About the contributors

Parminder Dosanjh is the Creative Director at Creative Black Country, an organisation working with communities in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton in England. They are currently a Tier Two organisation, partnered with Kulturvilla Nellie, a cultural centre in Lörrach in Germany. Their partnership, 'ENTER' was also part of the pilot Cultural Bridge year in 2022 - 2023. 

Further reading: Find out more about ENTER on the project page. You can also read Parminder's blog 'Doing things differently' which reflects on the wider impact the partnership is having on their organisation and catch up on recent activities via blogs from Stephanie Staib, project lead Kulturvilla Nellie and from the team at Creative Black Country.

Philipp Niese is a Project Coordinator in the EU team at VILLA Leipzig, a socio-cultural centre working with various communities in Leipzig. They are also a Tier Two organisation, partnered with Beyond Skin and DU Dance, both based in Northern Ireland. Their partnership 'Ode to Earth' first started during the 2022 - 2023 pilot year. 

Further reading: Find out more about Ode to Earth on the project page. You can also read an account of recent funded activities and understand how they are working together with young people in a recent blog by Sheena Kelly, Community Engagement Artist at DU Dance. 

2024 - 2025 funding

Cultural Bridge is currently inviting applications for its 2024-2025 programme. Applicants must read the full guidance before applying via the portal. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 22nd November 2023.  

Find out more.