great arts & cultural stuff to do at home


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Welcome to Connect and Create, brought to you by Artslink. We're here to give you some great arts & culture activities and experiences to do at home - art, music, dance, drama, creative literacy, digital arts and more - specially commissioned and selected for care experienced children & young people and the people they live with. And free of charge!

On this site you'll find creative challenges, films of activities set for you by some of the best artists in the region, a glimpse into how artists got to where they are today, and a gallery to showcase some of the work created by young people from around the region.

Plus, there's a fantastic range of artists &arts organisations out there offering brilliant online activities and insights, so we've selected some in our 'more creative activities' section that we think you'll like.

GIVE IT A GO - click on a circle above and dive right in!

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Artslink Summer Festival is now open!

Click the logo to head to the Fesitval Field

NEW - Arts Award from Home

Are you interested in the arts, aged 25 years or under and linked to a Virtual School in the West Midlands? If so you could complete an Arts Award, certified by Trinity College London. Drop us an email to if you'd like to find out more.


We'll be regularly uploading new content on this site, so we can send key adults updates by email.

Please visit our contact page if you'd like to sign up - we won't send you anything except Artslink stuff.

Artslink is a programme by West Midlands Virtual Schools, co-funded by Arts Connect. It aims to ensure that

all care experienced children & young people are able to access high-quality arts & cultural experiences and activities.

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