News

19 July 2018

Celebration as 57 North East schools showcase their creative talents with national Artsmark Awards!

Duchess High School
We’re thrilled to announce that we have hit a milestone as 50 + North East schools are nurturing budding creatives with the help of Culture Bridge North East and The Forge.

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10 July 2018

Blog: Arts Award Support by Jane Gray

Jane Gray, arts project manager, specialising in participatory programmes
Jane Gray is a highly experienced arts project manager, specialising in participatory programmes for children & young people across artforms. She has been an Arts Award Trainer for ten years; a Moderator since 2014, and currently leads on Arts Award Support in the North East in partnership with The Customs House and Culture Bridge North East.

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18 June 2018

Opportunity for freelance communications professional

Culture Bridge North east logo
We are seeking to develop a communications campaign, targeting secondary schools, not already engaged with CBNE.

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18 June 2018

Organisations team up to engage Children in Care in artistic and cultural activities

Children in Care
Stockton Borough Council, Culture Bridge North East, Blue Cabin CIC, and ARC combine to involve Children in Care in artistic and cultural activities.

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11 June 2018

We're seeking to appoint an organisation or consultant...

Culture Bridge North east logo
...to work with us to help explore barriers and solutions to cultural engagement in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland schools.

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24 May 2018

BLOG: Cultural Learning Evidence Champions are GO!

Evidence champions
The RSA is working with Arts Council Bridge Organisations to champion the role of evidence and evaluation in improving the quality and impact of arts and cultural education. Read more...

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15 May 2018

CBNE is recruiting a new Chair for its Advisory Board

Culture Bridge North east logo
We’re looking for a Chair who is passionate about the potential of cultural education to change children’s lives for the better, who can provide leadership within our Advisory Board, and who can represent CBNE as an ambassador and spokesperson.

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08 May 2018

Call for sessions: Imagine If… 2018

Imagine If
Culture Bridge North East call for sessions: Imagine If… 2018, CBNE’s annual cultural education conference

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25 April 2018

Partnerships unlock £750,000+ for North East arts and culture

Partnership Investment
A new initiative offering sustainable investment in arts and culture for young people has unlocked more than £750,000 to be used in the North East.

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20 April 2018

Introducing our newest Area Manager

Charlotte Dack
Charlotte Dack is the newest member of the Culture Bridge North East team, joining us as Area Manager for Gateshead and Sunderland.

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20 April 2018

Blog: The end of one programme and the beginning of another, by Elvie Thompson

Elvie Thompson
Wow that was a busy three years! In 2015, when I took up my post and Culture Bridge North East was new, Arts Council England gave us three years and eight briefs to deliver. So, how did we do..?

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12 April 2018

Culture Bridge North East Fund open to applicants

A child enjoys funded arts activity in Bellingham, Northumberland
The Culture Bridge North East Fund is open to applicants until 21 May. The Fund, which was created in 2017, provides grants of between £250 and £1,500 to support working relationships between arts and cultural practitioners and schools or youth settings.

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28 March 2018

Join the Newcastle Cultural Education Partnership

The Tyne Bridge
The Newcastle Cultural Education Partnership (NCEP) is looking to recruit two new representatives from the arts and cultural sector, and expressions of interest are invited from individuals and organisations who have a serious commitment to working with children and young people.

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19 March 2018

Guest blog: Museum in your Classroom – Made in the Tees Valley, by Anna Husband

School visitors enjoying Made in the Tees Valley
Last year, museums and galleries across the Tees Valley worked with local teachers to develop the Museum in your Classroom Toolkit – a free online resource designed specially for schools to plan, research, create, and publicise their very own exhibitions. In this blog, cultural and heritage consultant Anna Husband explains how a local primary school used the toolkit to help its students gain Arts Award Explore.

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09 February 2018

#MyArtsAward: A film to show how Arts Award transforms life for our young people

Arts Award Logo
​This week, we're celebrating our young artists through #MyArtsAward. This film showcases some work from the young artists in our region, as well as demonstrating what they can achieve, and what they can gain through taking part in Arts Award.​

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09 February 2018

#MyArtsAward: Arts Award's impact on young artists, by Jonathon Graham

The Customs House Senior Youth Theatre's production of Ceasefire Babies by Fiona Doyle
The #MyArtsAward week focus for today is celebrating our young artists. Here, student Jonathon Graham explained how doing Arts Award as a youngster helped him develop his career aspirations both inside and outside the arts.

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08 February 2018

#MyArtsAward: Supporting Arts Award - a partnership, by Val Tobiass

Berwick Arts Award Supporter map
Today's #MyArtsAward week theme is partnership, so we're celebrating the role of Arts Award Supporters in a blog by Val Tobiass. Learning and Engagement Co-ordinator at Berwick Visual Arts.

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07 February 2018

#MyArtsAward: A film about Arts Award by some of our young leaders

One of the animated characters made by our young Arts Award leaders
We often receive questions about Arts Award, both from those already involved in it, and those who've yet to take part. These common questions have been answered for #MyArtsAward week in a special film made by an amazing team of young people - The Treasure Group over-5s from The Customs House, along with members of its youth theatre working with animator Lesley-Anne Rose.

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07 February 2018

#MyArtsAward: A fulfilling leadership experience, by Diana Karikis

Diana Karikis contemplates how Arts Award has helped her develop as a leader
Today's #MyArtsAward week theme is youth leadership, so we're celebrating the contribution Arts Award makes in creating confident and creative leaders among our young people. Diana Karikis 19, is a member of Team Juice, and in this blog talks of her own leadership journey to achieving Arts Award Gold.​

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06 February 2018

#MyArtsAward: Arts Award for the whole child, by Hazel Stewart

Arts Award logo
On the second day of our Arts Award Celebration Week, Hazel Stewart, Learning Manager at Education Northumberland EOTAS (Other Than At School) service, explains how she, as an Arts Award Good Practice Mentor, sees the holistic benefits of Arts Award.

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