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We’ve had a wonderful year at Suffolk Artlink and, as 2019 comes to an end, we’re looking forward to delivering a full and exciting programme across the region next year. Thanks to a National Lottery grant we’ll be embarking upon a new intergenerational project and we’re welcoming new students to join us for the second term of Brave Art.

And, as ever, we’ll be exploring new ways of using the arts to improve wellbeing in our communities.  We look forward to sharing more with you next year!

Wishing you a restful and nourishing festive break,

Alex & Hayley, Co-Directors

National Lottery boost helps us to bring generations together to explore Suffolk’s social history

We’re celebrating receiving a £99,000 National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant to deliver a project that brings young and old together to creatively explore the county’s social history. Read more about our National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant.

Brave Art

New Brave Art Term begins in January

After a fabulous first term of Brave Art, we are looking forward to welcoming new students in January for the next term of our art course for adults with learning disabilities. Students can sign up for the new term in one of three locations – Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich. Read more about the new Brave Art term.

What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being

This exciting new World Health Organisation report by Daisy Fancourt and Saoirse Finn maps the current available evidence from across the world in the field of arts and health. It includes sections dedicated to the different themes of prevention and promotion, and management and treatment. Read the report (PDF).

Meet the artist – Tina Hannay

Tina is a visual artist who uses installations and collaborations to respond to her environment for the benefit of the people around her – so she’s the perfect artist to join team Suffolk Artlink to help us deliver the second year of Make, Do & Friends! Read more about Tina Hannay.

A word from our friends

MOT: Musicians working in Challenging Settings, 11 March – Mon 16 March 2020, Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Snape Maltings Creative Campus is curating a 5-day residential course of rejuvenation, inspiration and support for experienced music leaders working in challenging settings. There will be no fee to take part and we are able to cover any UK travel costs. Accommodation and meals will be provided.

Full details on how to apply. Closing date for applications is Mon 6th Jan 2020.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Lucy Perry and all of the artists raising money for Suffolk Artlink at the Heart of Suffolk Winter Art Exhibition. Their raffle and pop up cafe raised an incredible £800 towards our work – what a lovely Christmas present!

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