Bridge Organisations

The Arts Council funds a network of 10 Bridge organisations to connect the cultural sector and the education sector so that children & young people can have access to great arts and cultural opportunities.

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

Email: bridge@twmuseums.org.uk

Address: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle, NE1 4JA

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We are IVE – Yorkshire and the Humber

Email: hello@weareIVE.org

Address: 31 The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7EY

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Curious Minds – North West

Email: info@curiousminds.org.uk

Address: 23-27 Guildhall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1HR

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Arts Connect – West Midlands

Email: artsconnectwm@wlv.ac.uk

Address: mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

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The Mighty Creatives – East Midlands

Email: bridge@themightycreatives.com

Address: LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE

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A New Direction – London

Email: info@anewdirection.org.uk

Address: 3rd Floor, 20-16 Brunswick Place, London, N1 6DZ

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Royal Opera House Bridge – East

(Covering Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North Kent)

Email: bridge@roh.org.uk

Address: High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AF

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Festival Bridge – East

(Covering Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk)

Email: bridge@nnfestival.org.uk

Address: Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Augustine Stewart House, 14 Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HF

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Artswork – South East

Email: info@artwork.org.uk

Address: Latimer House, 5-7 Cumberland Place, Southampton, SO15 2BH

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Real Ideas Organisation – South West

Email: bridge@realideas.org

Address: Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, Devon, Pl1 4EL

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