American Mothers Expressive Arts Competition

A Child drawing

Between October 2016 and May 2017, Impact Funding Partners (then Voluntary Action Fund) managed the American Mothers Expressive Arts Competition on behalf of American Mothers, a US based organisation dedicated to improving the lives of mothers and children around the world.

The arts competition was aimed at children between 10 and 11 who were invited to write an essay, poem, make a film, a piece of art, or use photography to demonstrate the important part their mother played in their lives.

Children were free to make the subject of their work about another relative or somebody they felt fulfilled that role in their life.

The total amount of the grant was worth £16,000. 32 schools and community groups benefited from this fund with 487 children participating in the competition.