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Brave Art

Our weekly arts training course for adults with learning disabilities.

Introduction

An arts training course for adults with learning disabilities, Brave Art offers students the chance to enjoy exploring a variety of art forms whilst developing creative and life skills.

Students work alongside professional artists during three 12-week terms each year. Through artist-led sessions, cultural trips and public celebrations of their work, students learn new skills and gain confidence, friendships and wellbeing.

Courses take place one day per week, in Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich and include advice and guidance on how to progress on to volunteering, work experience and further training.

‘I’m very proud of what I’ve done today, I’ve learned new skills, I’ve got better.’
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Brave Art Utopia Celebration

What inspired this project?

Brave Art is inspired by the need to increase wellbeing for people with learning disabilities, to help them to develop creative and life skills and to increase their connections within their communities.

“I found it really, really exciting and it’s been so, so creative and fun.” Andreas, Brave Art Student

Project contact

Charlie Meyer, Project Development Officer

Suffolk Artlink
Units 13 & 14
Malt Store Annex
The Cut, 8 New Cut
Halesworth
IP19 8BY

Telephone: 0784 2531 111

Email: charlie@suffolkartlink.org.uk

Project partners, funders and supporters

Brave Art is made possible thanks to generous funding and support from the National Lottery Community Fund.
National Lottery Community Fund