Without Walls – Samantha’s Blog

As part of a series of blogs from our Youth Board, member Samantha shows us a sneak peek of the Without Walls exhibition and talks more about the process behind the event in September.

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My Experience of Creative Opportunities for Children in Hospital

Student paediatric nurse Ashleigh took on a month long placement with us at The Mighty Creatives to work on her Creative Writing Packs – a project for children and young people in hospitals in Nottinghamshire. Here she reflects on the work she’s produced and her time at TMC.

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Top 10 Music Resources for Children, Young People, and those who work with them

To continue with the legacy of music in the UK for future generations and ensure children and young people can continue to gain from the mental and physical benefits of music education, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best music resources for all age groups and the people who work with them.

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TMC Hosts Creative Workshops at Nottingham Schools

Children at two Nottingham primary schools have improved their emotional confidence through art after taking part in action painting and drawing workshops.

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Printmaking Workshop at Lincolnshire School

A day of creative printmaking for pupils a Lincolnshire primary school to help build their emotional confidence through art.

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My Experiences of Mentoring Children in Primary School Settings

Secondary school teacher and Creative Mentor Laura reflects on her journey as a Creative Mentor with TMC and the inspiration she gets from primary aged mentees.

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What is Creative Mentoring? Guest Blog by Richard Stone

Creative Mentor Richard reflects on what Creative Mentoring means to him and the children and young people who benefit. Here, he speaks on the benefits of Creative Mentoring and some highlights from working with children and young people in need.

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Nottingham Boss Bike Ride: Riding Towards the Volcanoes of Ratcliffe-on-Soar

Our CEO Nick took on the latest leg of our Boss Bike Rides campaign last week, and shared his reflections on our changing world against the backdrop of the iconic Ratcliffe-on-Soar cooling towers.

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Fighting for Creativity in Education

Following news that several universities and other higher education institutes are beginning to scrap humanities and arts-centred degrees we’re taking a look at the importance of creativity in education, now and for the future.

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World Youth Skills Day 2022

Did you know today is World Youth Skills Day? Celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, work, and entrepreneurship. This year’s theme is ‘Transforming Youth Skills for the Future’.

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A Day in the Life – Communications Coordinator

Our Comms Coordinator, Hope takes us along on a day in her role at TMC, from leading meetings, to creating content for socials, let’s see what she’s up to!

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Arts Award Futures Fund

The Arts Award Futures Fund provides grants of up to £1,500 to organisations currently registered as Arts Award Centres (and their connected trained advisers) to support them to pilot, embed or develop Arts Award and creative activity across the current year and beyond 2023.

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How can arts and cultural education benefit the mental wellbeing of children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities?

SEND students can face a number of barriers when navigating the education system – here’s how arts and culture can help!

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TMC Group School Offer 2022 Round 2 now open! – £2,500 bursaries for schools

Are you connected to a network of schools interested in working together to develop your arts provision? Then our Group School Offer programme of support could help!

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Save the date for Without Walls

The Mighty Creatives’ Youth Board invite you to Without Walls, a weeklong celebration of the power of the arts, created by children and young people of the East Midlands.

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Sophiya’s story

Sophiya tells us about her experiences of YEF, how it’s supported her to take on new projects, and how it’s helped to inspire her future.

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Inviting a new conversation on the value of arts and culture in education and beyond

Four decades have passed since The Arts in Schools: Principles, practice and provision was published. Share your thoughts and reflections to be included in a report later this year.

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Celebrating Love Arts Award Week 2022

This week we’re celebrating Love Arts Award! Discover why it’s so loved and how you can apply for £1000 to get it started in your school or education setting…

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£4,000 Digital Development Grants available – now open for applications!

Apply now for a £4000 grant, available for organisations to trial and test ideas around digital delivery across a 12-month period.

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Learning Leadership Skills with Boss Bike Rides

Our European WellBe partner Yonko along with his son Christian took part in their own Boss Bike Ride in Bulgaria! Below Yonko reflects on the importance of leadership – something our Boss Bike Rides campaign champions in all paths.

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My Creative Track – A Pathway to Arts and Culture  

My Creative Track is a themed framework that has been developed to help guide children and young people in care, and the adults who support them (Foster Carers, Key Workers, Social Workers, Designated Teachers, Residential Home Workers etc.), to engage with a journey of arts and cultural experiences.

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Arts Award Start Up Packages: Young People’s Settings

The Mighty Creatives (TMC) are offering a limited number of support packages for young people’s settings who want to deliver the Arts Award qualification for the first time or progress their delivery to a new level.

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Arts Award Start Up Packages for Schools and Colleges

The Mighty Creatives (TMC) are offering a limited number of support packages for schools, colleges and formal education settings who want to deliver the Arts Award qualification for the first time or progress their delivery to a new level.

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Megan: My experience of being a Kickstarter

Megan tells us about her experience as a Kickstarter on the DWP’s Kickstart Scheme, in her role at TMC helping to bring the charity’s brand to life…

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The Art of Creative Mentoring – Empowering Artists and Creative Mentors to Support Children in Need and in Care Across the East Midlands 

In October 2021, we received the great news that we had been successful in applying for a grant from Foyle Foundation to support the development of a training programme for artists and Creative Mentors.

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Young Empowerment Fund 2022 – Open for Applications!

Are you aged between 16 and 25? Do you live in the East Midlands? Do you have an idea for a creative project that needs support to get off the ground?

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Arts Award Youth Board Artist Commission

We’re looking for an artist and trained Arts Award adviser to lead the delivery of Arts Award in schools along with our TMC Youth Board.

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Help, advice and resources for young people feeling overwhelmed by news about the war in Ukraine

We’ve pulled together some videos, links, and other information to help you make sense of the news about the war in Ukraine.

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TMC’S Mighty Hub – Mr Holly’s New Top 10!

Mr Holly – regional creative producer – gave us a run down of some of his highlights on the TMC Mighty Hub!

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