Rock On

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.

And don’t forget if you love art and would like to support our work, you can take part in the Suffolk Open Studios prize draw until the end of May. There are 14 artworks to be won, generously donated by Suffolk Open Studios participants, in exchange for a £5 donation to our work. Good luck!

Hayley & Alex, Co-Directors

Rock On

£71,000 National Lottery award helps us support young people through making music

We’re thrilled to have 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. Read more.

We’ve published a new impact evaluation report on our work in care homes 

We are pleased to be able to share with you learning from Our Place, a project that saw us bringing artist residencies to six Partnership in Care residential care homes across Suffolk last year. We have published six reports which document the creative journey each home took, as well as an impact evaluation report. Read more.

Meet our newest team member, Kasia Don-Daniel 

This month we welcome another new team member to Suffolk Artlink.  Kasia Don-Daniel joins us as project officer Carrie Phoenix takes some time out on maternity leave. Kasia is an artist we have worked with regularly in the past, who has now made the transition to a fully-fledged member of the Suffolk Artlink team. Welcome Kasia! Read more.

Meet the Artist: Amy Nettleton

April’s artist of the month is the talented Amy Nettleton who, when she isn’t making sculptures for the 2012 Paralympics, can be found teaching arts workshops to a wide and diverse audience including children and adults with additional needs.

Amy is currently taking part in our Step Up project, which sees her collaborating with an artist with a learning disability to make new works together. Read more.

A word from our friends

This is an OPEN CALL for visual artists to design and produce public works and lead community workshops in September 2019.  Deadline 16th May.

Mural Painting / Street Art: Mural painting workshops in schools and a large urban mural commission.

Textile Installation: Including community engagement and live installation during the festival.

Community Art Workshops: Community pavement art workshops suitable for all ages and abilities.

Please send us your CV, website, examples of work and specify which commission you are interested in: [email protected]  DBS checks will be required if successful.Competitive rates of pay offered including expenses.

We’ve got some wonderfully supportive and enthusiastic souls planning a bit of summer fundraising for us, including walks, swims and prize draws.

If you’d like to do something brave, creative or silly to support Suffolk Artlink, get in touch!

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