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We solve problems & create opportunity

From supporting young people to find work and develop skills to helping start-ups and enterprises thrive, we work to solve problems and create positive and lasting social change.

Through our buildings and support we provide space to work and learn.

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Support for under 25s

We offer support to young people across the south west.

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Support for businesses

We look to help start-ups and enterprises.

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An evening with Grace Lightman & Elani Evangelou

29th November, 2020

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An evening with Grace Lightman & Elani Evangelou

29th November, 2020

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Palm Tree Yoga Sessions in collaboration with Yoke The Salon & Real Ideas

30th November, 2020

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Business webinar: Tips for hosting virtual workshops

1st December, 2020

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Business webinar: What it means to be investment ready? 📈

2nd December, 2020

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Webinar: Introduction to content creation and adaptation for a 360° immersive dome – Video

2nd December, 2020

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Webinar: Introduction to content creation and adaptation for a 360° immersive dome – Audio

3rd December, 2020

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Digital Badges Workshop

8th December, 2020

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Webinar: Kickstart for Business- Find out more

9th December, 2020

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The Snow Queen - Family Workshops with Above Bounds

12th December, 2020

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Webinar: Introduction to the operation of a 360° immersive dome

16th December, 2020

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Connection Webinar - 4C Communities of Practice

13th January, 2021

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Artsmark Development Days

19th January, 2021

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Artsmark Partnership Programme Briefing

20th January, 2021

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Community Webinar - 4C Communities of Practice

10th February, 2021

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As a member you will have access to our support, insider knowledge, experiences and spaces.

We want to grow our community, so our members can share our create workshops online, mentoring and consultancy. In addition to our community and news, you can access our co-working spaces, studios and teaching spaces.

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Examples of impact

Real Ideas has been making positive change happen – for people, organisations and places – since 2007.

1600 young people helped Since 2014 we have helped more than 1,600 young people take positive steps forward through entering work, education or training.
50 local artists supported Our spaces help support 50 local artists and makers to create, sell work and support their families.
75 social enterprises supported We have supported more than 75 new social enterprises to start and grow through business support in the last 2 years.

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