In 2017 MAKE facilitated pilot projects around mental health and wellbeing with organisations such as MK Arts for Health, the Christian Foundation and MK SNAP that focussed on self expression through creative pursuits.
You, Me, Together
MAKE commissioned Artis Foundation to to produce the You, Me, Together project film which asked the question ‘how do young people talk about Mental Health?’ which won a Creative Learning Guild Award in March 2019: https://aha-mk.org/develop/mkcep/you-me-together/ From the success of this film, MAKE worked with Artis again to deliver the Schools Connect programme which offered 600 children from 10 schools the opportunity to take part in drama-based workshops that explored self-expression and emotional resilience. Facilitation skills were shared in CPD sessions with teachers.
Space to Replace
MK Gallery have led on the Artswork Schools Network investment project, Space to Re:place, which addressed what children and young people think and feel about place-making also resulting in a film. https://www.mkgallery.org/whats-on/space-replace/
The Big MAKE
During the lockdown of 2020 MAKE ran a project called The Big MAKE funded by Artswork and Engage. MAKE engaged over 800 children and young people from 13 local schools and beyond in creativity. It worked with artist Johnny Clapham to create 120 quest boxes for year 6 students who were in isolation that explored the theme of transition and change. MAKE was awarded an Arts Council England grant to develop The Big MAKE #2, which will be led by children and young people.
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