Suffolk Artlink Google partnership
Local arts charity brings community arts in Suffolk to a global audience on Google Arts & Culture
In celebration of Creativity and Wellbeing week (18 – 24 May), hundreds of artworks and photos from Suffolk Artlink’s community arts projects can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world due to a new partnership between Google and the arts charity.
Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users around the world will be able to see collections of artworks and stories created by the arts charity’s students and participants, alongside imagery taken at their community projects. This can be seen at https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/suffolk-artlink
Specially curated virtual exhibits have been developed for online visitors who can discover over five unique online exhibits, curated by the Suffolk Artlink team. The digital exhibitions tell the story of how Suffolk Artlink is helping people transform their lives through the arts by bringing skills, support networks, confidence and joy to communities in the East.
Suffolk Artlink Co-Director, Hayley Field, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Google to share the work we are doing to support communities in the East of England with a global audience.
“It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to tell the stories of our projects, and the positive impact they have on people’s lives, through colourful, inspiring and moving stories thanks to the Google Arts & Culture platform.
“As well as learning more about our work, a visit to our profile will treat you to a wide range of exhibitions featuring some fantastic artworks created by our students and participants.”
Suffolk Artlink is a participatory arts charity. It develops and delivers inclusive arts programmes that support peoples’ health and wellbeing. The charity works in places including hospitals, hospices, residential homes, schools and community venues, led by experienced arts practitioners and encompassing a rich variety of art forms.
About Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture puts the collections of more than 2,000 museums at your fingertips. It’s an immersive way to explore art, history and the wonders of the world, from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings to the women’s rights movement and the Taj Mahal. The Google Arts & Culture app is free and available online for iOS and Android. The team has been an innovation partner for cultural institutions since 2011. Google Arts & Culture develops technologies that help preserve and share culture and allow curators to create engaging exhibitions online and offline.
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