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You: Your Art (North Tyneside)

June 2021 - March 2022

A mindful space to make creative journals and explore lots of basic art, print, crafts, making and collage.

Part of Better Connect.

Creative Journalling online for adults in North Tyneside.

You: Your Art offered a mindful space where carers could make creative journals and explore lots of basic art, print, crafts, making and collage techniques online. This programme is open to all North Tyneside residents aged 18+ and the sessions were led by artist Jessica Kinnersley.

Part of our Better Connect programme which had a range of opportunities for carers supporting people to take time out and get creative.

You: Your Art: 2021 Digital Exhibition

‘Time for myself, space to talk about whatever was bothering me, no judgement, relaxing and getting to make new friends.’

YYA Participant

Images from our You: Your Art taster sessions

‘It gave me a sense of purpose and a set time that was just mine to make art for me, and not for any other reason’

YYA Participant

Thanks to our Project Funders

You: Your Art is funded by by the Thriving Communities Fund, which totals £1.4 million, is being delivered by Arts Council England and has been made possible by the National Academy for Social Prescribing (contributing £1.15m from the Department of Health and Social Care) and Arts Council England (providing £250k from the National Lottery). Other strategic partners to the programme include NHS England and NHS Improvement, Historic England, Sport England, Natural England, the Office for Civil Society, the Money & Pensions Service and NHS Charities Together.

It is also funded by the Community Foundation.