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Essex County Council Culture in Essex e-bulletin

The Essex County Council Cultural Development Team produce a regular e-bulletin, highlighting cultural events and opportunities within Essex. To subscribe please email culture@essex.gov.uk  


Essex Music Services

Essex Music Services provide services together with partner organisations countywide, including instrument tuition and workshops, instrument hire and purchase, tuition voucher schemes and concerts throughout the year.  


Essex Network of Artists’ Studios (ENAS)

ENAS is a support and development initiative for artists and studios across the county, funded by Essex County Council, firstsite and Arts Council England. With input from these organisations as well as consultation and support from eight ‘foundation’ studios, ENAS is a network for artists, for studios, for the public and for Essex.


Visit Essex

Visit Essex aim is to promote tourism, increase visitor numbers, increase the length of visits and generate income for the county. Working with visitor attractions, accommodation providers and other tourism related businesses (including the travel trade, media and wider partners), Visit Essex ensures that the county remains a leading visitor destination. Our work encompasses major marketing campaigns, high profile PR work, business support, and the management and promotion of the official Visit Essex brand.


Culture First

Culture First is a Social Enterprise supporting knowledge sharing, leadership development and transformation in the culture and sports sector.


Royal Opera House Bridge

Royal Opera House is one of ten national ‘Bridges’ that work across England to connect children and young people with great art and culture. Working directly with professionals in the Arts, Culture and Education sector we help support and strengthen networks and opportunities, through investment and advocacy.

Funded by the Arts Council England, ROH Bridge is based in Purfleet, Essex and works across Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North Kent. Over the next three years we will be making investments into local and regional work that supports children and young people’s creative learning.


Share Museums East

SHARE Museums East run a comprehensive programme of development opportunities for museums of all sizes and types. We support museums develop their skills across a range of topics including collections management, audience development, leadership, learning, and economic sustainability.


Essex Insight

Essex Insight is the neighbourhood information system and data observatory for Essex and the home of the Essex Joint Needs Assessment (JSNA) containing useful information and statistics on Essex and its population.