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Project Art Works is a collective of neurodiverse artists and activists. Our programmes evolve through creative practice and radiate out to awareness raising in the cultural and care sectors, promoting more diverse representation in programming and relevancy for audiences. We disseminate the work of neurodivergent artists and makers through a wide range of projects, exhibitions, co-commissions, films, publications and digital platforms.

Project Art Works is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Our approach

From our studio base in Hastings and in temporary studio set-ups during off-site projects and workshops, we facilitate personalised creative pathways for artists and makers. The studio spaces are without hierarchy where events and happenings unfold, and artists work together in purposeful collaboration using total communication. Gesture, sound, signing and empathy allow for more expansive and freeing forms of connection.

The work of the collective is made visible through projects, collaborations, exhibitions, co-commissions, films, publications and digital platforms, increasing neurodiverse representation in programming, and deepening understanding and visibility.

The collective includes paid and unpaid caregivers who help each other to navigate through the complexities of health and social care systems, and find ways to live our lives freely.

Watch the video of Doreen Sexton talking about Project Art Works and her son the artist Carl Sexton

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