RBSA Outreach Events and Film

09 March 2018

We have been very busy working on several projects to help improve and develop our accessibility and inclusiveness. We are delighted to share with you some of the achievements of this work...

WMMD-funded outreach film

We received a grant from the West Midlands Museum Development Fund  (WMMD) to deliver some workshops at Focus Birmingham and make a film to help local art groups and audiences learn more about how they can engage with the RBSA if unable to visit the RBSA Gallery. The film is now available to view online and can be viewed here.

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We would like to thank the WMMD for funding this project. We would also like to thank everyone involved in delivering the project and making the film, particularly: Lynn Jeffrey RBSA, Brendan Flynn, Focus Birmingham, James White, Emily White, and Louise Palfreyman.

You can find out more about the project by reading the updates on our Art Blog. If you would like to enquire about booking an outreach session or a visit to the gallery, please e-mail natalie@rbsa.org.uk.

RBSA and Sense: Connecting Creatively 

We have been working with Sense for some time now and have so far carried out art workshops, an exhibition of the art created, and sensory tours. Sense is a charity that helps people with complex communication needs. Their Arts Team is committed to helping Sense participants lead a fulfilled and creative life by partnering with organisations like the RBSA to deliver a varied programme of enjoyable and high-quality activities. 

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We shared what we have learned throughout the project so far at an event at Touchbase Pears on Thursday 8 March. It was wonderful to hear such positive feedback about the project and to think about how to continue the work into the future. One stand-out comment for us came from a parent of one of the participants:

"I think what you've done is wonderful. You say you were worried about doing a good job but don't worry about that. From what you've said this evening, it's been great. He's enjoyed it, I've enjoyed it. I hope you can do more of this and keep doing it. It shows respect and offering things to enrich someones life shows you respect them, which is very important for me for people like my son - there is more to their life than people might think".

We would like to thank everyone who funded the project, helped to deliver the project, and attended the sharing event. We would like to thank in particular those who were instrumental in delivering the sessions and exhibition: Steph Tyrrell, Sunney Sharma, Jess Evans, Rob Hamp NWA, Annette Pugh ARBSA, and Karoline Rerrie, David Walton RBSA, and Mike Sadler RBSA.

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The wonderful feedback about the project and exhibition has encouraged us to develop the work further into 2019 and beyond. We will be developing new funding applications towards this aim so watch this space!

You can find out more about the project by reading the updates on our Art Blog. If you would like to enquire about being involved in the project, helping with multi-sensory art sessions, or arranging a multi-sensory visit to the Gallery, please e-mail natalie@rbsa.org.uk.

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Find out more...

You can find out more about what we are up to by reading the updates on our Art Blog.

If you are a Member, Associate, or Friend of the RBSA and would like to get involved in these types of projects, please contact natalie@rbsa.org.uk.

If you would like to enquire about arranging a group visit, outreach session, or multi-sensory tour, please contact natalie@rbsa.org.uk