Creative Employment Programme

Recently, our Bury St Edmunds JumpstART course enjoyed an eagerly anticipated visit from Suffolk’s High Sheriff. It was great to receive such positive feedback for one of our longest running initiatives, and to watch with pride as Geoffrey and his wife, Nella, left sporting colourful badges made by our students.

As well as feeling proud of our longer running projects, we are starting to work on a number of pilot projects which will explore new approaches to using artists in community settings.

Gigglevisits and Step Up are now underway, and we have two more projects hot on their heels. We look forward to sharing more with you on this next month.

Hayley & Alex, Co-Directors

Step Up – Call for visual artists

We’re looking for six visual artists to take part in Step Up, our new Suffolk-based inclusive professional development programme.

If you are a visual artist with an interest in collaboration and learning new skills, Step Up offers you an exciting opportunity to develop your skills by working as part of a partnership. Read more.

Celebrating a successful journey for Avenues

As summer comes to a close, we are celebrating the successful conclusion of Avenues, a project that provided young adult family carers the chance to explore a variety of contemporary creative practices. Read more.

Dad and Daughter Drop raises hundreds for Suffolk Artlink

This month, we were lucky enough to be the recipients of over £600 of new funds thanks to dad and daughter duo, Tim and Polly. The intrepid pair took on their very own ‘Dad and Daughter Drop’ to help raise funds for our work. Read more.

Meet the artist: Sophie Fox

September’s artist of the month is the lovely Sophie Fox. Fresh from her successful artist residencies this summer as part of Our Place, we’re delighted to have this sensitive, creative and inspiring artist in the Suffolk Artlink family. Read more.

A word from our friends


2,200 WORDS

National prize for women over 40 (£1,000 and a residency in Stratford Upon Avon sponsored by Hosking Houses Trust.
Regional prize for women living and working in the East of England 16 plus –  £600 and a Gold Dust mentoring session with Jill Dawson


Thanks to Arts Council Catalyst funding, all new donations we get are being doubled, so it’s a great time to give:

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