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The Art House Wakefield

The Art House Wakefield: Studio Space for People Seeking Sanctuary

Studio of Sanctuary artist Mohammad Barrangi Fashtami in his studio at The Art House, Wakefield - Photo credit Jules ListerStudio of Sanctuary artist Mohammad Barrangi Fashtami in the print studio at The Art House, Wakefield - Photo credit Jules ListerStudio of Sanctuary Print Workshop at The Art House, Wakefield - Photo credit Amy Charles MediaStudio of Sanctuary Screen Printing Workshop at The Art House, Wakefield - Photo credit Amy Charles Media
Unveiling of the Studio of Sanctuary Plaque at The Art House, Wakefield - Photo credit Nick SingletonParticipants working in the print studio at The Art House, Wakefield during a Studio of Sanctuary Print Workshop - Photo credit Amy Charles MediaIMG_5793Photo credit Amy CharlesA family participating in a Studio of Sanctuary Print Workshop at The Art House, Wakefield - Photo credit Amy Charles Media

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)