Creative Minds

Creatively Supporting Young People with Additional Needs

Creative Minds written in orange and blue as a logo

Creative Minds

Creative Minds is “a learning disability led discussion about quality, leadership, inclusion and collaboration in the Arts”

The Creative Bridges team have attended a meeting at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester to discuss the next steps needed in the cultural sector to create more opportunities for young people with learning difficulties or additional needs in the arts.

We discussed the need to share practice, evaluation methods and opportunities.  Concern was also raised that funding for arts commissioning programme “Unlimited” that enables new work by disabled artists to reach UK and international audiences will end in 2020, and the question of what will replace this?

Creative Minds aims to set up a Midlands hub which puts young peoples voices at the forefront of the discussion.  We also hope to share and appreciate what has been achieved to date.  With that in mind, take a look at Backstage in Biscuitland by the Tourette’s Hero, Jess Thom.  The show celebrates creative spontaneity and how it can be a major part of the creative process.