Bedford Creative Arts
Info for Schools
Contact Details

We commission artists to make ambitious new works in contemporary visual arts and music – from a new choral concerto to lacing a building in Bedfordshire lace to wind charming performances. We offer young people the opportunity to work alongside those artists, being part of the experience of creating a new artwork.

We want young people to experience working with professional artists at the highest level – not to just learn about their work. We can offer both long term projects and one-off artist-led workshops. These could be writing lyrics or music for a new orchestral performance to designing and producing a billboard. We commission new artists each year so there will always be new programmes of work to take part in.

We are happy to speak to schools to discuss their specific requirements. We also run artist’s studios and can help you find artists for your programmes. We have two key ways that we support art and cultural provision for young people and schools: we are an Arts Award Supporter and we run the Culture Challenge project.

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Fee Structure
Many of our activities are Free because they are funded by other routes, so please do get in touch if you want to work with us.

For one artist running a half day workshop £150 - £200 - Full day £250 - £300.
For two artists running a half day workshop £300 - £400 - Full day £400 - £500.

These costs would include all materials and resources.

REFERENCE 1: Vicki Cinato, Queensbury School,
REFERENCE 2: Anita Hemsley, Priory Lower School,

Insurance: Public liability insurance
Safeguarding: DBS/CRB checked, Safeguarding policy.
Arts Award: Arts Award Supporter

Contact Name
Elaine m
MK40 1QE
01234 818670