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In April 2011, Arts Council England announced a new national network of ‘Bridge’ organisations, to ensure all children and young people experience the richness of the arts both in and outside of school. These organisations will provide a direct ‘bridge’ between the work of arts and cultural organisations, schools and communities.
Artswork has been selected as one of the 10 Bridge Organisations across England to develop and deliver bridging opportunities between arts and cultural organisations, children and young people, families and schools. Arts Council England has awarded Artswork a grant of £4.7m over 3 years to deliver this role in and across the South East region and to help realise their goal that 'every child and young person should experience the richness of the arts'. The funding comes from £10 million a year of Lottery money which the Arts Council has allocated to support a cohort of bridge organisations, specifically to support strategic work with children and young people.
(Rick Hall, Chair of Artswork)
(Jane Bryant, CEO of Artswork)