27 August 2021

Let’s Craft packs delivered to 450 families across the North East this summer

Children receiving Let's Craft packs
Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) was fortunate to receive funding from Crafts Council to provide ‘Let’s Craft Packs’ for children and young people across the North East.

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26 July 2021

Freelance Creative Producer call-out

CBNE logo
CBNE is seeking to appoint a freelance creative producer to work with us from September 2021 until March 2022 on an exciting new programme for schools.

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06 July 2021

Exciting opportunity for 5 NE schools to take part in a short-term CBNE programme

Culture Bridge North east logo
Exploring the question: "How can cultural learning and access to art and culture, support issues children and young people are facing at this time?"

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17 May 2021

Newcastle Cultural Education Partnership seeks freelance Producer

The Tyne Bridge
60 days @ £175 per day between Summer 2021 and March 2023

Newcastle Cultural Education Partnership is seeking a creative, self-starting freelance Producer to significantly develop the profile and reach of Newcastle Cultural Education Partnership, so that Newcastle becomes a beacon for equitable access to excellent cultural education and cultural experiences for children and young people across the city.

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05 May 2021

Imagine If... Digital Conference Series 15-19 Nov 2021

Imagine If 2021
Imagine if... creativity gave us the freedom to learn without inhibition and to accept mistakes as part of our life-long discovery

Save the date and call out for sessions

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01 May 2021


Amplify: profiling children and young people's voice in creative & cultural learning

The Bridge network has come together to collaboratively launch a new digital series focusing on good practice in children and young people voice across England.

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27 April 2021

The Duchess's Community High School celebrates platinum Artsmark status

Duchess's Community High School
The Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Artsmark Award by Arts Council England. It is the first secondary school in Northumberland, and one of only three secondary schools in the North East, to be awarded Platinum level.

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21 April 2021

CBNE Fund benefits creative young people in Durham

Durham 6th Form
The latest round of grants from the Culture Bridge North East Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has allowed five organisations to plan arts and creative activities for young people across the region.

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19 April 2021

A students perspective - The highs and lows of learning in lockdown

Artwork by sixth form student
As part of our Compendium series of interviews, we speak to two students from Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham.

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15 April 2021

Early Years Foundation Stage Consultant opportunity

Creative Classrooms
CBNE is seeking to appoint an organisation or consultant(s) to work with us from October 2021 until February 2022 on our Creative Classrooms CPD programme for teachers. We welcome applications from cultural organisations or practitioners developing early years work, and early years leaders or consultants working in or directly with schools.

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14 April 2021

We're looking for Art and Design Specialists

CreatED online training
CreatED is a creative subject specialist training series within the Creative Classrooms online CPD programme. Having successfully developed music and dance sessions we are now looking to focus on art and design for our next mini-series.

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01 February 2021

Blog: Arts Award Discover at Home

By Tracy Linsley, Tees Valley Museums

Tees Valley Museums developed an Arts Award Discover at Home digital resource in May 2020. This consisted of adjusting a current booklet so that it was suitable for families, developing an accompanying crib sheet, resources to link to their collection and instruction videos, which were made accessible through their website.

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01 February 2021

Blog: delivering Gold Arts Award during lockdown

By Hannah Scully, Teacher of Visual Arts, Durham Sixth Form Centre

At DSFC we are fortunate to have a variety of cultural partners that we regularly work with and the students have all sorts of creative opportunities available in the North East. This work is an integral part of our Arts Award delivery and many students get involved in extra activities, so it is an added bonus for them to be able to gain an extra qualification. Arts Award also pushes students to experience opportunities that they may not have had the chance to experience otherwise.

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01 February 2021

Blog: An Arts Award journey with MIMA

By Bella Smith, Assistant Learning Curator, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, MIMA

MIMA puts art into action and connects art, people and ideas. Part of Teesside University, MIMA is an international art gallery and museum with close relationships with local communities. We commission, collect and re-think modern and contemporary art. We work with artists and communities on projects that raise debate, open discussion and generate new possibilities.

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01 February 2021

Arts Award: A Partnership Approach short film

Arts Award film screen shot
We made this film with Blue Cabin to showcase the benefits of a partnership approach when delivering Arts Award.

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26 January 2021

Keeping North East families connected with culture in a crisis

By Sallyanne Flemons, Project Manager, Family Explorers North East

Bearing the subtitle ‘Day out reviews and recommendations’ one might expect a crisis closing all our cultural venues to signal the demise of the Family Explorers North East Facebook Group. But a new partnership with Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) helped the project to stay relevant, useful and connected with the rich content our region’s cultural organisation excel at providing.

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08 December 2020

Creative arts has positive impact on health & wellbeing of school

Newminster School
By Charlotte Jones, Curriculum Leader of the Creative Arts at Newminster Middle School, Morpeth

​"As we approached September 2020 it became clear that, as a school, we needed to put the health and wellbeing of our community at the heart of all of our activities this term, in order to support our students and staff through this pandemic. As a platinum Artsmark school the creative arts seemed the perfect outlet to provide these opportunities."...

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23 November 2020

Blog: How schools are continuing to work with arts partners safely

artist in residence
By John Quinn, Artist in Residence

...I’d been so busy adjusting to the new normal, I hadn’t thought what I’d do if a school wanted an artist to actually come into school...

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