Partnership Investments

Through Partnership Investments, Artswork is able to support strategic joint investment and commissioning and broker delivery of cultural programmes for children and young people.

dot_star_6_250x0__false_nocrop_truePartnership Investment supports the development of innovative models of delivery, nurtures quality and enhances practice and partnerships across the formal and informal learning sectors. It is a way to approach particular local issues by working with all relevant stakeholders with an emphasis on strategic activity rather than one-off interventions. Through Partnership Investment and ‘pooling’ of resources, our partners use arts and culture as the solution to shared issues and to achieve common objectives.

Bridge Organisations are not positioned as grant-giving organisations.  Partnership investment is a contribution to the strategic alignment of cross-sector funding models. Any activity generated through the use of Partnership Investment is generated through Bridges acting as an independent broker and working to support organisations’ commissioning activity. It is not expected that bridges will act as commissioners themselves, except in rare circumstances.

To see a Story Map of previous Partnership Investments, please click here


Aiming High

Arts and Kindness Commissions

artSOUTH Collaborations

Berkshire School Games Cultural Programme

Bridging the Solent

College Central CYP Dual Registration

Culture Shift/ Hastings & Rother Arts Education Network (HRAEN)

Family Learning

Hampshire County Council

Inspire Through Culture

Looked After Children Residential Programme

Maidstone Museums’ Association

Making Space and Big World Impact

Modelling Change

New Collaborations

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

Oxford Literacy Programme

Oxfordshire Youth artsXchange Programme

Public Health Creative Commissions

Reading CAN Schools

Slough Youth Commissioning Service

Strong Voices

Theatre Consortium E-Learning Programme


Thornden School

Westdene Primary School, Photoworks & Culture Shift

Youth Commissioning

For downloadable case studies of previous partnership investment projects, head to the RESOURCES section of our website.