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TryARTS provided regular music, arts and crafts sessions for children aged 0-5yrs and their families.

The sessions helped parents and carers to get their creative juices flowing and also provide ideas that can be used with their children at home.  A resource pack for use in the home was given to every family that joined in.  There were also ideas and discussion about other creative activities that families can enjoy together in their community or locality such as festivals, workshops and places to visit.

soundLINCS Music Facilitators led them through fun music, arts and crafts activities. Parents and carers also had the opportunity to get more involved in the project. This could include doing research about other activities that are available locally; helping to gather resources for a workshop; or supporting the Music Facilitator to deliver a workshop.

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The sessions were an ideal opportunity for parents and carers who wanted to take a more active role in their Children’s Centre or community whilst also spending time with their children. One parent said “I would encourage others to access TryARTS. It’s been fantastic to meet other parents and to see how early children are interested in the arts; my son is more interested in music now and even watched the proms; he’s three!”

TryARTS was funded by The Mighty Creatives and Lincolnshire County Council.  This project was part of The Mighty Creatives ‘Locally Based Partnerships’ Programme.  The Aim of the Programme was to engage young people in leading the commissioning of arts and cultural activity in the East Midlands.

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