They work with local schools, art organisations, museums, libraries, music education hubs, local authorities, Further Education and Higher Education Institutions and many other partners to develop a network of cultural provision.
They also support schools to achieve Artsmark and organisations to deliver Arts Award.
The Arts Council invests £10 million a year in Bridge organisations, who will catalyse and coordinate the activity to meet the Cultural Education Challenge. They are working in at last 50 places across the country to galvanize local cultural education partnerships and they will require other strong convenors to come forward to progress and deliver on the challenge locally.
Bridge Organisations are co-funded with the Department for Education.
Contact details for our Bridge Organisations
Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums (Culture Bridge North East) – North East
Address: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4JA
We are IVE – Yorkshire and the Humber
Address: 31 The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7EY
Curious Minds – North West
Address: 23-27 Guildhall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1HR
Arts Connect – West Midlands
Address: mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
The Mighty Creatives – East Midlands
Address: LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE
A New Direction – London
Address: 3rd Floor, 20-16 Brunswick Place, London, N1 6DZ
Royal Opera House Bridge – East
(Covering Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North Kent)
Address: High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AF
Festival Bridge – East
(Covering Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk)
Address: Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Augustine Stewart House, 14 Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HF
Artswork – South East
Address: Latimer House, 5-7 Cumberland Place, Southampton, SO15 2BH
Real Ideas Organisation – South West
Address: Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, Devon, Pl1 4EL
Children and young people
Find out about how we champion access to art and culture for children and young people and get involved with our Cultural Education ChallengeFind out more