The Bromley by Bow Centre’s Arteast group aims to create exciting art projects for the public realm through collaborative working with partners and professional artists.
Arteast is run by painter Frank Creber and aims to develop creative, social and business skills in individuals with learning and physical disabilities. Its primary focus is on the needs and aspirations of the individual, set in the context of the wider community. In practice, this is about creating opportunities which are accessible for all and which encourage full integration and participation. The project aims to:
Support members to learn new creative, media and business skills.
Enable members to develop self-confidence, reasoning ability and other cognitive skills.
Bring together a cross-section of the community where members work together, supporting each other to achieve a goal.
Reduce members’ isolation, enabling them to widen their support network and make friends.
Provide support so that all members are able to participate fully, regardless of their needs.
Improve members’ practical skills, enabling them to sell their work and find employment.
Arteast has its own website that contains up-to-date details about specific projects. The website is written by members who are supported to write short pieces of text about their work.
Frank Creber has over 30 years’ experience leading art sessions for members of all ages and abilities. His paintings can be found here.