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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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Wellbeing, Creativity and Young People: A Guide for Education Professionals - download for free!

Prepared by Jo Stockdale, founder of Well Within Reach, and commissioned by The Mighty Creatives, this free Wellbeing, Creativity and Young People guide is designed specifically for education professionals.

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Launching our new Creative Communities Fund!

Our new Creative Communities Fund offers critical support for cultural sector organisations to readdress the needs of children and young people in the East Midlands.

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It all started with a vision.

Young Empowerment Fund (YEF) participant, Sarah, discusses her project and being a funding recipient.

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Apply for a grant of up to £1,000 for your school’s network!

The Mighty Creatives invite schools to apply for a grant of up to £1000 to support networking and collaborative working for schools in your area. The grant is available for all schools in the East Midlands region.

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Launching our Group School Offer 2021/2022 Round 2 – £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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Jess's story: Overcoming isolation through music in lockdown

We spoke to Jess Fisher, a young disabled musician who works with local arts organisations, to find out more about her creative social action project funded by TMC.

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Leicester Heritage Action Zone - Summer Workshop!

Are you looking for something different to get involved in over the Summer Holidays? Want to develop your photography and audio skills? Want to help to make Leicester City Centre a better place? Why not join our Heritage Action Zone session? 

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Join our Youth Board!

Are you aged 16-21 and passionate about the creative industries, arts and culture? Do you want to have your voice heard and make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the East Midlands?

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Digital Development Grants

We have grants available for £4000 each to support organisations and individuals in the East Midlands.

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Have your say: Wellbeing survey for students, teachers and parents

Are you a teacher or parent of secondary school students? Or are you a young person aged 14-18? How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected you?

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The Mighty Media Masterclass

Call out for Young People aged 14-19 to take part in 2-day masterclass with The Mighty Creatives, Creative Forum and Rofl Audio.

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