Working with artists and local people to create extraordinary experiences.

What do we do?

Bedford Creative Arts is a contemporary arts charity dedicated to commissioning high quality art with communities and working with artists to explore new developments in socially engaged art practice. Our work is focused outside the gallery space in social spaces and in schools in Bedford and Bedfordshire. See our Projects page to find out more.

We also produce The Culture Challenge programme for schools; the BedMID music inclusion programme; Creative Bedfordshire networking and manage seven artist studios from our building in the centre of Bedford.

We are delighted to be an Arts Award Supporter and are happy to hear from young people who are undertaking their Arts Award at any level. We are an Arts Award centre, and have Arts Award Advisers in our team covering Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver. Arts Award students are welcome to contact us to arrange a phone call or meeting with our Youth Participation Producer to discuss how we can help you best. We have an established work experience programme and can offer short-term placements for young people who are undertaking Arts Award Silver or Gold.

Bedford Creative Arts is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and a registered charity.

Our Registered Charity No. is 1119555.              Company Limited by Guarantee 5305188.

Our Partners

We work with a wide range of partners to deliver our programmes. Current partners include Central Bedfordshire Libraries, Royal Opera House Bridge, BPHA, Bedford Borough Council, Music in Detention, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Please get in touch if you would like to work with us.

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