Kate Adams is an artist, advocate and parent activist, and CEO/Artist Director at Project Art Works. She has initiated many responsive, collaborative projects with children and adults who have complex support needs and their families, care services, artists and galleries.
Kate co-founded Project Art Works in 1997 to explore an expanded conception of art that was and continues to be influenced by Paul Colley, her son, who has profound and complex needs and behaviours described as challenging. Project Art Works collaborates with many individuals and their circles of support. The work embraces highly personalised studio practice, peer support and major public exhibitions that raise awareness and influence diverse representation in civic and cultural life.
In 2012 Kate was awarded an MBE for services to art and disability.