The Mighty Creatives’ response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

an update from our CEO

As you are probably aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge is developing very quickly in the UK and further afield. In light of UK government advice and the support of our funders, we want to assure you that we are taking every conceivable step to minimise the health risks to our staff, freelance colleagues, contractors, event attendees and stakeholders whilst not losing sight of our mission and commitments to the children and young people in the East Midlands.

To this end, we have taken the following precautionary measures with immediate effect.

The Mighty Creatives staff will not be in the office for the next 2 weeks, starting Monday 16 March, but will be working remotely. They will be contactable during normal office hours via email. If you do not have a contact, please contact us at and we will respond as soon as we can.

We have postponed all live events and where possible, will make them online events e.g. through video conferencing. However, our large scale public event, the Be Mighty Be Creative Awards night, due on Thursday 26 March will be postponed to later on this year, following further consultation with the relevant stakeholders.

Meetings with our staff will be held virtually, either by phone or video conference as necessary. Staff will not be required to attend meetings with external partners unless it is vitally important and safe to do so.

These measures will be in place until Friday 27 March at which point, we will review the next steps in light of the national situation and UK Government advice.

I appreciate that the current situation is worrying for everyone and is bound to be uncomfortably disruptive; but want to reassure you that the whole Mighty Creatives team will all be pulling together in order to continue to deliver on our mission: fighting for the creative voices of children and young people.And in times like this, our mission is more critical than ever.

Best wishes and keep safe!


Dr. Nick Owen FRSA MBE, Chief Executive Officer,
The Mighty Creatives (TMC),
LCB Depot,
31 Rutland Street,
Leicester, LE1 1RE.