Since the initial lockdown in March we’ve been re-thinking how we can make our work accessible and provide creative experiences for the communities we’re privileged to work with.

We’re learning how to make the best use of the resources and skills we have to facilitate ‘at home’ projects including Windows on Nature with Armley Helping Hands & Leeds Museums and Galleries; Tree of Hope with Halton Moor & Osmondthorpe Project for Elders; Windows across Leeds & Shutter Stories photography project with Carers Leeds.

We’re getting some great feedback about the creative packs we’ve sent out and have had some fantastic chats on zoom with participants, exploring the best ways to use materials and guidance on techniques and creative thinking.

Block Steady Studios, based in one of our Blank Canvas spaces in Bradford, have been facilitating face to face work, with some block printing workshops for inkers project ‘Inkerwoven’ with Bradford Textile Archive, funded by Arts Council England.

And thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund, we’ll soon be taking on a new space at Barkston House, so that we can programme socially distanced exhibitions, events and face to face workshops as we look to future work.

Watch this space as things progress….