Cultural Education Partnerships

Through Connected London, A New Direction supports Local Cultural Education Partnerships in London.

The national, Arts Council driven Cultural Education Challenge asks art and cultural organisations, educational institutions and local authorities to come together to drive a joined-up art and cultural offer locally, to share resources and bring about a more coherent and visible delivery of cultural education through Cultural Education Partnerships.

By 2020, the Arts Council aims to establish at least 50 Cultural Education Partnerships nationally, to improve the alignment of cultural education for young people, in places where this is most needed. They will be modelled on the three successful pilots of local Cultural Education Partnerships in Great Yarmouth, Bristol and Barking & Dagenham.

In London, A New Direction (as Bridge Organisation for London) supports seven existing Cultural Education Partnerships - see the menu on the right for more information some of them. Please note: many of the partnerships are newly established, and we are working towards bringing you more information as their work develops.

We provide advice and support as part of partnership steering groups, and for a limited number of places, can allocate members of our team to work directly with partnership leaders.

Cultural Education Challenge Resources