Watts Gallery Trust

Art For All Learning Programme

Art For All is a far-reaching learning and outreach programme offering practical art workshops and talks to those in formal education, families, disadvantaged groups and women prisoners at HMP Send. The project needs funding to extend this work to the community, more schools and two further prisons.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (313612)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£38,270

Donations

109

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • When things are really difficult, coming here to Watts Gallery to create art really helps

    — Young Offender, Surrey Youth Justice

  • Being introduced to Sandy and the girls doing the Watts Gallery project, quite literally saved my life."

    — Participant, HMP Send

  • The closeness developed by working with all these talented artists has created bonds of friendship that will transcend prison.

    — Participant, HMP Send

  • When things are really difficult, coming here to Watts Gallery to create art really helps

    — Young Offender, Surrey Youth Justice

  • Being introduced to Sandy and the girls doing the Watts Gallery project, quite literally saved my life."

    — Participant, HMP Send

  • The closeness developed by working with all these talented artists has created bonds of friendship that will transcend prison.

    — Participant, HMP Send

Situation

The general affluence in Surrey conceals hidden deprivation. Child poverty has increased by 10pc, there are pockets of high unemployment & social exclusion in the South East has the highest rates of sickness absence & stress-related illness. Prisoners, young offenders, excluded pupils and groups with mental illness have little access to art courses. Art is more compromised on the national curriculum with little focus on traditional skills and general lack of awareness of local cultural heritage.

Solution

Art For All Learning Programme will reach out to these disadvantaged groups and communities to improve social cohesion, encourage a sense of achievement & higher self esteem. We will extend art skills courses to help with the rehabilitation of more prisoners in more prisons. We will also offer more schools and colleges the chance to be inspired by the Watts collection, learn about historic Compton and to learn a range of craft and pottery skills in the well-equipped Foyle Art for All Studio.