Arts Award Centre

Award Winning Expertise

TES FE Award for
 Outstanding Innovation in Teaching & Learning 2011
(FEED Initiative)

Best Practice

Inspired by FEED Model: ‘Sharing Innovative Approaches and Overcoming Barriers in 16-19…’ Nfer/DfE, April 2015.

WHAT WE DO

Art at the Heart CIC is a not for profit organisation working with communities, schools and organisations in the West Midlands to integrate making art and culture into everyday lives.  

Why? 

  • Nearly a quarter of all adults living in the WMCA are experiencing a mental health problem at any one time.
  • 75% of mental illnesses in adult life start before a child reaches their 18th birthday, with 50% taking root before the age of 15.
  • Work-related stress, anxiety and depression account for over half of all working days lost due to ill health in Britain.

Just 45 minutes of making art can reduce cortisol, the stress hormone.

If just 45 minutes can reduce cortisol, imagine the difference making art and culture every day could make to the nation’s wellbeing! Our creative activities include scope to help with 4 out of the 5 NHS steps to wellbeing. Best of all, greater well being is just one of the benefits delivered by arts education with Art at the Heart CIC.

Firmly grounded in 30 years of arts education practice, with award winning results, we can help you integrate creative arts into the everyday life of your organisation. 

Take the first step today…talking to us is easy (and FREE 😊)

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Saturday Art Club @ The Core Block 4
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Courtyard Gallery, The Core, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG

DESCRIPTION Give your child the gift of art and boost your child’s creativity, confidence, wellbeing, resilience and problem-solving skills.  Art Club uses themed projects...

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April
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Tropical Jungles
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Core Courtyard Gallery

Swap PlayStations and iPads for Art Club this holiday! Children explore, enjoy and express themselves through colour, line and shape: in this session, they...

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