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Outsiderxchanges Evaluation Report


This report presents the findings of an evaluation of Venture Arts’ project OutsiderXchanges, in collaboration with Castlefield Gallery and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. For seven months in 2016, twelve artists, six of whom are learning disabled, shared a studio and collaborated as equals to produce experimental new artworks.


This project was kindly supported by Arts Council England and Manchester City Council.


OutsiderXchanges was conceived by Amanda Sutton, Director of Venture Arts.


This report is based on an evaluation by Sara Spanton, and has been edited by Aziza Mills.


Design and front cover image by Naomi Davies, BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Salford University.


The project owes huge thanks to Tanya Raabe-Webber, Kwong Lee, Glen Meskell, Emma Thomas, Sarah Bradbury, Emma Fry, Jennifer Dean, John Lynch, Annie Feng, Nicholas James, all of the project artists and all the team at Venture Arts.


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