On 13th October 2015, Artlink held the Get Started Celebration Event at Northern Ballet. This was a purely participatory event with participants and support workers invited along to take part in workshops, browse the exhibition, meet other people and to celebrate the first two years of the project.
It was a great day with over 100 people in attendance. There was a real sense of achievement from everyone and an excited buzz as we all waited for the giant man to appear, decorated by participants throughout the day by artwork created at the different tables dotted throughout the venue. The day ended with a movement and voice session led by visual artist Bryony Pritchard and creative writer Becky Cherriman. It was a fitting end to the previous two years and a vibrant way to set us up for the final year in 2016!
Our Get Started project works collaboratively with professional artists and adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues throughout Leeds. Get Started is in partnership with Progress Housing Group and is funded by The Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme.