Project Partners

CIDA Project is based at the University of Leicester. It has received funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, and is being conducted in association with partner organisations in the arts, cultural and creative sectors, including:

The Mighty Creatives, the young people’s creative development agency and Arts Council England’s Bridge organisation for the East Midlands.

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Soft Touch Arts, an award winning Leicester charity using arts, media and music activities as a tool to engage with and change the lives of disadvantaged young people.

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Attenborough Arts Centre, the University of Leicester’s pioneering arts centre offering a variety of performances, courses and art exhibitions designed to include everyone.Attenborough-Arts-Centre

Seed Creative Network, a dedicated platform for creative talent to launch, interact and showcase themselves run by Leicester-based digital marketing agency Seed Creativity.

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soundLINCS, a not-for-profit community organisation that provides and develops high quality and innovative music-making opportunities across the East Midlands.

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Creative England, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the growth of the creative industries by supporting and investing in TV, film, games and digital media.01_CE_2015_COLOUR RGB

East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network, a regional network that contributes to a flourishing visual arts habitat in the East Midlands.


Artists’ Union England, a new trade union for professional visual and applied artists.

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Pedestrian, a Leicester charity that provides education and training to young people at risk and adults in challenging circumstances.


If you are interested in becoming involved, or would like more information about CIDA Project, get in touch through the Contact Us page.