Funding success for new course to help Brighton and Hove artists

A Brighton gallery and national arts charity have been granted funding to launch an innovative course which will enable artists facing barriers to the art world to learn new skills.

The Sussex Community Foundation approved a bid for £4,250 which will allow award-winning arts charity Outside In to partner with Fabrica to run the Step Up ‘Leading Workshops’ programme.

Workshop tutors with Marc Steene, far right

Outside In director and founder Marc Steene said: “We are delighted that this funding will enable us to deliver our Step Up ‘Leading Workshops’ at Fabrica. Together we are seeking to support artists in the city to further develop their skills and gain employment and other opportunities in the art world.”

The course will see 15 artists learn all the skills needed to prepare and deliver their own creative workshops, from risk assessments and practical considerations to working with people who have a range of different access and support needs. Over ten weekly sessions, the course will contain a mixture of practical exercises, assignments, one-to-one support and theory sessions.