RIO supports organisations all across the South West to deliver excellent cultural education for children and young people.
RIO are leaders in Cultural Education. As the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for the South West of England we work with schools, youth settings and cultural organisations to connect young people with great art and culture.
Our comprehensive suite of support is offered at three levels – information and advice, training and CPD, and in depth consultancy – all subsidised by Arts Council England.
As Bridge Organisation we can provide specialist support to organisations around the Arts Award and Artsmark, to help embed the Arts Council’s Quality Principles and to develop Cultural Education Plans.
We also help deliver the Arts Council’s Cultural Education Challenge through supporting the development of Cultural Education Partnerships in the areas where we work.
Explore this site for more on our Bridge offer and contact us to talk about how we can support you in delivering excellent cultural education for young people in the region.
We are now accepting applications for the South West Challenge Fund 18-19
Since the Challenge Fund started in 2014, it has supported 49 organisations to successfully lever £1.5million from a wide range of new sources, many of which have continued to invest in work across the SW region.
We are looking for imaginative proposals that push boundaries and lead to new ways of working that can be applied more widely. We expect each investment opportunity to be different and will work with the successful organisations on an ongoing basis, supporting them to develop more detailed plans.
Interested in applying? Click here.
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Our in-depth programmes of support offer expert consultancy support across a range of areas including cultural education innovation, impact and sustainability to innovation around Arts Award and Artsmark.