Creative Careers

Highlighting Creative Careers in the West Midlands   During National Careers Week (6th to 11th March 2023) Arts Connect supported nine fun and engaging Creative Careers events for and with young people across the West Midlands, to showcase, signpost and promote the array of diverse career opportunities that are available across the arts and cultural sector.…

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Report Launch: Building Digital Strategies for Museums: Co-creating Innovative Solutions to Connect Museums and Schools

Building digital strategies for museums: Co-creating innovative solutions to connect museums and schools   This session will launch the findings of a research project commissioned by Arts Connect and delivered by Coventry University.   When: Wednesday 29th March Time: 10.30 – 11.15 am Venue: Online Cost: Fully Funded – however places are limited   Presenters:…

Arts Connect Transition Grant

Transition Grant Announcement We are pleased to share that we have been awarded a Transition Grant by Arts Council England. This will give us the next 7 months to develop a future for the practice and legacy of Arts Connect once our work as the regional Bridge ends in March. We are grateful to ACE…

National Careers Week 6th – 11th March 2023

Highlighting Creative Careers in the West Midlands   Arts Connect are supporting nine fun and engaging Creative Careers events for and with young people across the West Midlands during National Careers Week (6th to 11th March) to showcase, signpost and promote the array of diverse career opportunities that are available across the arts and cultural…

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Let’s Craft – An Appeal

Crafts Council, Hobbycraft and regional partners across England, of which Arts Connect are one, have teamed up to launch Let’s Craft – an appeal to place 20,000 craft packs into the hands of children who don’t have access to art and craft supplies at home. Making with our hands is life-affirming and helps our mental…

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Power of Partnerships

We are delighted to announce that Arts Connect, Festival Bridge and The Mighty Creatives have created the Power of Partnerships project. This project brought together LCEPs (Local Cultural Education Partnerships) across East Anglia and the Midlands, to share learning and best practice. As a legacy of the project, we have launched the POP website, which…

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Creative Digital Leadership Symposium

Date: Wednesday 1st March Time: 10.00 – 15.00 Location: Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham   Join us to discover how arts and culture professionals in the West Midlands are exploring ways of working creatively with innovative digital approaches to transform their practice and engage with new audiences.   Participants from Arts Connect’s Creative Digital Leadership programme…

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Arts Connect’s Moonbeams Early Years Conference 2023

Moonbeams Eclipses ‘Major Moments We Remember Forever’ : Insights in developing resilience in early years through arts and creativity Keynote Speakers: Joseph Coelho, Poet, Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2022-24 Professor Chris Pascal, Co-director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood Professor Rachel Holmes, Manchester Metropolitan University   Date: 27th February 2023 Time: Registration from 9.15am…