The Bridge Network (2012-2023) Report

The new Bridge Report summarises the development of the Bridge network, and reflects on its collective achievements and ways of working.

28 June 2023

The Bridge Network was established in 2012, funded throughout by Arts Council England (ACE). A connected group of ten organisations (or which A New Direction was one), the network focused on delivering better outcomes for young people through more integrated work between the arts, culture and education sectors.


This new report was commissioned by the ten former Bridge organisations and written by Dr David Parker. It documents the function and evolution of the Bridge role and reviews how the organisations who fulfilled it made it work locally, what legacies might remain, and what stands to be lost if replacements do not emerge.

Read more and download the report