Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Limited

Artist workshops with Hospital Outreach Education

Help Fermynwoods Contemporary Art deliver a series of exciting and bespoke artist led workshops with young people who cannot attend mainstream school due to diagnosed complex medical and/or mental health conditions.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1122678)

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17 days




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Increasing numbers of young people are likely to have experienced one or a combination of depression, anxiety, self-harming, recurring or recent hospitalisation, extreme grief (perhaps through the loss of family, even resulting in being placed into care), resulting in mild to extreme difficulty in social situations. A further disadvantage stemming from these circumstances is a lack of access to culture for the young people.


We will commission professional artists to deliver artist led workshops for vulnerable young people, working in partnership with Northamptonshire Hospital and Outreach Education to reach children who have been referred to NHOE by the child’s mainstream school and are supported by a medical practitioner. Activities will take place in learning centres around Northamptonshire, at our idyllic outreach base in Fermyn Woods, and directly in hospital settings.

  • "Fermynwoods quite clearly delivers excellent arts programmes."

    — Ed Vaizey, former Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy

  • "Fermynwoods is a leading visual arts organisation and a major asset to the sub-region. It is also a pioneer of arts education projects for harder to reach young people."

    — Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy

  • "In mainstream they were just like, if you do it wrong, then you have done everything wrong and there is no coming back from it. But Fermyn is just like new people giving you a chance, like loads of chances, like straight away."

    — Young person not in mainstream education