Project information

Creative Coaching Training Programme

To Train and support a team of volunteers to coach disabled artists.
Volunteers will then offer a series of one-to-one development sessions to support disabled and socially excluded artists to reach their creative goals.
The programme will also include peer support training.

Six Months

Charity information: art + power

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  • Need


    The project is designed to tackle social and cultural exclusion.

    Disabled people are often trapped in a vicious cycle of dependency through low expectations, poor quality services and low self-esteem.


    The project will help people unlock their own creative potential.. It will create a virtuous cycle of creative development through which people can effect increasing and lasting change in their own lives.
    Having someone who believes in your potential and can help you find your own solutions to the problems you face is often the first step in this process.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support disabled and socially excluded people to engage with their own creative potential.


    » We will recruit, train and supervise a team of 10 volunteer coaches.
    » 10 volunteers will each deliver a minimum of four coaching sessions.
    » 10 disabled people will also receive training to provide each other with peer support.

    Success will involve participating disabled and socially excluded artists setting and achieving their own targets. We will record the number of coaches trained and sessions held.

  • Impact


    The project will enable participating disabled and socially excluded artists to take greater control of their own lives and destinies. They will take increasingly active roles in the local community and support others to follow their example. This success will be demonstrated through their own achievements in developing greater agency, autonomy and independence. It will improve public perceptions of disabled people and encourage more people to get involved as participating artists and coaches.


    There are risks associated with working with vulnerable people. We will deal with these by providing training and individual supervision from vastly experienced coaches, providing clear guidance and policies including sensitive recruitment and CRB checks.


    Donors will be able to receive a project report and evaluation. They will also be able to watch the project develop through on-line and printed news updates.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,950

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,730 Delivery Recruiting, training and supervising coaches
      £800 Development Course planning and development
      £820 Management Project management and administration
      £600 Evaluation Producing an evaluation report
  • Background


    Bristol is a vibrant and creative city. There are many creative students and arts practitioners who would like to extend their skills and encourage others to engage with their creative potential.


    The project will benefit disabled and socially excluded people. The majority of beneficiaries will be disabled people with learning difficulties - one of Britain's most excluded groups.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    art + power has been supporting disabled and socially excluded people for over 15 years. We have developed a national reputation for the quality of our work and our working practices. The project builds on the ground -breaking Personal Arts Support Scheme which pioneered a new way of non-directional arts development, supporting disabled people to achieve their own goals.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Dr Amy Spencer

    Amy is a vastly experienced writer, facilitator and coach. She will develop and deliver the programme.

    David Richmond

    David has been CEO of art + power since 1998. He will oversee the project and provide support for Dr Spencer.