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    £1.8m Reinvent Performing Arts funding awarded to 40 arts organisations

    We're excited to announce 40 new grants worth £1.8m, which we have made through Reinvent Performing Arts funding. This one-off funding is part of our response to the pandemic and provides additional support to some of our grantees as they re-open and lockdown eases.

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  • Hackathon to address the lack of diversity in the environment sector

    Challenging conventions for a diverse and equitable environmental space

    In April, over 50 individuals representing a range of organisations came together to participate in a Hackathon seeking to address the lack of diversity in the environmental sector.In this blog, IYPC member Daniel Seifu shares his reflections from the event.

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    Reinvent Performing Arts

    As part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committing an extra £1.5m for Reinvent Performing Arts funding. With this additional funding, we hope to support current grantees working in the performing arts and to provide a boost to support their existing plans for re-opening over the next year.

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    Making a real difference: reflections on working with Esmée to involve young people

    Thalia Papanicolaou and Samuel Zubair from our Involving Young People Collective reflect on their time so far at Esmée. They discuss the opportunities for leadership and training that have been provided, how the experience allowed for personal development as the project progresses and how they're making a real difference to how Esmée works already.

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    Increasing our funding for racial justice: a first step

    We are offering organisations in our portfolio that are led by and for racialised communities additional unrestricted funding. A total of £2m has been made available, which will be split equally between the organisations that meet the criteria for this funding.

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    What we're doing about diversity, equity and inclusion

    This article explains where Esmée Fairbairn has got to so far, where we're headed, and pulls together our views, plans, and resources.

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    Restoring our natural world

    To tackle climate change, we believe restoring our natural world is vital and the need to do so more urgent. Watch our webinar, where we asked our panel of experts whether it was time to try something new.

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    Creativity is Everywhere

    Watch our webinar, Creativity is Everywhere, where our panel of experts share their perspective of what it means to take a truly collaborative approach to culture and creativity.

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    Using hackathons and human-centred design to help us involve young people in Esmée’s work

    Betty Mayo, a young consultant with our Involving Young People Collective writes about how we’re using hackathons and human-centred design to help us to embed young people’s insights into our work and why they’re a great method for innovation and problem-solving within communities.

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