In 2016/17, we completed an excellent five years of partnership working with the National Arts Council of Singapore. This work saw us delivering key elements of Singapore’s Youth Arts Symposium in 2012, followed by a training programme for youth arts practitioners in 2014.
We were then commissioned to develop and deliver an annual work placement programme back in the UK, for Singaporean youth arts workers and artists. The final of these placements took place in 2016.
With support from the Artists International Development Fund (Arts Council England) and the Anglo-Chilean Society, our CEO, Jane Bryant, travelled with The Mighty Creatives’ CEO, Nick Owen, to Chile in August 2017. They took part in Chilean youth arts organisation Balmaceda Arte Joven’s ARTIVISTAS Symposium, a two-day event celebrating 25 years of working in and through the arts with young people.
“What an experience! I’ve had time to consider what Artswork does, and think about how we need to make connections in a troubled global world, to strive to promote unity and common understanding in and through the arts.” (Jane Bryant, CEO, Artswork)