Support from Bridge Organisations

Schools and education settings will be supported throughout their whole Artsmark journey by our network of regional Bridge organisations. Bridges are funded by Arts Council England to connect children and young people, schools and communities with art and culture.

They support with:

• Delivering Artsmark Development Days

• Running Artsmark support sessions

• Giving you advice by phone, email or in person

• Sharing practical resources

• Introducing you to leading cultural organisations in your area, including our Artsmark Partners

Putting you in touch with other like-minded settings on their Artsmark journey

Once you’ve registered for Artsmark, your Bridge will be in touch to book you onto a Development Day.

The contact details for each Bridge organisation can be found below:

 

East of England 

(Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Medway, Dartford, Gravesham and Swale)

Bridge Organisation: Royal Opera House

Email: artsmark@roh.org.uk
Telephone: 01708 891 200
Website

 

East of England

(Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough)

Bridge Organisation: Festival Bridge

Email: bridge@nnfestival.org.uk
Telephone: 01603 878 285
Website

 

East Midlands

Bridge Organisation:The Mighty Creatives

Email: artsmark@themightycreatives.com
Telephone: 0116 261 6834
Website

 

London

Bridge Organisation: A New Direction

Email: artsmark@anewdirection.org.uk
Telephone: 0207 608 2132
Website

 

North East England

Bridge Organisation: Culture Bridge North East

Email: enquiries@intheforge.com
Telephone: 01207 284 515
Website

 

North West England

Bridge Organisation: Curious Minds

Email: hanna.lambert@curiousminds.org.uk
Telephone: 01772 827 001
Website

 

South East England

Bridge Organisation: Artswork

Email: artsmark@artswork.org.uk
Telephone: 02380 332 491
Website

 

South West England

Bridge Organisation: Real Ideas Organisation

Email: artsmarkhelp@realideas.org
Telephone: 0845 862 1288
Website

 

West Midlands

Bridge Organisation: Arts Connect

Email: artsmark@wlv.ac.uk
Telephone: 0121 446 3204
Website

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

Bridge Organisation: IVE

Email: hello@weareIVE.org 
Telephone: 0113 322 3050
Website

 

Cultural education gives children and young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively, and that's why our goal is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Darren Henley
Chief Executive
Arts Council England

It's vital that children have the opportunity to learn and enjoy arts and culture from an early age. It develops their creativity, inspires future careers and enriches their childhood.

Artsmark Award does brilliant work in schools and education to ensure young people access a broad and balanced curriculum that includes high-quality arts and culture.

Michael Ellis MP
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism
Department of Culture, Media and Sport