Our Cultural Enrichment Programme provides valuable opportunities for arts and heritage venues to work with our studio artists on extensive projects.
Cultural Enrichment Programme
The Venture Arts team work closely with artist-participants and venues to co-design a programme which is tailored to each individual, providing unique experiences, skills and knowledge about culture including history, theatre, art and so much more. Artists work towards a final product or event in which they showcase their experiences and learning from their placement. Work may include tours, exhibitions, publications or digital resources.
This ground-breaking initiative has built strong and rich partnerships with venues including Manchester Museum, People’s History Museum, the Royal Exchange Theatre, the Whitworth Art Gallery, Open Eye Gallery, The Wellcome Collection, The National Football Museum, The British Museum, Manchester International Festival and HOME.
The successes of these projects have seen people gain valuable work experience whilst enriching cultural spaces. Some of our artists go on to gain permanent volunteer work within culture and our long-term ambition is for this programme to support and prepare venues to employ learning-disabled people on a permanent basis.