Support the Art for All Learning Programme

At the heart of everything we do at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village is the ethos that art should be for everyone. The Art for All learning programme embodies this idea by reaching out to people from all walks of life: schools, children, young people, families and adult learners and to some of the most isolated and disadvantaged people in our society.

Our outreach project, The Big Issues, works with partner organisations to make a difference in the lives of those most in need in our community.

Under the guidance of professional artists, participants take part in tailored art workshops, producing creative work in a welcoming and therapeutic environment. These are displayed and sold as part of the annual The Big Issues exhibition. We work with prisoners and young offenders, the homeless, young people not in education, employment or training, young people on the At Risk Register, those who have suffered alcohol or substance abuse and people with poor mental health.

Education and learning at the Artists' Village is arguably the most important strand of all the work that we do here. By supporting the Art for All programme you can help to instil a creative passion in a person, which can transform their life.

  • £25 could provide sketch books for a group of prisoners to continue drawing in their cells
  • £50 could give a group of young people their first chance to explore an art gallery by paying for a mini-bus to transport them to and from the Artists' Village
  • £150 could support those suffering from poor mental health through funding a professional artist to lead a workshop
  • £250 could fund a travel bursary for students from disadvantaged areas, breaking down the cost barrier preventing these individuals from accessing activities at the Artists' Village
  • £500 could enable a young person who is not currently in education, employment or training to complete their arts award