Project Art Works

Project Art Works

Charity information

Project Art Works

Project Art Works is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and delivers intensive programmes in house through PROPEL and with organisations across the UK and internationally with EXPLORERS.

Established in 1997, Project Art Works has worked with thousands of people with complex needs and continues to offer support and friendship to them and their families.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    Through a personalised and holistic approach, our studio programmes and outreach projects provide freedom and purpose through art. The studio environment is recreated wherever a project takes place. The studio is a place where events and happenings unfold revealing the essential abilities and nature of all those involved.

    Artists and makers work together, collaborate and where possible, talk about the studio and what takes place there. If someone does not use language to communicate, interaction is expansive rather than reductive utilising gesture, sound, signing and empathy.

    Project Art Works’ approach to working with people who have multiple impairments takes all facets of their lives as the context for making art. The work we do is skilled and intensive. We combine physical/sensory media with light, sound and digital media, and workshop activities typically include painting, drawing, construction, photography, video and projections. Film is a vital part of our practice and exhibition/installation work and for showing activities and responses that can be hard to describe in any other way.

  • Aims

    Project Art Works aims to:

    • It plays a leading role in driving forward inclusive collaborative practice, initiating exploratory approaches to diversity and excellence in mainstream visual arts.
    • Its work is national, regional and local in its scope and reach.
    • The organization is artist led. Its programmes embrace and address the social, cultural and political forces that both enable and disable individuals affected by neurological impairment.
    • Through responsive and collaborative practice, Project Art Works conducts a wide range of visual art based projects with people who have profound intellectual disability and multiple impairments.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1104301

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 7

    Phone number: 01424 423555

    Address: Arch 3, Braybrooke TerraceHastingsEast Sussex TN34 1TD

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