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Past Programmes: Strong Voices

Coming to an end in March 2015, Strong Voices was part of a two-year national programme, delivered by five Bridge organisations, that aimed to address the social, cultural and economic barriers that prevent young people from going to a museum or arts centre. Artswork worked in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy (including HMS Victory) and other museums and arts organisations... Read More »

Strong Voices: Digital Wildlife Photography Workshops

Young people from Portsmouth took part in a project that enabled them to learn new digital photography and photo editing skills and engage in fun and creative activities over the summer holidays. As part of the project, the young people also engaged with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Gosport Discovery Centre. Gosport Discovery Centre were able to work on their audience... Read More »

Archive: Strong Voices – Respect in Colour project

The Respect in Colour project was established to engage hard to reach young people with arts activities and provide them with transition opportunities into the arts, giving them the access they would not normally have. Pompey in the Community's Respect Programme wanted the project to feed into their existing programme of Artsmark activity, and this aspect was combined with the Explore and Bronze... Read More »

A Strong Voices Project: Duffle Coats on Parade

A project Strong Voices facilitated with Priory School, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, British fashion icons and duffle coat designers Gloverall, and textile artist Ami Lowman. Plain duffle coats were customised with bespoke designs by pupils, with the project culminating in a fashion shoot on board the historic setting of HMS Victory in... Read More »

A Strong Voices Project: Making Space & Step by Step

Making Space worked on a project with Step by Step, an organisation that exists to empower homeless people and those facing adversity to achieve their full potential. The participants were supported in making choices, building confidence and in the creation and completion of works of... Read More »

A Strong Voices Project: Park Community School

Making Space invited sculptor Chris Jenkins to work with Year 9 GCSE Art & Design pupils from Park Community School on a project constructing 3D art works. The aim was to engage pupils in handling and experiencing new materials and to use their imaginations to reuse found materials for their own creations. The project was broken down into three mini projects - masks, models and... Read More »

East Kent’s young people have their voices heard at Uprising 2017

On 15th July, the Gulbenkian in Canterbury hosted Uprising 2017. Curated and led by the ART31 group of young people aged 13-25, the event was designed to help challenge ideas and ignite change in the arts. The day opened with a dance performance; choreographed by Andrew Rebelo of Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company, it addressed social division and inequality and suitably set the tone for the... Read More »

Judith Carrie

Judith joined Artswork to co-ordinate the Strong Voices Programme, she currently coordinates the Portsmouth Creative Skills Programme and is an assessor for Creative Apprentices. A degree in education has led to a varied career centered mainly on children and young people but largely outside the classroom. Residential work with teenage girls in care led on to providing play and leisure... Read More »

Past Programmes

Building strategic alliances, we specialise in advocating for change and delivering positive outcomes for children and young people. We also act as a source of inspiration and practical support for those engaging with young people, enhancing their expertise and building bridges between cultural and educational organisations to strengthen infrastructure, facilitate partnerships, and sustain access... Read More »

Our very own Elspeth (Conference & Communications Coordinator) explains what led her to Manila and why:

I am sat on the floor of the first cathedral to ever be built in the Philippines. A place filled with art and history and at this moment, the sounds of Taki, A-e and Fread’s voices. They are not singing a particular song but are just singing and humming out notes in a room where the sound echoes around us. My eyes are shut and I’m listening to their incredible voices, giving me... Read More »

SPOTLIGHT ON… | Prior’s Court School and their Artsmark journey

Words: Prior's Court School The young people and staff at Prior’s Court School have always been fortunate enough to be surrounded by amazing sculptures and pictures, thanks to our founding patron, Dame Stephanie Shirley and her passion for art. As a special residential school for severely autistic young people, we decided to apply for Artsmark in order to both audit and develop the arts... Read More »

Artswork goes to Chile: Jane’s Jottings 23.08.2017

I am back at the BAJ building this morning for Day 2 of the Symposium. Overnight I have been reflecting on the incredible learning and insights I experienced yesterday as well as the generosity of spirit of the Balmaceda Arte Joven team. I have also been considering the film we watched yesterday of the work of Alicia Vega (‘100 Children Waiting for a Train’). Alicia is a film practitioner and... Read More »

SPOTLIGHT ON… | Prior’s Court School and their Artsmark journey

The young people and staff at Prior’s Court School have always been fortunate enough to be surrounded by amazing sculptures and pictures, thanks to our founding patron, Dame Stephanie Shirley and her passion for art. As a special residential school for severely autistic young people, we decided to apply for Artsmark in order to both audit and develop the arts provision for our young people, for... Read More »

Artswork Conference 2016 – Better Together: Education | Wellbeing | Arts & Culture

“The arts are about narrative, and narrative has always been the greater teacher of humankind. We need to be able to explain, and to be able to see patterns – and so much of education is about that. You have to be able to tell stories, and that’s what the arts do.” (Althea Efunshile, Arts Council England) On 29th June, Artswork held its annual conference. This year, the focus was on the... Read More »

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