Creative Connections: a step change in access to high quality creative opportunities for disabled people in Hull and East Riding
Creative Connections began as a new, year long programme where three artists would collaborate on a regular basis with participants from three of Hull’s leading disability charities to develop creative social groups. The charities, Danny’s Dream, Victoria House and Sight Support partnered with artists Gail Hurst, Jon Keen and Sarah Johnson respectively. The programme began in March 2019. The groups in each centre worked to develop their own projects across the year with their artist. All three groups have collaborated on a joint exhibition at Artlink running from 04 December to 06 March. The project is being evaluated by Dr Jade French.
Disabilities trust wrote a lovely article about their involvement which can be read here.
Creative Connections has been made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. As well as match funding from Arts Council England.