The Mighty Creatives are supporting the development of Cultural Education Partnerships in priority areas across the East Midlands. Cultural and education organisations will come together to overcome deep-rooted inequalities of access.
These partnerships will:
Since 2015 The Mighty Creatives have invested £564,580 in cultural education across the East Midlands through the Cultural Life Fund. We have supported one national investment programme, 3 sustainable projects and 8 cultural education partnerships.
All investments are designed to support children and young people in the region having better access to high-quality cultural education. We have prioritised areas of need. Our cultural education partnerships specifically promote a locally coordinated, joined-up, cultural offer; designed to overcome the inequality of opportunity some children and young people face when accessing a cultural education.
Our 8 cultural education partnerships promote a locally coordinated, joined-up, cultural offer; designed to overcome the inequality of opportunity some children and young people face when accessing a cultural education.
If you are interested in any of the work being carried out by the partnerships, click on the links to contact the lead person in that area.
You can also see who is part of the cultural education community in these areas with the maps linked below. These highlight all major and accredited museums, all Arts Council supported National Portfolio Organisations, all Artsmark schools and all Arts Award Centres and supporters.
It's simple to use. The '+' or '-' tabs in the top left corner allows you to zoom in to street level and out across the region. The bullet point symbol in the pink title box is the key, and the paper filing symbol allows you to filter what you are seeing on the map according to the key's classification. Click on any symbol on the map and you get the contact details of the organisation.
With Arts Award forming the structure for a cultural curriculum this partnership is starting in Ashfield and Mansfield with a longer-term view to work across the county.
Small, grass-roots network looking to engage small cultural venues and organisations in the area, with a view to building significant Arts Award provision and longer term relationships with schools.
Small, grass-roots collaboration starting in Staveley with a 10 year view to expand across Chesterfield and Derbyshire. A holistic approach, involving schools / FE, arts organisations and businesses.
A strategic partnership with David Ross Education Trust and Royal and Derngate that aims to broaden cultural engagement and curriculum enrichment, initially in Corby, but with longer-term aims to work strategically across Northamptonshire.
All Arts Council England’s NPOs are supporting Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership. Their aim is to engage Derby’s schools and their young people with the City’s culture; exploring, expanding and enhancing the cultural education offer of the city.
The City Classroom has a focus on Primary Education and children with SEND. Engaging schools in high quality, locally-based arts provision, including Arts Award, across Leicester and Leicestershire.
Working across coastal Lincolnshire, Magna Vitae are supporting an emerging strategic Cultural Education Partnership.
ChalleNGe Nottingham is working strategically to provide a cultural education offer for all of Nottingham’s children and young people in and outside of formal education.
The Mighty Creatives have partnered with Children and the Arts to support local arts venues engage with new schools and their students through the Start programme. From September 2017 there will be 5 Start projects in the East Midlands. These will be hosted by: Attenborough Arts Centre, Déda, Nonsuch, Nottingham Contemporary and South Holland Centre.
Through this work Baby People have built links with schools, artists and Nottingham’s Music Education Hub. Working with some of the most disadvantaged young people in Nottingham this work has enabled urban arts to be used as a tool to engage and empower young people.
The Derbyshire Virtual Art School is adapting its Creative Mentoring model to develop a creative curriculum for young people in or leaving care that are at the greatest risk of leaving the educational system with no education, employment or training
Working across Leicestershire to support young people aged 5-18 engage with Arts Award through Dance; providing an opportunity for participants to develop their creativity and appreciation for culture, whilst increasing their physical health and well-being.
In 2013 The Mighty Creatives launched an investment programme to establish joined up strategic planning and development of the arts and cultural offer for schools in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham - a precursor to Cultural Education Partnerships we are working with now. An evaluation of this programme is available and in this film our artist Anthony Greentree brings to life this ‘local learning’ in partnership with Derby Theatre, The Spark Arts for Children and New Art Exchange.
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