We are a participatory arts charity. We develop and deliver inclusive arts programmes in communities that bring skills, support networks, confidence and joy to people in the East.
Our creative projects aim to help people transform their lives through the arts, and are delivered in places including community centres, hospitals and hospices, residential homes, refuges and schools.
Our work is led by experienced arts practitioners, encompassing a rich variety of art forms, and is delivered in close partnership with care, education, voluntary and community organisations.
Work With Us
Volunteer and paid opportunities
We do not currently have any paid opportunities at the moment. If you are interested in volunteering for us by fundraising for us then please contact Rachael Murray via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to be kept up to date about opportunities at Suffolk Artlink please join our mailing list.
We have a team of dedicated trustees who voluntarily give their time and expertise to help make sure Suffolk Artlink continues to meet its objectives and head towards it’s vision
Esmee Wilcox (Chair)
Young Trustee Observer: Chloe Pearson
Suffolk County Council Observer: Cllr Paul West
Each year we work with many artists who each bring their specialist knowledge to our projects to make them a success.
In 2017/18 we worked with: Linda Arkley, Helen Baggett, Dan Ball, Liz Ballard, Molly Barrett, Gareth Bayliss, Mary Benefiel, Colin Brinkley, Hope Brooks, Leo Burtin, Sara Byers, Liam Carroll, Bryan Clarke, Jaki Clibbon, Filomena Cristalino, Jacquie Davies, Lola De Mille, Chris Draude, Lucy Ducker, Genista Dunham, Lucy Enskat, George Farrow-Hawkins, Linda Farrow, Kaitlin Ferguson, Hayley Field, Sophie Fox, Sarah Franklin, Dan Friend, Briagha Grant, Bryan Hall, Sam Hanison, Sara Harrington, Harvey Harris , Jon Hart, Tom Hobden, Lisa Marie Hoctor, Caitlin Howells, Sophie Johnson, Vicki Johnson, Matthew Lawes, Lady Lucy, Zoe Martin Sean McManus, Annabelle Mednick, Kimberley Moore, Amy Nettleton, Shelly O’Brien, Oyster Community Press, Daniela Paiva, Patrick Parker, Dean Parkin, Carrie Phoenix, Kasia Posen, Arti Prashar, Duncan Ravenhall, Wendy Rees, Matt Shepherd, Kirsty Thorpe, Sophie Tott, Bill Vine, Lynn Whitehead, Lewis Wickwar, John Williams, Ruth Williams, Emma Withers, Carl Wright, Sally Zabrowski
In 2017/18, we devised and delivered our projects in partnership with the following organisations:
Suffolk Artlink was established in the early 1980’s as a member of the National Shape Network, working across Suffolk to focus on disability arts. In 1994 we were taken under the umbrella of Optua (formerly Rethink Disability). Following a feasibility study we developed towards becoming an independent arts inclusion agency. Suffolk Artlink went on to become a registered charity in August 2005, enjoying its first year as a fully operational arts and social inclusion charity in 2006.
Since then Suffolk Artlink has gone from strength to strength, running numerous projects across Suffolk. With an ever-changing programme of projects, as well as a few old favourites, the charity is constantly evolving to bring unique and exciting arts opportunities, improving lives and inspiring many in the community with arts access for all.
Policies and Procedures
Suffolk Artlink is proud to have achieved the Young Suffolk Quality Standard by demonstrating best practice in regard to safeguarding, health and safety, organisational management and staff support and development.
Suffolk Artlink provides these policies online so that everyone may see the standards we have set ourselves and hold us to account.
The policies and procedures also provide clear and practical guidance that staff and artists use in their work on a daily basis. By providing these online we are seeking to ensure everyone uses the most up to date and accurate information we can possibly provide.
View the full list of our policies and procedures.