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Three More Years!

POSTED: 24 May 2023

Announcing three further years of funding for our programme for children with complex needs and their families 

Autograph is overjoyed to announce that we have received three years of funding from the City of London Corporation's charitable funder, City Bridge Trust to continue our work on our Family SEND programme. As well as funding the continued delivery of our monthly workshops, this new grant will enable us to recruit a disabled artist to co-lead the programme, providing them with a regular, paid and supported employment opportunity.

The Family SEND programme was originally launched in May 2019 as just one of many outcomes of Autograph’s ongoing involvement in the radical UK-wide EXPLORERS project, highlighting the extraordinary contribution neurodiverse people make to art and culture. In the years since the launch, we have doubled our workshop capacity to better meet demand, and outmanoeuvred the pandemic by repurposing the programme during lockdown, to deliver 80 art kits to families across London.

Looking forward, we will be continuing to seek more investment in order to develop fresh opportunities which are tailored to respond to the widely varying needs and desires across neurodivergent communities to be involved with creative making as artists and participants. In the meantime, look out for further announcements later this summer about our programme.

Want to find out more? Take a look at the project page, and join our Family SEND mailing list.


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Autograph's Family SEND programme has been supported by City of London Corporation's charitable funder City Bridge Trust since 2020.

All images are from Family SEND Programme workshops, with thanks to the attendees.