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EACEA National Policies Platform


8. Creativity and Culture

Last update: 22 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 07/12/2020 - 18:04

There are a number of initiatives which focus on improving young people’s access to, and participation in, creativity and culture. Targets relating to disadvantaged young people have been set within the national all-age culture strategy. There is no separate national strategy focusing on young people.

Arts Council England and the Department for Education fund a network of Bridge Organisations, which connect the education and cultural sectors to enhance the access that young people have to arts and cultural opportunities in areas where it is most needed. Bridge Organisations form Cultural Education Partnerships with a range of local partners including (but not limited to) local authorities, schools, libraries, museums, art organisations, music education hubs and further and higher education institutions to develop networks of cultural provision in their areas.