Project Art Works will continue to support neurodivergent artists and family carers during the Winter lockdown
Monday 02 November 2020: We are monitoring national guidance and contacting everyone we work with this week to find out how you would like to continue your creative practice. We will update this website when we have further information.
Introduced during the March to September 2020 national lockdown, Studio B is a programme that responds to the unique challenges of COVID-19.
As restrictions change and the national situation evolves in response to the pandemic, we made our studio spaces Covid Secure and offer a blended creative programme which spans Studio B remote interaction, and studio based creative practice as part of Art Freedom Care in our building when restrictions allow.
During the Winter 2020 national lockdown we are reintroducing Studio B as the needs of neurodivergent artists, collaborators, families and caregivers for meaningful creative engagement, support and social connection are perhaps greater than ever.
How Studio B works
Using telephone calls, letters, postcards, Zoom, email and the exchange of objects (where this can be achieved safely) and in some cases direct support, the artist/makers associated with Project Art Works are making and continuing production. Creative pathways are designed with each artist/maker and will continue to evolve as we learn more about working in this new way. This is providing much-needed creativity and connection for us all and helps us to be more resilient meet the uncertainties and challenges of this time.
If you have any questions about Studio B or Project Art Works programmes please contact Creative Programme Managers Katie Taylor and Patricia Finnegan.
We will contact you this week if you are booked on to attend Art Breaks on Saturday 7th November to discuss how we can work with your family.
If you have any questions please email Patricia Finnegan.
Support and training for family and paid carers
We have a programme of free to attend training, workshops, and peer support throughout November and December. This is all online so unaffected by national lockdown.