To help ensure that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, Arts Council England will fund a small number of ‘Bridge’ organisations.
Bridge organisations are primarily facilitators and will use their experience and expertise to connect children and young people, schools and communities with art and culture.
Bridge Organisations are not expected to directly deliver arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people. Their role is to provide an environment in which cultural education can flourish both in and out of school.
The Bridge role may be undertaken by a museum, an arts organisation or an arts education agency.
The minimum grant that must be applied for is £500,000. Potential applicants must have a preliminary conversation with the Arts Council before applying.
The application process is ongoing and there are no deadlines.