and ways of thinking to enrich how people participate in creativity and culture.  In the past we have run a symposium on ‘the Unselfish Artist’ and sent a delegation to the International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) every 3 years. 

EMPAF members currently include: ArtsNK, Charnwood Arts, City Arts (Nottingham), East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network (EMCCAN), Excavate, Fleet Arts, High Peak Arts, Junction Arts, Level Centre, People Express, Platform Thirty1, QUAD, Red Lighthouse, Salamanda Tandem and Soft Touch.

Reaching People

Pedestrian are a member of Reaching People a partnership that brings together frontline delivery partners from the Voluntary and Community Sector in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

Working together, they develop and provide high quality contract delivery, business and funding opportunities in fields that include health and well-being, homelessness, advice and guidance, education and training, and community services.

Reaching People aims to facilitate the joint delivery by its members of contract, business and funding opportunities. 

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