Strong Voices was a two-year national programme that aimed to address the social, cultural and economic barriers that prevent young people from going to a museum or arts centre. In the South East, Artswork connected Portsmouth’s young people, families and schools with the city’s world-class arts, cultural and heritage facilities.Find Out More
Artswork empowers children and young people through arts and culture to find their voice, become skilled leaders and achieve their aspirations.
Building strategic alliances, we specialise in advocating for change and delivering positive outcomes for children and young people. We also act as a source of inspiration and practical support for those engaging with young people, enhancing their expertise and building bridges between cultural and educational organisations to strengthen infrastructure, facilitate partnerships, and sustain access to the arts and culture.
In the 30 years since Artswork began, we have delivered a wide range of arts and cultural projects working in and through many varied partnerships – regionally, nationally and internationally. These have reached many hundreds of young people, including some of the most vulnerable and at risk, building arts skills and leadership, boosting self-esteem and social skills, and aspiring for long-term, sustainable benefits through clarity of progression routes.
These projects have been developed with and supported by many different stakeholders, funding bodies and partners.
Read about a selection of past programmes via the links below
A review of the 3-year Creative Skills Initiative programme led by Artswork with a consortium of 6
Date Created: 11th Oct 2016
Running from April 2013- March 2015, our Strong Voices programme connected Portsmouth's young
Date Created: 12th Aug 2015
Coming to an end in March 2015, Strong Voices was part of a two-year national programme, delivered
Date Created: 10th Oct 2017
In 2009, Artswork successfully applied to the Department for Work and Pensions to deliver 105 jobs
Date Created: 17th Jan 2017