Berkshire Cultural Network

Berkshire Cultural Network

With Local Authority partners

Creative Junction is working with the six Berkshire unitary authorities as one of the south east Bridge Networks. Creative Junction is facilitating the Berkshire Cultural Network to promote Arts Award and access to arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people.

Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Open to anyone aged 7 to 25, Arts Award embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through working towards an award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.

This network provides a joined up approach across Berkshire, connecting to key independent arts and cultural organisations; signposting opportunities and professional development; working together to cascade and champion Arts Award; identifying capacity needs; exchange knowledge and best practice; using and building on existing data and evidence.

Artswork are Arts Council England’s South East Bridge; develop and deliver bridging opportunities between arts and cultural organisations, children and young people, families and schools to ensure all children and young people experience the richness of the arts both in and outside of school.