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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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Upside-Down Thinking - Exhibition by Rachel Heseltine

29th October, 2020

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Upside-Down Thinking - Exhibition by Rachel Heseltine

29th October, 2020

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C-Space - Book a table in the cafe

29th October, 2020

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Portrait Clinic with Mark Fielding

29th October, 2020

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Throwing Experience at the Pottery

2nd November, 2020

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Eleven x Ocean Studios

2nd November, 2020

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

2nd November, 2020

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Business webinar: Social media - are you missing out?

4th November, 2020

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Culture Webinar - 4C Communities of Practice

4th November, 2020

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Print Taster Session with Beth Munro

7th November, 2020

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Ocean Market

7th November, 2020

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Artsmark Development Day

9th November, 2020

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Artsmark Partnership Programme Briefing

11th November, 2020

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Artsmark Find out More

11th November, 2020

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Culture Workshop - 4C Communities of Practice

12th November, 2020

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Native Makers Pop-up Session

14th November, 2020

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Arts Award Find Out More

16th November, 2020

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Connecting with Clay Exhibition

17th November, 2020

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Printmaking with Beth Munro

17th November, 2020

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Webinar: Now is your time. Inspiring ideas in Youth-led Social Action

17th November, 2020

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Badging for the New Economy

18th November, 2020

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Digital Badges Workshop

19th November, 2020

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Supporting Young People with Current Challenges - Social Enterprise Festival

19th November, 2020

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Ocean Studios - Book a table in the Cafe

21st November, 2020

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Community Webinar - 4C Communities of Practice

2nd December, 2020

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Native Makers Winter Market

5th December, 2020

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The Snow Queen - Family Workshops with Above Bounds

12th December, 2020

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Connection Webinar - 4C Communities of Practice

13th January, 2021

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Creativity Catch Up - 4C Communities of Practice

26th January, 2021

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Culture Catch Up - 4C Communities of Practice

9th February, 2021

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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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