Development and Learning

As part of our South East Bridge role, Artswork creates professional development opportunities to support the sector, bringing together a range of practitioners to develop and learn new skills. From updating Kent’s Cultural Sector on strategic commissioning to training fifty South East museum staff as Bronze and Silver Arts Award advisers, Artswork’s strategic inventions make a real impact.

Our aims

At the heart of Artswork’s development and learning programme are three key aims:

• To improve quality, range and scope of work with, for and by children and young people
• To enhance and build the arts and cultural infrastructure
• To facilitate successful partnerships between schools and educational sector and arts and cultural sector

Recent examples

We’ve run a number of successful workshops, events and programmes across the South East:

• Understanding Strategic Commissioning
Arts Award training for Museums
• Understanding the Changing Landscape of Arts and Cultural Partnerships with Schools
• Extending Digital Practice

How this fits in with our role as South East Bridge

Our development and learning programme is guided by our eight Bridge work strands:

1. Quality information, intelligence and planning
2. Communications and advocacy networking for strategic action
3. Partnership investment into strategic delivery
4. Quality and engagement
5. Young arts leaders and Arts Award
6. Knowledge exchange
7. Continuing professional development and learning
8. Learning, evidence and evaluation


“Your workshop gave me the confidence to take the next step
and was great for networking with other providers.”


Changing the Cultural Landscape delegate