Arts-based Learning Fund to enable pupils thrive with arts-based learning

Funding is available for work which enables pupils, particularly those experiencing systemic inequality or disadvantage, to thrive through engagement with arts-based learning.

You can apply at any time, there are no deadlines.

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the way in which systemic inequality and barriers to learning have a huge impact on the life chances of children and young people. The disruption to education during Covid-19 has led to significant learning loss which has disproportionately impacted those pupils already experiencing barriers to engaging in education. The disruption has also adversely affected children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing through loss of structure, social connection and safe space. We want to support work that tackles this challenge head on.

The fund is particularly interested in applications with a focus on the following areas (not all applications need to include all of these aspects):

  • support for pupils who experience systemic disadvantage to access and make progress in their learning;
  • creating more opportunities for high quality arts-based teaching and learning in education settings, especially in those which have not had this work in the past;
  • exploring the role of arts-based learning in addressing issues of inclusion, especially racism, in education;
  • effective practice in digital and blended arts-based teaching and learning;
  • enabling arts-based learning to be embedded in curricula and practice for the long-term.

You can find out more information and how to apply here.

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