Current Tenders

Goal 5 Young Leaders EMerge Grant Opportunity

The aim of this one day event, backed by EMBridge (East Midland Bridge) The Mighty Creatives, is to introduce 5-25 year olds in the East Midlands to a wide and diverse range of arts and culture. The Mighty Creatives are looking for accessible, vibrant, collaborative and celebratory experiences that bring people together in their communities and across the region.

We welcome applications from groups of young people themselves and the application may be of interest to:

• Young Producers Groups
• Young Leaders Groups
• Young Person Event Groups etc.

The grant is also available to organisations who work with young people in the East Midlands including:
• Arts and Cultural organisations (including museums and libraries).
• Youth Justice settings
• Community Organisations
• Schools
• Further or Higher Education settings
• Any other settings where young people could benefit from an arts event.

You will put on your own event on the 14th February 2015 as part of a series of events happening across the East Midlands as part of the EMerge Events Day. This is an idea imagined and designed by our Goal 5 Young Leaders Group.

Please complete the application the application form here and send to by 12pm on 31st October.

Or by post to:
The Mighty Creatives (TMC), LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE

If you have any queries about this opportunity please contact

EMBridge Tender:
Evaluation of Local Learning Investments Programme

The Mighty Creatives is the Bridge organisation for the East Midlands (EMBridge), working collaboratively to achieve our goals. Because we are committed to helping more children access more great art and culture more of the time so that they are able to develop their own cultural lives and capabilities and shape art and culture in their communities, we are asking what needs to be different to:

1. increase engagement in arts and culture;
2. overcome duplication and under-utilisation in the current cultural offer;
3. secure sustainable growth of high quality arts and cultural provisions with, by and for children and young people, their families, schools and communities.

The programme to be evaluated is the Local Learning Investments Programme. One of our EMBridge priorities is to galvanise partnerships between arts and cultural organisations and schools to improve children and young people's engagement in arts and culture. Our ambition is for cultural education to become more sustainable and change more tangible. The Local Learning Investments Programme is a strategic initiative that aims to deliver high quality cultural education strategies and innovative curriculum activities in and outside of school – drawing on local places as a resource for learning, e.g. histories, people, buildings, arts and cultural organisations and communities. Our key objective is to increase investment in arts and culture for children and young people by securing new funds, pooling resources and aligning programmes.

Please click here to download the full tender and details. A briefing paper around the programme can also be found here

Please contact if you have any queries.
Completed applications should be returned electronically to

Application Deadline: 12pm, 12th September 2014


Arts Award Grants 2014-15

As the East Midlands Bridge organisation we have been working with Trinity College London to develop Arts Award within our region. Arts Award offers young people an inspiring arts and culture journey. Each path can take a different direction – from fashion to film-making, from dance to design, from photography to poetry. Whichever route they choose to follow, young people are always in the driving seat.

Arts Award's unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills.

This year we have developed an Arts Award Grants Programme to extend the reach of Arts Award and to further develop where and how Arts Award is being delivered to young people in the region.

You can apply for up to £5,000 to help you to develop or start your Arts Award offer.

To find out more click here and to dowload an application form please click here.

If you would like to find out more about Arts Award Training please click here.

Application deadlines: Round 1 - 9am 30 April 2014 | Round 2 - 9am 30 June 2014 | Round 3: 9am 6 October 2014

We are also offering regional Arts Award Information and Guidance Seminars. These are open to anyone interested in applying for our Grant Programme or for those wanting to find out more about Arts Award.

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 | Derby
The derby seminar can be booked here

Thursday 11th September | Nottingham
The Nottingham seminar can be booked here

You can book your FREE place by clicking here.



Goal 5 Young Leaders EMerge Grant Opportunity Final.pdf

Tender: Evaluation of Local Learning Investments Programme

Arts Award Grants info

Arts Award Grant application form

Briefing_Paper_Local Learning Investments.pdf