Art Shape works across Gloucestershire to increase access to creative experiences for those facing barriers to participation. Art Shape researches gaps in the provision of creative opportunities, and develops and runs projects that inspire, encourage and promote the creativity of artists and participants
Art Bridge Evolve
Art Bridge Evolve is Art Shape's innovative creative project. It consists of a program of creative development for artists who face disabling barriers and wish to develop or progress their artistic career.
The programme is free, part time and is available through face to face participation or online.
The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project aims to engage with and support individuals in Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work. GEM is committed to help you move closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.
Of Course We Can
Our week-long courses run in partnership with 'Active Impact', a social enterprise based in Gloucestershire tasked by Gloucestershire County Council to provide opportunities for disabled and non-disabled young people to take part in a variety of activities together building confidence, skills and friendships. We have recently run workshops linked to the Gloucester Carnival and street art in Cheltenham.
"Harriet and staff from Art Shape- just wanted to say a huge thanks for Creative Constructions and to let you know J has really enjoyed it!"
Movements and Mobilisation Carnival Project 2018
"The best thing about carnival is using it as an opportunity to connect people, a catalyst to community bonding and building relationships"
In 2018, Art Shape has invested in 3 projects delivered by integrated teams of professional artists.