The Arts and Culture Projects team is based within the Centre for Academic Partnerships. The team partners with many regional, national and international cross-sector organisations to widen participation in the arts and enable current and budding artists in our communities to thrive. We also work across the University’s academic schools and professional departments to mobilise and share knowledge for the betterment and sustainable growth of the local creative and educational sectors.

Visit TestBeds: Artist Impact Accelerator
TestBeds: Artist Impact Accelerator supports local artists and arts organisations to develop and enhance their entrepreneurial skills, collaborative partnership working, capacity and fundraising abilities.
Visit TestBeds: Artist Impact Accelerator
Visit LCEPs
Local Cultural Education Partnerships are cross-sector, strategic partnerships that work together to unite and improve cultural education for local children and young people. The Arts and Culture Projects team are a strategic lead and delivery partner for several Bedfordshire LCEPs, including Creative Teacher Networks.
Visit LCEPs
Visit Wider Projects & UoB Student Opportunities
The Arts and Culture Projects team partner with and advocate for various other local creative, cultural and heritage projects across Bedfordshire. This includes collaborative projects that provide opportunities for UoB students.
Visit Wider Projects & UoB Student Opportunities
Visit Facilities
The Arts and Culture Projects team support UoB's academic schools to hire out their professional studio spaces, meeting rooms and technical facilities.
Visit Facilities
Visit Links, Contacts & Resources
The Arts and Culture Projects team collate and develop a range of links, contacts and resources that aim to support: local children and young people; prospective and current UoB students; local researchers; teachers, and local creative practitioners.
Visit Links, Contacts & Resources
Visit Team & Contact Details
Find out more about the Arts and Culture Projects team, their work across Bedfordshire and beyond, and relevant contact details.
Visit Team & Contact Details