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10th May 2023

Hull Maritime has launched the ‘Young Maritime Creatives’ grant scheme for local secondary schools.

Secondary schools in Hull have the chance to apply for a grant of up to £4,000 to create their own artistic response to Hull’s maritime story.

Six secondary schools will be selected, and the grant will support their student’s work in any creative field including art, drama, creative writing, digital media, dance or music.

The outputs from these projects will be brought together and exhibited both physically and online as part of Maritime Tales Week during October half- term in 2024.

Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “We’re keen to support local secondary schools to play an active role in celebrating Hull’s maritime heritage.

“These grants will give students the opportunity to learn about the rich maritime stories, how our past has shaped our future.

“By working with us, the schools can borrow objects from our maritime collection to stimulate imaginations and inspire their work.”

The successful schools will develop their creative work during the 2023/24 academic year and the students’ work will then go on display in Hull city centre in October 2024. As well as our maritime objects, Maritime Hull will facilitate maritime communities and former trawlermen going into schools to talk about their experiences.

There could also be work experience opportunities with Hull Maritime for students to learn from the team delivering the transformational project.

Applications can be submitted from Monday 15 May and schools have until Friday 23 June to apply.

More information and criteria or to apply here.

Hull Maritime is a locally led project funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. It encompasses the redevelopment of five historic sites in Hull city centre: the transformation of the Grade II Hull Maritime Museum and the Dock Office Chambers, the creation of a new visitor attraction at the North End Shipyard and the restoration of two historic vessels, the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship.