Artsadmin worked with Crisis and Crafty Folk to set up a series of artists’ talks at both Crisis and at Toynbee Studios. Speakers included Graeme Miller, Ackroyd & Harvey, Cindy Oswin and Franko B. Crafty Folk is a group of homeless artists led by its members to provide a means of selling artworks and crafts made by members in insecure housing, or currently homeless. The coaching project aims to provide training and infrastructure for Crafty Folk, so that it is in a position to operate as a successful social enterprise. This will include project-based peer training (bought from and facilitated by Crisis Learning Zone), storage/studio space and transportation. Funded by Off the Streets and Into Work.
“Exceptional programme. Highlight of the course for me!”
“Brought us back to the reality of it all”.
“This was really a great part of the project. Meet and chat with established and well-known artists was a unique experience I really appreciated.”