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The Mighty Creatives

The Mighty Creatives is an Arts Council England bridge organisation.

Its programmes and partnerships prepare children and young people for a lifetime of leadership, innovation and enterprise by giving them the creative skills to drive positive change in their lives and communities.

Its work is driven by the opinions and needs of children and young people. It aims to showcase best practice in using the voices and creativity of young people to develop our organisation. It also aims to influence outside organisations to proactively involve young people in their planning, day-to-day operations and evaluation.

About bridge organsations

As part of our goal to make sure that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture, Arts Council England funds a network of 10 bridge organisations as part of the National portfolio. Each of these will use their experience and expertise to connect children and young people, schools and communities with art and culture.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £900,000
  • 2013-2014: £923,220
  • 2014-2015: £947,408

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The Mighty Creatives: Conferences and Events

The Mighty Creatives (TMC) is the young people's creative development agency for the East Midlands. Our programmes and partnerships prepare children and young people for a lifetime of leadership, innovation and enterprise by giving them the creative skills to drive positive change in their lives and communities. As the East Midlands Bridge organisation, we are here to support and secure sustainable growth in the provision of high quality arts and culture provision with, by and for children and young people. We put together schedules of training and network events designed to share best practise and help you engage with more young people.

The Mighty Creatives Artsmark Primary Schools Film

Artsmark is Arts Council England's flagship programme which enables schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. It is delivered by Trinity College London and TMC EMBridge drives participation in the region. Here two East Midlands Primary Schools and their pupils tell us why they love Artsmark.

TMC EMBridge Locally Based Partner: The Core at Corby Cube

'Priority' is The Core's EMBridge Locally Based Partner programme for Corby, working to ensure that cultural engagement and access to opportunities for young people grows alongside rapid regeneration of the local area. Tribes Youth Club is a group of around 20 enthusiastic and positive learning disabled individuals and volunteers who know each other well. This video explains a little bit more about the Priority project.

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The Mighty Creatives (Cultural) Life of the Child: Summit #2 The Primary Years

A summary of key notes and delegate responses to our Primary Years Summit - the second in a series of events bringing together children's service leaders, practitioners and educators from across the East Midlands to look at what makes a #goodchildhood. The summits will identify what children and young people need and how sectors respond in the way that we work together now and into the future. Our next summit will focus on the next stage of childhood - 12-15 years and will be held at the Riverside Centre, Derby on 18 June 2014. Book now here: https://culturallifeofthechild-11-15yrs.eventbrite.co.uk Find out more here http://richardtmc.tumblr.com/ and at www.themightycreatives.com/events

The Bank of TMC - supporting young people to start-up a business or grow a business

The Bank of TMC is an initiative that provides bespoke business start-up support to creative young people aged 16 to 25 years old. At a time when there is a great deal of negativity about young people and high youth unemployment, The Mighty Creatives offers an ambitious programme to help change this picture. Get involved: http://www.themightycreatives.com/page/About-the-Bank-of-TMC/73

Arts Award In Schools #EMBridge

Find out more about Arts Award in schools from teachers and pupils. First presented at The Mighty Creatives East Midlands Regional Arts Award Conference.

The (Cultural) Life of the Child Summit #1: Early Years

A summary of key notes and delegate responses to our Early Years Summit - the first in a series of events bringing together children's service leaders, practitioners and educators from across the East Midlands to look at what makes a #goodchildhood. The summits will identify what children and young people need and how sectors respond in the way that we work together now and into the future. Our next summit will focus on the next stage of childhood - 5-11 years and will be held at the Riverside Centre, Derby on 8 Feb 2014. Book now here: https://culturallifeofthechild-5-11yrs.eventbrite.co.uk Find out more here http://richardtmc.tumblr.com/ and at www.themightycreatives.com/events

Actively involving children and young people in decision making

Find out more about TMC's participation training, and how Déda went on to achieve the Hear by Right Award as a result of taking part in the course.

