Training & Events

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Monday 21 June, 11am – 12pm: Support Collective online meet-ups. Parents and carers supporting children and young people

To join these Zoom events, email Esther for a link, [email protected]

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

Monday 28 June, 11am – 12pm: Support Collective online meet-ups. Adult age individuals with complex support needs, their families and carers. 


Monday 19th July, 11am – 12pm: Parents and carers supporting children and young people

Monday 26th July, 11am – 12pm: Adult age individuals with complex support needs, their families and carers. 

To join these Zoom events, email Esther for a link, [email protected]

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.

Alongside the Summer Social we’ll be running a creative Art Action workshop exploring mark-making through painting and drawing in our Arch 1 studio space (next to the garden). If you support someone who would like to attend, please let Esther know by emailing [email protected]

If you’d like to attend the Summer Social, email [email protected]


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)

  • Art. Freedom. Care.

    Art. Freedom. Care. is a programme highlighting the creative and social contribution of people with complex needs, families and support workers. The Artist Collective continue studio-based and Studio B digital […]

  • Studio Practice

    Our inclusive studios in Hastings offer specialist visual arts provision for new and existing participants with complex needs, facilitating their creativity through personalised pathways. Artist/makers generally come to the studio […]

  • Art Breaks

    Art Breaks focusses on children and young people with complex needs, alongside their parents, carers and non-learning disabled peers. At creative workshops the children are given the opportunity to work […]

  • Studio B

    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 […]

  • The Support Collective

    As part of the new programme Art Freedom Care we are giving the Peer Support Network a new name. The Support Collective reflects the diversity of voices brought together – […]


    GALLERY, PROJECT SPACE & ONLINE PLATFORM. Renovations will shortly begin at 12 Claremont in central Hastings, working towards an inclusive gallery and platform to showcase art from the extensive archive of […]

  • EXPLORERS Project

    EXPLORERS is an innovative programme of art and discourse that challenges perceptions through creating supportive and deeply affecting interactions between neurotypical and non-neurotypical collaborators. EXPLORERS 2021+ We are currently preparing […]

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    Training and events

    What are your training needs? We are developing our next training programme so let Esther Springett know what training you or your support workers would find useful. Aspirational planning and […]

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