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Young Empowerment for young people aged 16 – 25 years old

Launching TMC's Group School Offer 2021 – £2,500 bursaries for schools

Discover how to apply for a £2,500 bursary!
Are you connected to a network of schools interested in working together to develop your arts provision? Then our Group School Offer programme of support could help!

After the huge challenges of the last year, this programme will bring the opportunity for collaborative working, to build new partnerships and to re-energise for the coming year. It’s also a brilliant chance for a group of schools to focus collectively around a priority area, such as wellbeing.

The bursary is intended to pay for staff cover costs to enable the Specialist Arts Lead to have a devoted time to develop arts provision across the network.

The framework of the awards has been fundamental in the development of our arts provision.
Jamie Healy, Primary Enrichment Coordinator, David Ross Education Trust
As part of the offer, groups of schools involved in the programme will have access to:

  • Free tailored briefings on how Arts Award and Artsmark can benefit your group of schools
  • Free Arts Policy development workshop
  • Project Management support
  • Free ‘in house’ Arts Award training
  • Bespoke Artsmark Development Day for your network (for a minimum of 5 schools)
  • Promotion of your school group’s success through case studies.
This offer is open to schools in the East Midlands who:
  • Can demonstrate an established relationship with a group of other schools (at least 5) who are committed to developing arts activity across their network.
  • Can commit to at least 5 schools registering or re-registering with Artsmark and attending Artsmark Development Training by December 2021. Find out more about Artsmark here.
  • Have support from their Senior Leadership Team or Governing Bodies for their involvement in this work.
  • Have accessed pre-application support from The Mighty Creatives.
  • Applications are welcome from schools and organisations throughout the East Midlands but are particularly sought from DfE Category 5 and 6 Local Area Districts
9am Friday 25th June 2021 – Deadline for applications.
2nd July 2021 – Applicants informed of outcome.
Autumn term 2021  – Agree timetable of activity with TMC. Artsmark and Arts Award briefings for Senior Leadership Teams (delivered by TMC).
Autumn term 2021 – All schools register or re-register with Artsmark and attend/book onto Artsmark Development. Training by December 2021.
Spring term 2022 – Initial meetings with TMC Consultant to begin work on Arts Policy development. Attend Arts Award training.
March 2022 – Evaluation meeting with lead school.
Please download the application form and guidance below for more information.

If you’re interested in this offer, please get in touch for some pre-application support. You can contact the Artsmark team directly: or by phone 07725 660 525.
Please return your application to by 9am Friday 25th June 2021.

For more information visit the TMC  website HERE

Applications are open for young people aged 16 – 25 years old, who are based in the East Midlands to apply for a £500 bursary.


The Young Empowerment Fund invites young people to think of an idea for a creative project that will help with their personal development, develops their skills, and shares their creative voice.


Alongside the bursary, each participant will be offered a package of online support as part of the programme to help them with the delivery of their project. The programme runs from July 2021 until early December 2021 and all projects should be delivered by this end date. 


For further information about the Young Empowerment Fund, and for information on how to apply via our online form, please visit TMC website HERE


The deadline for applications is Tuesday 15th June at 9am


We also encourage applications from adults on behalf of a young person who may be vulnerable, has additional needs or who cannot access the online form themselves.

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