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Art-Alive Arts Trust

Address

12-13 Greek Street
3 Wedgwood Mews
Soho
London
W1D 4BD
United Kingdom

Beneficiaries

  • Young people

Activities

  • Arts and cultural activities
  • Getting people into work
  • Self-help groups

Description

The Art Alive Arts Trust (AAAT) was formed in 1997 and registered as a charity in 2001, with the aim of helping children, adolescents and young adults find an opportunity to realise their potential and find their place in society through the use of art. Art Alive founder established Soho Arts Fair and The Big Soho Clean up in 2011 and 2013 which has taking the vision of the founder to a bigger and greater heights. Please also look out for The Open Door in December 2016. This is going to be a phenomenon. AAAT employs the therapeutic and educational benefits of art tuition and works primarily with two groups: Primary school children with behavioural, and or, learning difficulties and Young vulnerable adults- unemployed, at risk of being homeless or even risk of offending. Our primary goal is to work with these individuals to provide them with lifeskills and to help them secure work placements with arts organisations. The trust’s outreach work brings us into contact with Her Majesty’s Prison service and with schools throughout Greater London and beyond. We previously had a fully functioning art studio in Clapham, south London where painting, ceramics, textiles and furniture-making workshops were held. Now we have relocated to Westminster, based in The Heart of Soho, Greek Street. Here the project is taking a new turn. Art-Alive is engaging young vulnerable adults in the borough in purposeful activity. Art Alive will be running a variety of art-based courses for 18 to 25 year olds in a variety of different centres which provide a suitable environment in which to deliver workshops. All of our courses run for 12 weeks. We also work in schools with young people who have learning difficulties and most of the time they engage in creative works more than the academic side.