School Arts Projects

Supporting the Arts with East Midlands Airport

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Art on the Pier

Launched in 2016, ‘Art on the Pier’ is a project between local schools and our airport to create new pieces of artwork which are displayed along the Pier, which connects our main airport terminal to some of our gates.​​

Schools involved are invited to a workshop in our Aerozone education centre where the project is launched to a selected class. Each student is given a ceramic tile to decorate in a theme that is decided between the school and the airport. Previous themes have included the history of East Midlands Airport, flight, destinations, flags and local landmarks. Once the tiles have been created, they are framed and installed along the Airport Pier. ​

We have enjoyed working with Kegworth Primary School, Gotham Primary School, Milford Academy in Clifton, Melbourne Junior School and Bluecoat Beechdale Academy. We are always looking for new schools to work with so if you are a school and have an interest in this project, please contact us at

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