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The Covid-19 emergency has required us to ask, ‘what is a post-Covid-19 world going to look like?’ We are in a period of huge change and the current crisis is having a significant impact on schools and our regions’ children and young people. There are many questions to consider and changes to be made. The Mighty Creatives wants to support creative activity, involving Arts Award, within the Education sector in these challenging times. Creativity is essential in supporting the wellbeing and mental health of both pupils and staff and we want to help ensure the continued inclusion of arts and creativity in school.
It is expected that the young people you work with through this grant will successfully complete their Arts Award through this fund. Meaning completing a successful moderation for Explore, Bronze, silver or Gold levels and submitting names to Trinity for Discover certification.
We welcome applications from schools who are currently Arts Award Centres or at least have a trained adviser within your setting. You can be at any point along your Arts Award delivery journey. You must:
Schools can apply for a grant of up to £1000. Value for money will be considered when assessing applications. We will also consider the level of planned delivery, amount of young people involved, requirements of the young people involved and the individual plan of each school to develop and move forward with Arts Award during the current challenging climate.
We will also provide each school with a ‘121 support session’ with an Arts Award specialist during delivery, to help with any challenges, discuss progress and provide support along this journey.
The grant can be spent on the following:
You will be expected to set your own deadline for completion of your supported activity and will be asked to provide an end-point evaluation. All activity must be completed by 30th July 2021.
You will need to clearly articulate the key outputs of accessing this fund.
If you are applying for the maximum grant amount, you will be expected to deliver a minimum number of awards against certain levels:
For other levels and grant amounts requested, we will take into consideration the amount of young people when assessing your application.
NB These numbers are guidance, if you feel your organisation has other considerations (e.g. working in a SEN setting or a small school) please get in touch with us. The number on your application will be included in your grant agreement with The Mighty Creatives.
More information on certification and moderation costs can be found here.
If you have any questions about this offer or wish to speak to someone within the Arts Award team for any further information, you can reach us on 0116 2616 834.