Rotherham schools set for creative boost

by | 14 June 2024 | Art, Children's Group, Rother

The team behind Rotherham’s ambitious Children’s Capital of Culture initiative has announced new funding to help local schools offer more creative activities to pupils.

Children’s Capital of Culture will help local schools to achieve the prestigious Artsmark Award through a new £10,000 pot of funding provided by Arts Council England. The funding will be split across several different schools in the area and can be used to pay for creative activities, equipment, trips, events and visits from creative facilitators and artists.

Sarah Christie, Programme Manager at Children’s Capital of Culture, explains: “This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to boost their arts, culture and creativity curriculum with specialist support from Artsmark, and work with other local schools on collaborative creative events for Children’s Capital of Culture festival year in 2025. We’re looking for innovative and exciting ideas and an enthusiasm for creative learning!”

To apply, schools will be required to answer the question: ‘What creative activities would you like to see in your school and your local area in 2025 for Children’s Capital of Culture, and why?’ Applications should be sent to ccoc@rotherham.gov.uk by Monday 1st July. Schools will be informed of the outcome of their applications by Friday 19th July.