Introduced in response to the March 2020 national lockdown, Studio B is a programme that addresses the unique challenges of COVID-19 through digital and community-based creative practice. Working with neurodivergent artists, collaborators, families and caregivers, we have facilitated ongoing in-depth collaborations through personalised pathways of creative contact and exchange.
As restrictions change and the national situation evolves in response to COVID-19, we have made our studio spaces Covid Secure and offer a blended creative programme, which includes Studio B remote interaction and in-person studio-based creative practice as part of Art Freedom Care, when restrictions allow.
Studio B is available on-demand for artist/makers who use the studios, and is accessible during lockdowns to serve the needs of our collaborators for meaningful creative engagement, support and social connection at particularly challenging times.
How Studio B works
Using telephone calls, letters, postcards, video conferencing, email, 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 continuing to collaborate and make work.
Creative pathways are designed with each artist/maker and will continue to evolve as we learn more about working with an individual. This is providing much-needed creativity and connection for us all and helps us to be more resilient to 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.