As we prepare this year’s annual review, it’s been a chance to look back on some really fantastic moments over the last year. It also naturally leads us to thinking more about the future, which is shaping up to be pretty exciting!
Adults with learning disabilities exhibit work on the human body at the Coconut Loft. Arts charity, Suffolk Artlink, are inviting you to a free arts exhibition featuring work created by local artists with learning disabilities.
As well as launching projects like Rock On and looking to the future as we create and devise fresh work, it’s equally important to us to evaluate and learn from our past endeavours. So today we’re sharing news of both the old and the new.
Rock On. A Suffolk-based arts charity has been awarded £71,000 of National Lottery funding, through Youth Music and supported by Arts Council England, to run a two-year music project for young people and adults living in disadvantaged areas in the Waveney and Suffolk Coastal districts.
Suffolk Artlink: At a time of year that heralds new beginnings, we end the month with the fantastic news of a £100,000 Arts Council England award, which will support our brand new project, Make, Do & Friends.
Whether it’s a family carer enjoying some time out as part of Around the Table, or one of our JumpstART students looking on proudly as their art work sells for the first time, we are glad to be warming hearts as the temperature drops.
A thought provoking and stimulating exhibition of work by students from Suffolk Artlink’s recent JumpstART Protest Arts course. Students learned about the Protest Arts movement, exploring ideas and issues that are significant to them through creative activities including print-making, dance, music and film.
January began with a flurry of activity and we are pleased to announce that booking is now open for our new JumpstART arts course. Over the last few weeks we’ve also been busy in Lowestoft, delivering the first of many creative workshops as part of our Lowestoft Folk project, and scheduling the next few Around the Table sessions for family carers.