A 3-year cultural development programme focussed on children and young people in the District of Arun which includes the towns of Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Arundel.
Arun Inspires aims to advance the cultural offer for Arun’s children and young people, developing progressive and meaningful new creative opportunities for, with and by children, and working in partnership with the cultural, education, youth and community sectors to ensure long-term sustainable impact.
The programme blends:
- direct investment;
- partnership working;
- strategic oversight; and
- infrastructure support for organisations delivering locally.
The programme’s key priorities are to:
- build the potential and aspiration of Arun’s young people through meaningful
- innovate through the arts in Arun;
- support regeneration and increased pride of place;
- network and upskill local organisations and freelancers;
- improve connections between schools and local arts organisations.
Arun is a largely coastal district in West Sussex, to the West of Adur & Worthing and East of Chichester. Many wards in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton are classed within the highest 20% of the Indices of Deprivation (with three wards in the highest 10% nationally). There are no Arts Council Portfolio Organisations in the District, although there are a wealth of small cultural enterprises and a growing digital sector. The University of Chichester has recently opened a campus in Bognor Regis. The Coast2Capital LEP recognise the Coastal strip, which includes both Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, as being at greater risk of long term impacts from Covid due to their reliance on the tourism and hospitality sectors, which disproportionately employ younger people (source: West Sussex Skills & Employment Report 2021).
Artswork is also supporting the work of a new Cultural Education Partnership (CEP) in West Sussex, whose activity will include a focus on the District of Arun. For further info see here.
Angmering School Public Sculpture Project
Artist Tim Ward has been running workshops at Angmering School since November 2020, exploring the
Date Created: 19th Apr 2021
Arun Inspires: Creative Return Application
In response to the impact of COVID-19, through the 3-year Arun Inspires programme, Artswork are
Format: Word Document
Date Created: 30th Nov 2020
Angmering student designs for new village sculpture selected
Three Year 9 students from the Angmering School have been named as winners in a competition to help
Date Created: 5th May 2021
New funding announced for groups working with vulnerable children and young people in the Arun District
As part of the Arun Inspires programme of cultural investment for children and young people in the
Date Created: 30th Nov 2020