London statistics by borough and compiled by A New Direction

A New Direction acts as Arts Council England's 'Bridge organisation' for London, connecting young people with great arts and culture.

Bridge organisations:

  • facilitate networks and make sure there is an ongoing dialogue across the arts, culture and education sectors
  • help schools identify and access arts and cultural opportunities
  • help other arts and cultural organisations, including museums and libraries, to bring the cultural experiences that they offer to more children and young people

A New Direction have a research programme that underpins all of their work, and provides important context behind the key challenges faced by young people, schools and the cultural sector in London, enabling them to develop practical solutions and partnerships to address the issues.

Below is a range of statistics by borough that you will find useful when describing the Lewisham context to funders. other research by A New Direction can be found here.