The last month has been a time of successful completions and new beginnings. As Our Place comes to a close, we are delighted to see the fruits of our labours bringing joy to care homes across Suffolk. We’re looking forward to helping Partnership in Care staff maintain the positive changes our artists have initiated.
And as one project comes to an end, we are celebrating the beginning of two new pilot projects, as we explore working in new ways and in new settings.
Summer is feeling rich with potential, and we look forward to sharing more news with you next month. Wishing you a fantastic few weeks.
Alex and Hayley, Co-Directors
We’re giving visual artists a Step Up
We are delighted to be launching a unique new professional development programme for visual artists.
Step Up is a pilot project which explores a sustainable approach to providing inclusive professional development opportunities to visual artists in Suffolk, including artists with learning disabilities. Read more.
Artists successfully transform Suffolk residential homes
This month, we’ll be celebrating the completion of artist residencies in six residential homes in Suffolk. Over the summer, as part of our innovative Our Place project, teams of artists have been working alongside care staff, exploring new ways of caring creatively for residents, their families and friends.
New project to bring smiles to women’s refuges
It’s been a month for exciting new ventures, and this week we are celebrating the dawn of a brand new project with a brand new partner.
Giggle Visits is a one-year pilot project that will bring the person-centred engagement used in hospitals and hospices by our fantastic Clown RoundClown Doctors to the new setting of women’s refuges. Read more.
Meet the artist
This month’s artist is Bryan Hall.
Bryan is one of our longest-standing music tutors and has worked with us on many of our music projects including Rock Up and is now stepping down to concentrate on his work at Red Oak Primary School. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you: Bryan – you’ll be hugely missed. Read more.
We are absolutely thrilled that our first charity open garden event held at Washingford Farm last month raised over £1,000. A huge thank you go to Tiff and Hugh for their enormous generosity in running such a wonderful and well attended event!
If you have an idea for a fundraiser in aid of Suffolk Artlink – small or large – please get in touch with [email protected].