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Across a one-week period in March 2014, Project Art Works delivered a one-day staff awareness workshop and three days of practical workshops (two sessions per day). Two days of practical workshops were based in the events space and gallery spaces at MK Gallery. One day was based off site, in the studio and grounds of Inter-Action MK, an inclusive arts venue and charity in Milton Keynes.


Participants included –

  • Students with complex needs from Redway School post-16 department
  • Students from a specialist post-16, 3 year, college provision (one of only 3 in the country), Walnuts College
  • Transition individuals from across Milton Keynes, aged 16 -25 years, who access activities through the charity MacIntyre

The New Collaborations project aimed to promote inclusive, visual art and cultural opportunities for young people aged between 16 and 25 years old who have severe intellectual disability and complex needs in the southeast region (East Sussex, Milton Keynes and Brighton and Hove). Stage 1 of the project took place at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, during November and December 2013. Stage 2 of the project took place at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, in March 2014. Stage 3 of the project took place at Fabrica, Brighton, in June 2014.

The New Collaborations project was funded through a grant from Artswork/Bridge SE and additional support through Project Art Works from the Monument Trust.

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Other projects related to New Collaborations: MK Gallery