Project Art Works is profoundly grateful for the support, stability and inspiration of our Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation 2023 – 2026 funding offer and uplift. We will build on the energy and gifts of neurodiverse artists, audiences and communities to increase their visibility and representation in contemporary visual art over the coming years. Many thanks to Arts Council England and the Project Art Works teams, artists and families.
The October Art Breaks sessions are open for applications. Art Breaks focusses on children and young people with complex needs, alongside their parents, carers and non-learning disabled peers. Dates in October: At the Project Art Works studio, Hastings – Tuesday 25th October and Wednesday 26th October There are two sessions per day, 10.30 -12.00 and 13.30 – 15.00. Please apply for a space by the 10th October Apply here: https://www.
Renaissance Legal have invited Support Collective members to join a Planning for the Future with Wills & Trusts Webinar. This will take place on Wednesday 16th November 10am – 11:15am via Zoom. Having an up to date Will in place goes some way to provide for your disabled loved one, however in some cases it has the potential to create further problems. If you or a family member are considering leaving money directly to a disabled person, you can put them at considerable risk of financial abuse and you are likely to impact their entitlement to means tested benefits and social support.
The Support Collective warmly welcome back HARC – Hastings Advice and Representation Centre who are delivering a series of Welfare Benefits advice webinars this autumn/winter. The first webinar focusses on Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and transfer at 16 years of age. This will take place on Monday 10th October, 10:30am – 12pm via Zoom. The second webinar focusses on Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit.
The Support Collective are delighted to share that Aspie Trainers will commence a series of workshops this October. Aspie Trainers is a project which supports autistic adults to design and deliver engaging, high quality autism training which mixes thorough and up-to-date research and theory with the practical lived experiences of the trainers themselves. The first workshop Autism and Adolescence will take place on Thursday 20th October, 10am – 12pm via Zoom.
As Project Art Works team deinstall our exhibition at documenta fifteen after 100 days of taking our collaborative practice to Germany, we celebrate huge achievements by our artists/makers at home. Neville Jermyn, Sperm Whale, 2021 Neville Jermyn has been shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Competition and his Sperm Whale will be part of the exhibition in London from the 29 September. Find out more here. Lucy customised leather jacket, 2022
Congratulations to Anna Farley, Project Art Works Board Member and Artist, for the commission to create big, accessible labels at documenta fifteen. Invited by lumbung member Project Art Works, Anna has been working with documenta fifteen since May 2022 on rethinking how we communicate via labels in the exhibition. In September the labels were published and started to go up in the exhibition spaces. “To communicate with as little text as possible, Farley uses visual tactics of color, graphic structure, and imagery, to understand the when, where, how, why and what the lumbung members are doing in their local contexts and for their translation to the exhibition in Kassel.
Project Art Works invites you to join us at Tate Liverpool for a two day EXPLORERS event in association with Plus Tate. When: Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November Where: Tate Liverpool Bringing together national conversations about how cultural institutions can evolve into more caring and inclusive spaces, the event will embrace agency in art, systems of care and different artist development practices. This event aspires to be non-didactic and accessible and will include a majority of contributors with lived experience of disability, neurodivergence or as caregivers.
Title: Project Art Works brings radical visibility to the heart of documenta fifteen Date: 10.08.2022 When documenta fifteen opened to press in early June 2022, Project Art Works had already begun a major creative public programme that sought to raise awareness, change institutional culture and nurture local neurodivergent artists, making them and their artistic contribution visible within this prestigious international contemporary art event I Kassel, Germany. Over the last 6 weeks, the public, curatorial teams, students, families, care workers, and artists with and without support needs have collaborated in workshops and actions, within installations by Project Art Works in multiple sites across the city.
As part of the documenta fifteen exhibition, Project Art Works are hosting collaborative workshops in their exhibition spaces. Solar Printing Workshops, Stadtmuseum When: 19th – 25th September, 10.00 – 12.00 Project Art Works are hosting solar printing workshops in our exhibition space at the Stadtmuseum. Opening the space for solar printing workshops which will build up the space over time leaving a trace of our visitors. These workshops form part of our sharing of collaborative practice and a flavour of our supported studios in Hastings, UK.