About Festival Bridge

We want to ensure children and young people across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk feel that arts and culture belong to them. We do this by using the investment we have secured from Arts Council England and the Department for Education to radically enhance the cultural education offer across our region.


We work in three ways:

1. Supporting and developing strong cultural education networks and partnerships

We support and develop the existing cultural education partnerships and networks and lead interventions in areas where we have identified a need.

We have established Cultural Education Partnerships with a number of communities in our region.

We have also supported and invested in a range of networks and organisations through our Culture Chain and Partnership Investment programmes.

2. Ensuring children and young people's creative and cultural experiences are the most valuable they can be

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. A leading hub of useful information to inspire cultural education practitioners

We aim 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.


How Festival Bridge makes decisions

Decisions about our priorities and investments are rigorously tested through a process, which is further detailed here

If you wish to find out more about our programmes of work please email bridge@nnfestival.org.uk