EXPLORERS is a dynamic collaborative programme of art and action that opens up routes into artistic practice for neurominorities, dismantling attitudinal and systemic barriers to representation and rights in art and society.
Venture Arts is thrilled to be part of the national creative programme of events that makes up Explorers, aiming to increase the visibility and representation of neurodivergent artists in contemporary visual art.
The Explorers Project:
- Creates platforms for neurodivergent artists.
- Creates pathways for cultural organisations to deepen their understanding and commit to inviting neurodivergent people and carers into their spaces.
- Works towards changing the discourse of how neurodivergent artists are positioned and described in culture.
Conversations Series III: Narratives
Our upcoming Conversation Series III, ‘Narratives’, will form part of the Explorers Project. Narratives is a new collaborative residency, working with eight artists for whom personal narratives around heritage are central to their work. We aim to work with four Venture Arts artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Collaborating with Castlefield Gallery, The Lowry and Explorers, we will commission four local artists for whom cultural identity is also important in their work, or who would like to create new work about their personal stories and narratives.
Find out more about Narratives here.
Explorers Project Partners:
- Action Space
- Into Art
- MK Gallery
- Outside In
- Project Art Works (Lead Partner)
- Venture Arts
The Explorers Project is supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.