Access to Art (a2a)
a2a was a radical arts project in which artists with learning disabilities work alongside undergraduate art students from the University of Brighton. Between 2004-2010 it established a pioneering model for inclusive learning that now provides a unique platform for research into teaching methods used at the University of Brighton namely on the MA Inclusive Arts Practice and Widening Participation Option module for undergraduate Art, Design and Media students: Introduction to Inclusive Arts Practice.
The a2a course was open to people with a love of making art who wanted to develop their skills and experience new ways of working. The a2a course ran every Tuesday during term time at Phoenix Arts Association. Students were enrolled with Sussex Downs College.
Access to Art 2
Access to Art 2 involved learning disabled young people and non-learning disabled students from Hastings College of Art and technology in one-day art workshops working at Project Art Works. The first pilot project took place over 10 weeks in Autumn 2005. Access to Art 2 is a collaboration between Project Art Works, Hastings College and Art and Technology (HCAT) and University of Brighton (UoB). It was developed and run by Kate Adams (from Project Art Works), Anthony McIntosh (HCAT) and Alice Fox (UoB) who are all artists.