Start West Midlands Children & the Arts is delighted to be working in partnership with Arts Connect to extend our work across the West Midlands. We are seeking three new partners to deliver three-year Start projects to begin in September 2018. 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 Cannock Chase, Sandwell, Tamworth, Walsall and Wolverhampton are invited to apply by Thursday 29 March 2018. Application Guidelines: West Midlands Application Form: West Midlands If you have any questions about Start or would like support with the application process, please contact Eibhlish Fleming, Senior Project Manager at [email protected].