Blog

Read the latest news and views from the Art with Heart team and our collaborators.

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Are late payments driving freelancers out of creative industries?

We launched a late payment survey for freelancers and venues to create actions that can ensure freelancers are paid promptly.

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Consideration, respect and consent: supporting people with facial palsy and body dysmorphia

Our first exploring access workshop focussed on our experiences of facial palsy and body dysmorphia in an image-dominated industry

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Join us online this half term for Squirrel Club!

Squirrel Club is an online experience for children and young people aged 8+ to help them explore their ADHD.

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Come and meet us for Artist Brew Day Salford

Salford freelancers creatives, come and meet us in March.

Freelancers, we want to meet you is written under a graphic of a cup of tea

Come and meet us for Artist Brew Day

Put the kettle on and grab your favourite mug, because this January we’re running an Artist Brew Day with a difference

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Sarah Emmott joins Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy governance enquiry cohort.

We’re excited to announce that Co-Creative Director and chief fundraiser at Art with Heart, Sarah Emmott is going to be part of the governance enquiry.

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Buy Stan merch and support children impacted by the cost of living crisis.

For every piece of Stan merch we sell leading up to Christmas, we’ll gift the same to Visit from the Stork CIC in Salford

Artist Brew Day. Free and pay what you can workshops and advice sessions. Sept 12th-14th.

Artist Brew Day 2023

It’s back to school and a great time to brush up your skills, from audience development to access.

Meet the Art with Heart board

We’re over the moon to announce the Art with Heart board – a group filled to the brim with care and helping us to do the things we’re good at.

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ADHD diagnosis: a letter to medical professionals

Over the last 7 years I’ve had more people than I can count tell me that they are starting the road to ADHD diagnosis.

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The developmental gap

The developmental gap: insights from an inner city school pastoral support worker on the effects of the pandemic and cost of living crisis.

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Kickstarting conversations around equality

Sarah reflects on her time discussing equality and equity with Year 6 pupils.

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Zero Waste Blog

Christabel Fox shares her love of zero waste shops and passion for sustainable parenting.

Letter to the PM

After workshops exploring equality, rights and values, Year 6 students wrote a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak asking him to use his power wisely.

A protest poster created by a year 6 pupil, which reads 'Equality for Everybody'.

4 step plan to be a good ally

Two Year 6 students from St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School in Newton Heath share their 4 step plan to be a good ally as part of our Small Voices project.

Jodie from media Cubs and Chelsea from Art with Heart talk to children at the premiere of their film.

Newton Heath is the place to be

Read about the impact of our community film project with Kirsty Day from Media Cubs.

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The purpose of Pride in 2022

This Pride we’re hoping for more togetherness. More protest. More allyship.

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‘Bury Your Gays’ trope is still plaguing TV

Bury Your Gays is a trope that has plagued TV and film for years – but is it getting better?

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IDAHoBiT – actions we can take to build hope

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia feels more important than ever before.

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The role of a BSL consultant

BSL stands for British Sign Language and we use this language in theatres to make theatre performance accessible to deaf audiences.

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Gemma Green: The stakes of separation when children are involved

When I realised that the possibility of separating from my husband was actually very real my first thought turned to my daughter.

Ross performing as Sam in our play Stan, pretending to be a dinosaur with character Alex. The floor is littered with dinosaur toys.

Cast announced for our heart-warming family show Stan

Meet Alexandra James, Ross Thompson and Gemma Green- the cast of our new touring production, Stan.

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Stan roars into venues across the UK for Spring tour

Stan, Art with Heart’s new play for children, roars into venues across the UK for Spring tour.

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Rachel’s National Coming Out Day reflections

On #NationalComingOutDay Rachel’s been thinking about the ways that we come out, and the ways that they’ve come out.