Studio B is a new programme that responds to the unique challenges of COVID-19. We closed our studios in March but the needs of neurodivergent artists, collaborators, families and caregivers for meaningful creative engagement, support and social connection are perhaps greater than ever.
In response, and to promote wellbeing where possible, we are now facilitating ongoing, in-depth collaborations through personalised pathways of creative contact and exchange.
Using telephone calls, letters, postcards, video conferencing, 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 have been 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 distraction and connection for us all, as well as promoting resilience where possible to meet the uncertainties and challenges of this time.
New audiences, volunteers, artists and communities have begun connecting into this programme and the wider networks of support we are signposting.
You can find out more about what each of the studios have been doing on the pages for each studio day.
If you have any questions about Studio B or the wider Project Art Works programme please contact:
Katie Taylor, [email protected]
Patricia Finnegan, [email protected]