Running since 2002, Get the Message is a collaborative project between young people with learning disabilities, teachers and artists. The project aims to challenge perceptions of disability as a limitation through collaborative activities which champion all forms of communication and self expression. Through encounters with contemporary art practice both in galleries and working with artists, Get the Message offers innovative approaches to working with young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
This year, artists Emma McGarry and Adam Walker will be working with The Bridge School and The Village School to explore the theme of ‘Mapping’. The year will culminate with an exhibition of students' work and a series of events for schools and families to accompany the exhibition.
Alongside Get the Message, Camden Arts Centre is looking to instigate creative and professional development for artists and teachers through the ongoing mentoring scheme (running since 2009) and CPD for teachers and arts educators.
Get the Message is currently supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Outset Family.