Who we are and what we do
Artworks supports and promote the creation of quality creative practice by our collective of artists. We focus on achievement, self-belief, collaborative practice and teamwork whilst supporting our artists to play an active role within their community. We aim to challenge people’s perceptions of learning disabilities and autism through publicly celebrating the creativity and ambition of our artists.
Our artists are given the opportunity to participate in workshops run by professional creatives that specialise in different mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to film, photography, animation and performance. The workshops help our artists learn new techniques and create work for exhibitions and projects, and we have supported our artists to showcase their work in various galleries and public spaces across the UK.
What we want to do with this project
We would like to create an art project that would take place in Sheffield Station with a focus on climate change and the issues affecting our planet. This would provide a platform for our artists to exhibit their work while also adding an interactive and public engagement element that would spread awareness and encourage positive action around climate change and environmental issues.
The project would engage the public with interactive activities such as art workshops, handing out wildflower seeds, and QR codes on the artworks leading people to social media where they can share their creations and learn about ways that they can have a positive impact.
How this will make a difference in our community
12.5 million people pass through Sheffield station a year, this presents a fantastic opportunity for exposure for our artists work, and for spreading positive messages on climate action to a large number of people.
Our eARThworks project would…
Engage the public in awareness around climate change and action that can be taken
Provide a platform for our artists to exhibit work which has a social purpose
Enrich the public spaces in the train station with art and interactive activities
And Engage with local schoolchildren and give them the opportunity to exhibit their work, while also engaging them in conversations around climate change
What your contributions will do
The funding we are asking for would pay for staff to run workshops, pay for the art materials, and the cost of running the exhibitions and outreach projects.