1. Partnerships & Projects
We support and develop the existing cultural education partnerships and networks and lead interventions in areas where we have identified a need.
We have also supported and invested in a range of networks and organisations through our Partnership Investment programmes.
Festival Bridge delivers projects and programmes of work related to our remit, such as our HLF funded Common Ground project.
2. Artsmark & Arts Award
We support education settings to strengthen their arts and cultural offer with a view to obtaining Artsmark.
We enable more children and young people to develop as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect and take part in the wider arts world through Arts Award.
We encourage best practice through Arts Council England’s Quality Principles to ensure high quality arts and cultural experience and activities for all children and young people.
3. Information & Opportunities
We strive to be a leading hub of useful information to inspire cultural education practitioners. We want to ensure our region’s teaching professionals and education specialists in arts and cultural settings have access to the latest opportunities, information, case studies and resources.
We also offer events to help arts organisations, practitioners and educators network and learn more about art and culture in their area.
The Cultural Education Challenge
We want all children and young people to have the opportunity to experience and be inspired by high quality arts and culture through the Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge. Festival Bridge is looking to join forces with arts and cultural organisations, schools and educators across the region to ensure the aims of the Cultural Education Challenge are achieved.
How Festival Bridge makes decisions
Decisions about our priorities and investments are rigorously tested through a process.
Image credits: Masthead © JMA Photography | Local Cultural Education Partnerships and Other Partnerships © Beth Moseley Photography | Artsmark © Sawston Village College | Arts Award © JMA Photography | Research & Development and Networking & Information Sessions © JMA Photography