Anyone can join the celebrations and host an Essex 2020 activity.
We have put together a range of resources to help you host an activity. You will find tools and guidance to support you every step of the way, from securing sponsorship and raising funds to promoting your event.
We’re adding new resources all the time, so check back soon to see what’s new.
Chelmsford Carnival Junk Band Video (pt 1)
Our friends at Chelmsford Arts & Cultural Festival invite you to join the Chelmsford Junk Band and create your own instruments out of recycled materials.
3foot People Recycling Activity Pack
3foot People have joined forces with Love Your Chelmsford to bring you a super-fun, educational pack on the importance of recycling.
City Photo Blog – Portrait Photography with Mark Massey
In this City Photo Comp blog Southend-based photographer and graphic designer Mark Massey shares his tips and advice for portrait photography.
Matipo STEAM On! Taster Resources
STEAM On! with Matipo. Explore the natural world, outer space, food, transport and lots more through art and drama.
Women of Science and Music: 30 Celebrations
A series of podcasts to celebrate history’s unsung women of science and music. In each 15 minute episode scientists, historians and musicians come together to focus on one extraordinary woman….
Jack the Artist STEAM Video Resources
A selection of fantastic high quality STEAM video tutorials and design project ideas from multi-disciplinary artist Jack Cornell.
Chelmsford Carnival Costume Making Video
Chelmsford Carnival may have been postponed for now but don’t let that stop you spicing up your life with some creative costume-making magic at home with this great video resource.
City Photo Comp – Action Shots with Little Stars Circus
The City Photo blog kicks off with an article themed around action shots and capturing poses. It features a little help from Little Stars Circus and their spectacular aerial dance…
Turning Physical Events into Online Experiences
Watch our roundtable discussion in full. Practitioners from a range of organisations share and discuss ways in which to help projects become digital-first, whilst maintaining engagement, quality and ambition.
Fundraising During a Pandemic
Watch our webinar in full. An honest look at opportunities, challenges, tips and ideas for raising money for creative projects during the Covid-19 pandemic.
CSES – Imagine! STEM @ Home
CSES Imagine! STEM @ Home. A competition and resources to participate with at home during lockdown.
Map of Essex 1777
A fantastic interactive map for students, teachers, historians, researchers and other interested people.
Focal Point Gallery – In My Room: Art Activity Pack
An art activity pack from Focal Point Gallery exploring the concepts and imagery of the current exhibition by Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings.
The Curious Gallery benefits both local schools and artists alike. Visit the site to submit your stay-at-home art projects and have them displayed in the virtual gallery.
3foot People Activity Pack
To help bring a little bit of 3foot magic to your stay at home adventure the 3foot team have put together a free downloadable activity pack.
Essex 2020: Event Evaluation Toolkit and Guide
This guide has been produced to help event organisers to evaluate the success of their events.
Essex 2020: Funding Opportunities Round-Up
Regularly updated round-up of current funding and grants opportunities relevant to Essex 2020 STEAM activity and sustaining organisations impacted by Covid-19.
Essex 2020: Fundraising Guidance
This guide has been produced to help community and non-profit organisations to maximise success when applying for funding for Essex 2020 activity.
Teaching Science Through Stories
STEM Learning have created resource packages based around popular children’s books, to help children discover the science hidden in a book
Essex 2020: Branding, Marketing and PR Toolkits
These guides have been produced to help you to produce compelling communications about your Essex 2020 activity.
Artswork: STEAM in Education
Artswork has created a ‘STEAM toolkit’ for teachers and schools to encourage the use of the arts across the curriculum.