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Turner Prize 2021 Exhibition at Herbert Gallery, Coventry, 29 September – 12 January 2022– As one of five art collectives nominated for the Turner Prize 2021 Project Art Works will be exhibiting at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, 2021 City of Culture, this September. More information here.

Ignition at Hastings Contemporary, 8 October – 27 February 2022 – Ignition, the exhibition, opens at Hastings Contemporary, to showcase art works made during the 2021 residency in the gallery by neurodiverse artists and makers from Project Art Works. More information here.

Have You Ever Had, a solo exhibition from Sharif Persaud, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 16th October – 9th January – Placing himself at the centre of his work, Persaud explores identity through his experience of contemporary life and autism. Find out more here.

November

Where is the art? Saturday 27th November – WHERE IS THE ART? is an ongoing conversation. It is about the process of staying with this and other questions to address the challenge they produce rather than rushing to come to a conclusion of any kind. Find out more here.

Support Collective Legal workshop for carers, Tuesday 30th November, 1-2.30pm – A bespoke series of workshops co-designed by the Support Collective at Project Art Works, Keyte Legal and Advocacy Focus. Workshops will cover the legal foundations for decision-making, navigating and negotiating skills, preparing for meetings such as care reviews and assessments and challenging decisions. To find out more and book your place visit: projectartworks.org/support-collective-legal-workshops/ 

Support Collective online meet-up, Monday 29th November, 11am – 12pm – For adult age individuals with complex support needs, their families and carers. Email [email protected] to join us online.

December

Support Collective festive meet-up, Hastings Contemporary, Tuesday 14th December, 10am – 12.30pm
Join us at Hastings Contemporary for conversation, mince pies and a bit of a pampering as we look back at the year and share our hopes for 2022. Find out more here.

January

Autism and Cinema on tour, HOME in Manchester, 15 January – See Illuminating the Wilderness as it tours the UK with the Autism and Cinema programme. Find out more here.

Autism and Cinema on tour, Glasgow Theatre Film, 17 January – See Illuminating the Wilderness as it tours the UK with the Autism and Cinema programme. Find out more here.

February

Public Drawing Event at Hastings Contemporary, Saturday 26th February, 11.30 – 4.30 – As part of the Ignition programme Project Art Works will be holding two days of drawing in our exhibition studio space at Hastings Contemporary. Audience members will be invited to make their mark in a collaborative drawing exercise throughout the day. Works created in the workshops will be on display within the Ignition exhibition. Find out more here.

Ongoing

Training for families managing personalised provision

Free training opportunities for family carers and support workers supporting adults (18 years +) through a Personal Budget from Adult Social Care. The programme of training is delivered in conjunction with Independent Lives and is funded through Skills for CareFind out more

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: Project Art Works)

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