Project Art Works is a collective of neurodiverse artists and makers. Our programmes evolve through creative practice and radiate out to awareness raising in the cultural and care sectors, promoting more diverse representation in programming and relevancy for audiences. We disseminate the work of neurodivergent artists and makers through a wide range of projects, exhibitions, co-commissions, films, publications and digital platforms.
From our studio base in Hastings and in temporary studio set-ups during off-site projects and workshops, we facilitate personalised creative pathways for artists and makers. The studio spaces are without hierarchy where events and happenings unfold, and artists work together in purposeful collaboration using total communication. Gesture, sound, signing and empathy allow for more expansive and freeing forms of connection.
The work of the artist collective is made visible through projects, collaborations, exhibitions, co-commissions, films, publications and digital platforms, increasing neurodiverse representation in programming, and deepening understanding and visibility.
Through our support collective of paid and unpaid caregivers, we collaborate with people whose lives are positively and negatively impacted by the state and the systems that are designed to support them. Together we navigate through this complex infrastructure and find ways to live our lives freely.
Project Art Works is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.