Autograph is proud to be a part of the EXPLORERS Project, following our involvement in the first phase of the project in 2017 - 2020. EXPLORERS is dynamic collaborative programme of art and action that opens up routes into artistic practice for neurominorities, dismantling attitudinal and systemic barriers to representation and rights in art and society.
EXPLORERS is a national creative programme increasing the visibility and representation of neurodivergent artists in contemporary visual art. The project seeks to:
➡ Create platforms for neurodivergent artists
➡ Create pathways for cultural organisations to deepen their understanding and commit to inviting neurodivergent people and carers into their spaces
➡ Work towards changing the discourse of how neurodivergent artists are positioned and described in culture
Autograph's work on the project will directly address current barriers which affect disabled and neurodivergent practitioners. We'll be sharing our activities here as the project progresses, join our newsletter for updates about Autograph's work.
EXPLORERS is led by Project Art Works, in conjunction with eight key partners: ActionSpace, Autograph, BALTIC, IntoArt, MK Gallery, Outside In, Photoworks and Venture Arts.
Artist Thompson Hall has been selected for the first on-site an artist residency at Autograph, to support the development of his creative practice during the Covid-19 crisis. With support from ActionSpace, the residency will take place 7 March - 31 May 2022 in Autograph’s building in Hackney, London.Find out more
View a new outdoor display of Thompson Hall's work addressing issues of empire, social welfare, the cost-of-living crisis and the ongoing impacts of Covid-19Find out more
View highlights from artist Sharif Persaud's solo exhibition at Autograph
A new project breaking down barriers experienced by marginalised artists in the sector
View photographer Leon Foggitt's portraits of the artists at Submit to Love Studios
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