A secondary aged boy is shown how to mould clay by an adult

We are delighted to announce the most recent recipients of Arts Award funding in the West Midlands.

Ledbury Poetry Festival £500

‘Discover in a Day’ as part of the Poetry Out Loud festival for schools

The New Art Gallery Walsall £500

In partnership with Park Hall Junior Academy, a ‘Discover in a Day’ where pupils visit the Gallery

Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery £500

Heritage of Leek as a centre of silk weaving and embroidery with school visits

Office for Art, Design and Technology £500

In partnership with Vivid Projects the Dot.Art project will engage young people through the lens of ‘Children as Tactical Media Participants’ (a 2001 essay) for which visiting practitioners will teach creation of interactive computer art/games and coding. Future Arts Award plans to develop a live code club and a psycho-geography camera phone project

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum  £500

Two 6-week courses over summer based around textiles exhibition

‘On The Edge’ Fusion Youth Orchestra  £500

Part of Next Generations’ Streetestra – a multi-art form dance and music project through school and community centre outreach

Regents Park Community Primary School  £500

Extend their current Explore offer to support more pupils. Linked to The Big Sleuth project and includes visits to Ikon and BMAG and utilising on-site Forest School

Compton Verney  £1,500

Partnership with Campion School, Stratford School and Round Oak school to introduce Arts Awards and support the final phase of their Start programme

NAS Church Lawton  £500

Whole school engaged in Arts Award on the theme of nature with aim of building positive relationships with parents and the local community

Castle Wood School  £500

The awards will be rolled out across the whole school to reward pupil participation in an art collection and exhibition taking place later in the year.

Penn Fields Special School  £500

In collaboration with Wolverhampton Camera Obscura Project, the project is set in allotments next to school site. There are plans to integrate this into a wider programme of work and engage sixth form pupils

Participate Contemporary Artspace  £500

The town centre hub for visual arts in Shropshire are creating a summer Art School programme aimed at school leavers, primary to secondary, and secondary to tertiary, with input from 15 artist practitioners

Motionhouse  £500

Workforce Development fund recipient now planning to lead on Arts Award and plan to start by offering out to children and young people attending their summer programmes

Northfield Arts Forum  £500

Up-cycling textiles and performance project and providing professional development for two staff members

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