Start East Midlands Children & the Arts is delighted to be working in partnership with The Mighty Creatives to extend our work across the East Midlands. We are seeking four new partners to deliver three-year Start projects to start in September 2017. Each will deliver a programme of activity that is designed to meet regional priorities identified by local Cultural Education Partnerships as part of Arts Council England’s Cultural Education Challenge. Programmes will include cultural visits, professional development opportunities for teachers, education work linked to the national curriculum and the opportunity for the participating children and young people to engage in critical analysis and develop their own creative responses. The programme will also enable children and young people to achieve Arts Award and participating schools to gain Artsmark. Cultural organisations based in the East Midlands are invited to apply by Friday 31 March 2017. Application form Application guidelines If you have any questions about Start or would like support with the application process, please contact Lydia Lewison, Senior Programme Manager at [email protected].