Training & Events


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 Sharif Persaud, Have You Ever Had  exhibition – Wednesday 23 June – 28 August: Sharif Persaud, Have You Ever Had at Autograph ABP in London. Find out more here.


Support Collective Summer Social – Thursday 5th August 10am – 12pm 

An opportunity for families, carers and the circles of support for people with complex support needs to come together and enjoy coffee and cake in our garden space at our studio base.

Due to limited numbers, booking is closed. Any questions about the event please contact [email protected].

Art Breaks Summer Sessions – Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th and Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th –  Art Breaks focusses on children and young people with complex needs, alongside their parents, carers and non-learning disabled peers. Booking closed. For future Art Breaks sessions please contact [email protected]

Autograph event, Collective and interdependent approaches to art making – Thursday 12th August How can collective approaches support the artistic practices of neurodiverse people? And how can supporting marginalised artists make a difference to individuals and communities? Chaired by Ali Eisa, speakers include Tim Corrigan, Anna Farley and Thompson Hall. Book your free space here.

Support Collective Legal Workshops – Thursday 12th & 26th August, 9th September These three-part sessions will be led by Carolyn Hunnisett, Community Care Lawyer, Occupational Therapist and Independent Mental Capacity Assessor. Booking onto all three sessions is advisable. Find out more and book your space here.


Autism and Cinema at The Barbican – Tuesday 21 September – The Mask, Directed by Sharif Persaud and Tim Corrigan. Book here.

Autism and Cinema at The Barbican – Thursday 23 SeptemberIlluminating the Wilderness, a Project Art Works film co directed by Kate Adams and Tim Corrigan will be shown with Jigsaw a film by Robina Rose. The screenings will be accompanied by an in conversation with Kate and Robina. Book here.


Aspirational planning and facilitation for families of people with complex needs

Project Art Works is now offering intensive support for families of people with complex needs as part of the Art Freedom Care programme thanks to funding from Skills for Care, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and Three Guineas Trust.

Project Art Works will work with you to explore what your hopes and aspirations are.

This might be finding and employing support workers, and training them to support your family member, carry out clinical tasks, and work safely and effectively, so that you can have some respite.

You may wish to undertake a Deputyship so you have greater control and more say in the support and care your family member receives.

Or you want to better understand the complex health and social care structures and legal frameworks so you can choose what kind of care and support is right for you as a family. Find out more.

PATH visual planning tool

(PATH Planning Tool, copyright: Jon Ralphs)

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    Training and events

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