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Creative activity packs that use arts and culture to boost wellbeing for children, young people and families.

Engaging vulnerable children with arts activities and resources to boost their emotional wellbeing and growth mindset.

About

Arts Drop was borne out of a desire to reach and engage vulnerable children in their own homes and care settings. Using the power of arts, culture and creativity to improve children's emotional wellbeing and develop a growth mindset.

As social distancing persists, Arts Drop continues as a way for organistations to support health and wellbeing. We work collaboratively with local authorities and artists and cultural organisations to create activities that are accessible for all children and young people.  Find out more about how to work with us on our Collaborate page.

Now, more than ever, creativity has the power to improve wellbeing.

Arts Drop is pioneering a new approach to engage vulnerable children and young people to deliver creativity directly to their homes. Linking artists, cultural organisations, local authorities and community groups to create arts activities to boost the emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people.

Early evaluation of the pilot garnered a universally positive response from social workers and children. Social workers reported that the high quality of the materials and activities had made a significant impression on children and their carers, and had seen both immediate and longer-term engagement.

Evidence from the Sutton Trust and Children’s Commissioner shows that measures put in place to control the pandemic disproportionately affect the most vulnerable families. And with social distancing set to continue, the most vulnerable children are less likely to access arts or cultural activities online, and don’t have extensive arts resources at home.

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Arts Drop FAQs

We’re continuing to develop and respond to the challenge of championing creativity during these difficult times. Please see our FAQs for further information about our activities and processes.

Partners

Arts Drop was developed through a collaboration between the Creative Learning Guild and Arts and Health specialist Elaine Burke, with funding from The National Lottery.

The Calderdale pilot was generously supported by the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and Humber - IVE, Open Minds service run by Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale.

In addition, business support came from YPO who supplied our arts materials for the initial roll out of Arts Drop and are continuing to support the project.