Richard Gerver's invitation to join him with TMC at The (Cultural) Life of the Child Summits

Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He joins The Mighty Creatives in chairing a major new event and publication series, The (Cultural) Life of the Child. Here he explains why it's never been more important to create a meaningful system based on powerful dialogue that meets the challenges and needs of our children and young people. For more information on The Mighty Creatives The (Cultural) Life of the Child Summits click here or book your place now here https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7799720173/?ref=estw fb/TheMightyCreatives | @MightyCreatives #goodchildhood

Introduction to TMC Cultural Life of Child Summits

The Mighty Creatives (TMC) is holding the first summit in a major new event and publication series, The (Cultural) Life of the Child. For an invited audience of decision-makers, the events will take the form of a series of strategic summits, one for each phase of childhood (0-5, 5-11, 12-17, 18+). The two confirmed dates for the Summits are: - Friday 18 October 2013 - Early Years Summit - Wednesday 5 February 2014 - 5-11 Years Summit Find out more here http://www.themightycreatives.com/event/The-Cultural-Life-of-the-Child-Summits/14 fb/TheMightyCreatives @MightyCreayives #goodchildhood

Sam on the Mighty Recruitment Team

Find out more about what it's like to work with The Mighty Creatives

All about TMC Board Academy

TMC's first Board Academy Programme provides experiential learning to young people who are trustees of arts and cultural organisations. The Academy has brought together trustees from different organisations to learn and share ideas, providing tailored levels of support for the trustees and and their mentors. The process also directly involves host organisations to ensure the transfer of learning and to best support the young people involved. This is what our participants think about the programme so far. If you are a young person nor an organisation who is interested in this programme please contact Mary Mills, Participation and Accreditation Manager on 07540 668249 or at mary@themightycreatives.com

EMBridge Locally Based Partner County Youth Arts DAP project

EMBridge Locally Based Partner County Arts introduces their Disability Arts Partnership(DAP) Project

TMC EMBRIDGE YOUNG PEOPLE ON ARTS AND CULTURE

In 2012 East Midlands Bridge organisation (EMBridge) The Mighty Creatives, commissioned Dubit to profile young people's engagement with arts and culture from across the region as part of their intelligence gathering activity. The responses here supplement a more detailed report which fed into the East Midlands State of the Region 2012 available on www.themightycreatives.com.

Moving Together Arts Award promo

Moving Together are a social enterprise backed by The Bank of TMC (The Mighty Creatives). They have delivered over 100 Arts Awards in Leicester - this video gives you an idea of what this looked like in just a few of the schools and what the children said about doing the Award - golden! #EMBridge

THE MIGHTY CREATIVES: OUR WORLD RESIDENTIAL

OUR WORLD is a project run by The Mighty Creatives. It is a project that gives young people an opportunity to tell the world what they care about and how they want to make a difference. This is your world, have your say...

TMC: Be Mighty Be Creative Award winners 2011

Forest Lodge Primary School in Leicester produced this film with Lunchbox Films after winning an award with The Mighty Creatives

TMC: Think Tank 2

In March 2011, 30 people gathered at the Fairplay Centre in Chesterfield to preview the second Everyone's a Winner film, consider what the creative professionals from across the cultural sector said in response to what young people presented in the original film about their experiences of learning in a creative school. The purpose of the event was to collect together ideas and solutions to influence how TMC build their next training and skills opportunities. The young people and adults involved came from Tibshelf School in Derbyshire, Thrybergh Youth Centre in Rotherham and The Mighty Creatives. The session was facilitated by Creative Agent David Matthews, with support from Creative Forum and included performances by Magician Ben Z

TMC: Listen to us and Progress

A short film produced by young people and Citizen 598.

TMC: R Museums 4 U?

Calling all young people aged 13-25 in the East Midlands and East of England. MLA are running this competition to gather information about what young people think of museums. WIN a Flip Camera (entries must be received by January 31 2011).

TMC: The Death of a Legoman

An artistic short film based on Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Produced by pupils from St Paul's Catholic School and Pedestrian Arts as part of the Creating for Success project organised by The Mighty Creatives and Find Your Talent.

TMC: Come with Me

An artistic short film based on Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Produced by pupils from St Paul's Catholic School and Pedestrian Arts as part of the Creating for Success project organised by The Mighty Creatives and Find Your Talent.

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