Education Circle

‘Get The Message’, 2014

Outset Education Circle is delighted to support Camden Arts Centre, a contemporary visual arts venue in North London with a long and rich history of exhibitions and education outreach programmes.

Since 2002, Camden Arts Centre has been running Get the Message; an innovative project in which artists, in partnership with teachers, develop new approaches to working with young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Activities place an emphasis on communication, self-expression and creative skills through encounters with contemporary art practice.

The project was cited as a best practice example in a recent national study, Re-imagine: Improving access to the arts, galleries and museums for people with learning disabilities (Lemos & Crane, 2015) and the project’s influence on the wider cultural sector continues to grow, with representatives from Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, Tate, Baltic and The British Library all attending the project’s Access Forum at Camden Arts Centre on 17th July 2015.

Outset Education Circle has supported the programme for the academic years 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.

The Art Room stands for everything that Outset Education Patrons Circle promotes: that art has the power to heal, that it brings communities together and should be accessible to all. It is for all these reasons that we have supported this vitally important programme and will continue to do so.

Micaela Boas, Director of Outset Education Patrons Circle