The Museum of Carefree
Year, type of grant
2021-22, Open, Main Grants
£35,000 over 18 months
An arts and heritage project to amplify the voices of care-experienced young people, including co-production of an exhibition, podcasting young people’s stories online and at seven museums, orientation days for Carefree staff and current / potential foster families, and focus groups with charities responsible for care-experienced young people.
Who, what, where
How this project supported Ragdoll Foundation aims
This was the best-developed and most ambitious museum application the Ragdoll Foundation had received to date. The trustees were enthusiastic about the quality of engagement with young people in and leaving care, and thought that the project had the potential to become a model of good practice for other organisations.
The Foundation rarely awards grants at this level, however the trustees were convinced that supporting the extension of a well-established collaboration between Cornwall Museums Partnership and Carefree Cornwall had an excellent chance of success, as well as making a real difference to the young people taking part.