“The best things were standing on the stage and singing and dancing and conducting.”
“I’ve loved being on this course … everyone has been helping each other.”
What is JumpstART:
An arts training course for people with learning disabilities. JumpstART! offers students the chance to enjoy an in-depth exploration of an art form whilst developing creative and life skills.
Students work alongside professional artists during 10-week art courses. Through artist-led sessions, trips to cultural venues and a final public celebration of their work, students learn new skills and gain confidence, friendships and wellbeing.
Courses are run in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich and focus on a wide variety of art forms including illustration, dance, film-making, photography, music and visual arts.
At the end of each course, students are offered advice and guidance on how to progress on to volunteering, work experience and further training.
You can see examples from our Telling Stories module and get your hands the book, prints and postcards on our JumpstART Storytelling Shop page.
Who is JumpstART for:
JumpstART is part of our programme for people with learning disabilities and is specifically for adults with learning disabilities.
When & Where is JumpstART happening:
The arts course takes place in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft.
The Centre in Bury St Edmunds has level access with manual door, accessible toilet and sessions are on the ground floor
24th Ipswich Scout HQ in Ipswich has a parking, sloped access with manual door, accessible toilet and sessions are on the ground floor
Bethel Centre in Lowestoft has level access with automatic door, accessible toilets and sessions are on the ground floor
Charlie Meyer or Fran Speight on 01986 873 955 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- JumpstART Storytelling Shop
- Visit the online exhibitions from the JumpstART Studio project 2015 here
- Visit our JumpstART Bury St Edmunds Facebook page here
- Visit our JumpstART Ipswich Facebook page here
Below is the film made as part of the Protest Art module in 2017
JumpstART has been made possible by generous funding from the Big Lottery Fund.