what we do
Our society aims to inspire young people with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts.
We work with schools by funding ‘Artists in Residence’ to work on arts projects with pupils. For example, local artists Anne-Marie Abbate and Amanda Silk have worked with special school pupils to help them create art work.
Projects involved the use of felt, tie-dye, ceramics and collage. As well as providing pupils with an opportunity to develop their creative skills, the projects had an impact on their social and communication skills as they worked together to create displays of their work. Some of the work produced can be seen in the photos on this page.
We also arrange and support art competitions. One project involved working with a local primary school to produce designs for our Christmas card. Two of the designs: a penguin by Phoenix aged 5 and skaters by Sophie aged 6 can be seen on this page.
Previously we have provided prizes for the Harpur Trust Art Competition, open to all local schools.