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 artistic engagement;
- 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.
Making It Better
A web toolkit for planning children & young people’s arts mental health projects
Over the last 30 years, there has been growing recognition for the impact arts and cultural projects can have on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Yet there is often a skills and experience gap between artists’ and organisations’ confidence in the impacts of their work and their ability to evidence this effectively to funders and partners.
We have developed our online Making It Better Toolkit to support all those planning and delivering creative projects for children and young people with mental health and wellbeing outcomes by addressing that gap. By focusing on data, where it can be sourced, how you collect and use it, the Toolkit is designed to provide a wealth of insight that can be adapted to the needs and focus of many creative projects, especially those in Arun.
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.
Making It Better toolkit
Over the last 30 years, there has been growing recognition for the impact arts and cultural
Date Created: 13th Jul 2021
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
LOVE Local High Street Family Events Programme in Littlehampton
This summer, Artswork are teaming up with Littlehampton Town Council and Arun District Council,
Date Created: 29th Jun 2021
New grant funding available for creative projects working with children and young people in Arun
The Arun Inspires programme of cultural investment for children and young people in the District
Date Created: 22nd Jun 2021