Project information

Train the Trainers

To train a team of disabled and socially excluded artists to become trainers, facilitators and project leaders supporting other disabled people and members of the community to engage in creative arts projects.

Most of the artists involved will be disabled people with learning difficulties.

4 months

Charity information: art + power

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  • Need


    Social and cultural Exclusion


    By training disabled and socially excluded artists to take lead roles in facilitation and project delivery.
    By supporting disabled and socially excluded people to help others engage with their creative potential.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Train disabled people to facilitate and lead arts projects


    » To train graduates of art + power's arts programmes to share their skills with yet more disabled and socially excluded people

    Success will be the number of people trained, the degree to which it enables them to develop the capability to achieve their goals.

    Aim 2

    To engage more disabled people in the arts.


    » To support the trainers to put their new found skills into practice

    Success will be the number of new people we have supported to engage in the arts and the increased capability they acquire.

  • Impact


    art + power aims to end cultural exclusion by making it easier for people to achieve the things that matter to them. Participants will be supported to identify the capabilities that make it easier for them to achieve their goals. All programmes are then designed to achieve these capabilities.
    Capability development strengthens engagement, increases career opportunities, and transforms the way people perceive disabled people.


    There are risks associated with placing vulnerable people in positions of responsibility. It is particularly important that all concerned are clear about each persons role in the project and the vulnerabilities and access requirements of each individual. These will be dealt with by extensive training and support from a vastly experienced team of arts practitioners and social care providers.


    Each project activity will be carefully documented. Donors will be able to follow progress through on-line blogs and will be able to receive a full project report. All projects demonstrate clear demand, measurable impact and value for money.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,500 Training Trainers ten training workshops for disabled people
      £3,000 Planning and project managemen R&D, administration, documentation and evaluation
  • Background


    Bristol is a vibrant and creative city.


    A core group of 10 - 15 disabled people will receive training to train a further 40 people.
    Once trained they will be able to develop their work to support disabled people and the wider communtiy

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    art + power has been supporting disabled and socially excluded artists to produce high quality arts projects for the past 15 years. We have gained a national reputation for both the quality of our work and our working practice.
    We are a reflective, learning community committed to continual improvement.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Amy Spencer


    Alv Hirst


    Dave Richmond