From 2008-10 ArtReach delivered a region wide creative development project to devise and establish six ongoing Cultural Olympiad programmes involving the museum, library and archive sector.
ArtReach provided creative support to, and consultation with, MLA and partner organisations in devising and initiating The Lyric Lounge, Then and Now, Empedia, and Journals 2012. These projects became key ingredients of the East Midlands Igniting Ambition Olympiad programme. ArtReach successfully developed concepts, secured funding and recruited project management. Subsequently ArtReach developed the concept for Dress the World and the successful proposal to achieve Stories of the World status for a collaboration between Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham Museums, as well as curating and project managing Our Sporting Life in the East Midlands.