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Artistic support for the Foxton Centre project








This is a weekly art project that will run from the Foxton Centre and be for anyone living nearby in Avenham to access. It will be mainly adults but we are encouraging people to bring their family/children/support staff with them. The project will be co-produced with the participants but we are taking inspiration from the Harris Collections using the starting point of the 5 ways to wellbeing.

As a team we will see how the project develops and try and get each person working to the best of their ability, honing in on key skills and strengths and encouraging peer to peer support. We will use the first 4 weeks to decide which way to take the project and what we would like to achieve as a team. We have a goal of creating an exhibition for Easter time to coincide with a community event - this will be displayed in either the Foxton or a partner centre that the public use that the Foxton are working with.



What's involved?

Being yourself

Sharing your knoweldge and experitise

Being hands on with the group and helping them with their art work and ideas

Helping out

Generally trying to boost the outlook and morale of individuals and inspiring them

Why get involved?

A good cause

The people that attend the session need you

It is a very positive thing to do

Helps to raise the profile of the Foxton and its cause

Great experience as they will probably give us a run for our money!

Will make you feel great about yourself - helping others


How to get involved?

Sign up and clear Friday afternoons!

Ideal Skills

  • Interpersonal skills - listening, speaking, being approachable
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • compassion
  • patience
  • practical and being hands on
  • Generating new ideas
  • Informal learning
  • Creativity
  • Friendly
  • Positive outlook and approach
  • community engagement and empowerment

Ideal Interests

  • Creativity
  • Working with the local community
  • Group work
  • people
  • Diversity and equal opportunities
  • mentoring and buddying up
  • supporting others
  • Disability and inclusion
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • behind the scenes

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