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.
Sign up for RIO's Cultural Education Email Newsletter
RIO’s Bridge Bulletin is a quarterly update on everything we’re doing to support education, arts and cultural organisations as well as young people in the South West.
If you’ve got a story to share with the sector or want to suggest features for the next Bridge Bulletin get in touch so we can share your success.
Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding. That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.
From arts, culture and education sector stories to case studies of innovative practice, plus blogs from our Cultural Education team, you’ll find the latest news and views from the world of culture and education right here.
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.