UK wide stakeholder group launched to plug into Europe wide creative project looking at the impact of migration
Today, on International Children's Day, a UK wide stakeholder group was launched which will explore the best ways possible of contributing to a European project designed to address the issue of migration and provide inspiring but practical solutions for young migrants and host communities.
Risk:Change, is a £3m project being delivered by organisations across 10 European nations and The Mighty Creatives are the projects' UK lead. Run over 4 years, Risk:Change aims to design, develop and implement artistic and cultural solutions to connect new migrants and host communities in order to improve cross community understanding, enhance community cohesion and develop solutions which can be scaled up.
Risk:Change UK is a stakeholder group which will explore how creative and arts organisations across the UK can help the project develop stimulating, innovative touring exhibitions, web and mobile applications and inspiring training programmes to secure these aims.
Dr Nick Owen MBE, The Mighty Creatives CEO, said: 'This is a very exciting development. The interest and energy brought to this programme by the partners already engaged is opening up new possibilities, offering new ways of working. The door isn't closed. If you think you or your organisation has something to offer or could benefit from the programme of work, we are keen to hear from you.'
The organisations already part of the network are:
Project Polska, Derby Theatre, Lincolnshire County Council, City of Sanctuary, University of Lincoln, CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, De Montfort University, Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV), body>data>space, Writing East Midlands, The Race Equality Centre Leicester, Charnwood Arts, Soft Touch Arts, Derbyshire Children's Services, Baca, Art Reach, Glebelands Primary School Leicester, Nottingham Lakeside Arts
The Mighty Creatives are a charity believe that access to play, creativity and culture is vital, significantly affecting how children and young people do at school, their health, their life chances. We believe creative talent is everywhere but are concerned that opportunities to be creative are not. We exist to change this. We create opportunities to be creative and connect the partners that provide them. Our aims are to
So, at The Mighty Creatives we secure and manage investment, promote and support quality practice and collective impact, build partnerships & collaborations, provide training and resources and manage programmes of community based projects.
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