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Studio Space for People Seeking Sanctuary

The Art House Wakefield: Studio Space for People Seeking Sanctuary

The Art House, Wakefield is a charity which was established in 1994 by a group of disabled artists with a vision to provide facilities where they could work alongside each other within a community of artists, developing projects for disadvantaged and marginalised people. They believe there should be no barriers to creating, sharing and experiencing art. The Art House is the UK’s first Studio of Sanctuary, providing support for professional artists who happen to be refugees and asylum seekers.

With the support of the Tudor Trust these print workshops have extended The Art House’s Studio of Sanctuary provision, creating a place for people in Wakefield to learn new skills, make friends and create community. They welcomed over 100 participants to their print workshops from people seeking sanctuary and wider Wakefield communities, including children and young people, within a few months of starting the project.

(Photo Credits: Amy Charles & Art House Wakefield)