Commissions for Exchange Laboratories

One learning disabled artist from Headway Arts and one new visiting artist have worked together to explore and share their skills. Each pair has taken part in one of five short but intensive laboratories to co-create new shared work across a variety of art forms and equally explore each other’s processes, influences, culture and practice.


Nikki and Phoebe’s drama laboratory


Stephan and Kitt’s visual art laboratory


Tim and Allie’s drama laboratory


Paula and Beth’s dance laboratory


Kat and Andy’s visual art laboratory


CoCreART Symposium and Networking Lunch

The artists will present their work for discussion on Friday 26th July 2019.

Tickets for this Symposium are FREE and lunch will be provided. To book your place please visit: Eventbrite.  (Call or send us an email if you need some help booking tickets.)




Commissions for Exchange Laboratories are part of Headway Arts’ dynamic CoCreART programme funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. CoCreART is an ambitious artistic programme which puts disabled and disadvantaged artists centre stage. Read more about this project here.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our funders which currently includes:

  • Arts Council England
  • Blyth Town Council
  • Community Foundation
  • Edward Gostling Foundation – RW Mann Trust – Shears Foundation
  • Erasmus+
  • ESF
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust