We aim to:
- • Make visual arts accessible to all and to break down barriers to participation.
- • Use the visual arts to increase personal and community wellbeing.
- • To make work that is of high quality and to break down the stigma of mental ill-health.
We run regular sessions and projects using the visual arts to develop wellbeing, mainly with women with mental health issues but also with young people, people with dementia and learning difficulties. We set up ArtatWork CIC to amalgamate our previous skills and experience in community arts and wellbeing. We run two weekly visual arts groups for women to support wellbeing. We use the NEF's Five Ways to Wellbeing as a framework for designing our projects. These are To Give, To Connect, To Take Notice, To Learn and Keep Active.