Charity information


AccessArt is the UK's leading provider of visual arts teaching and learning resources. AccessArt is led by volunteers & receives no public funding - any donation however small is most appreciated.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    AccessArt is a charity committed to furthering the advancement of education in the visual arts.

    AccessArt has led the way in employing new and creative approaches to teaching and learning particularly for those who learn best visually, spatially and kinaesthetically.

    AccessArt designs and delivers creative learning projects in the community, working all ages. This learning and teaching is then developed and shared with new communities via the AccessArt web site which is a dynamic, co-created space used by pupils, students and life-long-learners, as well as teachers, educators and creative practitioners.

    AccessArt's fluid and inspirational team, led by Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli, graduates of the Royal College of Art, consists of creative professionals and practitioners, educators, designers and crucially the learners themselves. We work in partnership with a number of institutions and organisations, ranging from schools, museums, galleries, community and artists groups, and umbrella and advocacy groups.

    In 2004 AccessArt became a UK registered charity and public limited company. Our work has been recognized through funding from NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), the Department for Education and Skills, The Department Business Industry and Skills Learning Transformation Fund, The Arts Council of England, and the National Lottery, as well as many smaller public and private bodies. In 2009 we received an award from the Esmee Fairbairn New Approaches to Learning Strand towards the AccessArt Sketchbooks in Schools project.

    We have acted as consultants to the DfES Arts and Design Subject Specialism Consultation, and chosen as one of ten cultural institutions from across Europe to be studied in-depth as part of a study of good practice ordered by the European Commission, and the Directorate-General for Culture and Education and E-Learning Initiative.

  • Aims

    AccessArt aims to:

    • To inspire and enable high quality visual arts teaching and learning through the sharing of practice
    • To help create opportunity for artists and educators through networking and connecting
    • To create opportunities for community driven participation
  • Overview

    Established: January 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1105049

    Board members: 4

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 01223 262134

    Address: 6 West Street Comberton Cambridge CB23 7DS

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  • AccessArt Resource Creation

    AccessArt believes that through identifying and sharing of best educational practice in th... More