In the light of recent events regarding the spread of COVID-19, on Wednesday 18th of March the decision was made to close the doors to our day centres until further notice.
This was a difficult decision to make for many reasons, however, the safety and wellbeing of our artists and staff will always remain our top priority.
The reality is that many of our service users rely on our daily service, not only as a place to support their artistic growth, but also as a social outlet. We do not want the decision to close our doors to affect the sense of community Artworks has cultivated over the years.
During our closure we will be doing everything we can to ensure our service user’s remain artistically engaged! We’ve been sending out individual arts packages containing activities and challenges, conducting phone and skype calls to give remote support, we have also been making select home visits to in order to conduct arts workshops safely.
The decision to launch this patreon is motivated by the desire to maintain the wellbeing of our community and its people, whilst also helping to keep the future of Artworks secure.
By giving your support, you will enable us to continue our work during these difficult times, whilst also becoming a part of our community.
Supporters will be given exclusive access to our bi-monthly Arts Blog! Here you will be kept up to date on the projects our artists have been working on from home, receive exclusive high-res desktop backgrounds, film and video content made directly by our artists, and much more to be announced!
Supporting our patreon is an excellent opportunity to engage with a wonderful artistic community, whilst helping to ensure that we are able to continue our work long in to the future.
We hope that you will join us as we continue to honour our commitment to compassion, artistic-endeavour and self-belief.