Since 1997, Artscope has successfully provided opportunities in the visual arts for artists with disabilities. This has been achieved through a vibrant programme of activities, including:
- Studio-based practice
- Joint projects with other arts organisations
- High profile exhibitions
- Community arts-based projects
- Professional training in the arts
- Working with practising artists
- Website gallery
Artscope is an innovative example of good practice in the field of learning disability and the arts.
Formerly Artist Educator, Tate Britain.
To encourage creativity and practical artmaking, we provide our artists with opportunities for artistic exploration and social interaction through various techniques.
With the help of professional artists and arts practitioners in a studio, we can offer a range of projects and opportunities to encourage and develop artistic skills.
Artscope has consistently been an excellent and unique model of good practice for provision of arts opportunities for adults with learning difficulties.
Formerly Access Curator, Tate Britain.
By providing access to creative opportunities in the visual arts, Artscope aims to bring the work of artists with disabilities into the public domain. It strives to break down barriers between 'mainstream' art and 'disability art'.
Artscope is a hugely important resource for artists with learning disabilities. It really gives them intensive support to develop both artistically and personally and there should be more services like it.
Formerly Director, Action Space.