Volunteers Week 2016

Meet the Volunteers – Ailsa Sutcliffe

1-12 June 2016 is Volunteers Week!

Now in it’s 5th year, the volunteering programme at Project Ability has gone from strength to strength. Over the years, the programme has attracted a variety of artists at all stages of their careers; undergraduate students, post graduate students and established practicing artists, looking for a new experience and to learn from the artists, young and older, that we support. Our opportunities to volunteer have spanned across all three of our programmes giving artists the chance to experience collaborating with people with learning disability, people with lived experience of mental ill health and children with disabilities.

With this variety has come a wealth of talented artists, each contributing to our programme in their own unique and immensely valuable way, learning and sharing approaches to working with both our participants and workshop tutors.

The volunteers input has no doubt enhanced the service we already provide, introducing a new and different energy to the workshops and making for a truly inclusive working studio environment. One where artists from many different life experiences share and find common ground, developing their practices together to make richer and more meaningful art.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, both past and present!

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