More than ever cultural organisations need to keep an eye on what’s on the horizon. Big changes mean opportunities as well as challenges and the chance for the arts to play a bigger role in society.


Artswork is part of a national network of Arts Council England funded Bridge organisations. We work in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton, Surrey, East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, and Kent (excluding Medway, Dartford, Gravesham and Swale) to ensure all children and young people experience the richness of the arts, culture and heritage both in and outside of school.

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Royal Opera House Bridge

ROH Bridge works strategically across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & North Kent to connect and nurture high quality, sustainable cultural learning for all children and young people.
We do not deliver arts activities or work with children and young people directly - rather we provide strategic support for delivery organisations and advocate for long term investment in arts and cultural infrastructure. We are based at High House Production Park in Thurrock and are one of tenbridge

organisations across England. We are directly funded by Arts Council England and are part of the Royal Opera House Learning and Participation Depart

Kent County Council

Kent County Council is one of the largest councils in the country, providing more than 300 services for around 1.6 million residents. The overarching role of the Council is to improve the quality of life of the people of Kent. The role of the Arts & Culture Service, within the Economic Development division is to support the cultural and creative industries to deliver world class arts activity that inspires people and builds communities. Through our work economic growth is delivered, more jobs are created, opportunities for skills development are pursued, and positive health and wellbeing outcomes are achieved.

Excellent art is at the heart of the Arts & Culture Service because quality work engages people and can bring about positive and lasting economic and social change. We work with cultural leaders from other organisations to challenge existing business models, this develops financial resilience, improves quality and encourages innovation which contributes to making Kent a place people want to live, work and visit.