The Waterside Colour Circle Workshop artists and committee have received funding from the South West Foundation – Connection Communities Grant – which will enable them to operate for a further three years. They will receive £27,000 over this period. The workshop is an arts-based organisation that provides professional art tutors for people with disabilities and is based in a purpose-built business centre on the waterfront in Torpoint. It caters for people with a variety of conditions and there is no need for their clients to be 'artistic' or 'expert' although it would help. A safe, accessible and friendly environment is provided and self-expression is actively encouraged. They have regular exhibitions of their work and during the summer months, time is taken out to visit places that can stimulate artistic ideas. The centre has full disabled facilities and runs free classes in a variety of arts and crafts mediums. They are rotated in sessions of about ten-week blocks. Newcomers are welcome and can drop into 19/20 Enterprise Court, Marine Drive or call Plymouth (01752) 811158 for information. Project co-ordinator, Janet Evans said: 'After two years hard work, I am really pleased we have funding to go forward over the next three years. There is something going on here every day of the week.'
Funding for workshop
Friday 10th March 2006 12:00 am