The CoCreART Symposium and Networking Lunch


The Symposium will explore the equity of process between disabled and non disabled artists. Through our Arts Council Funded ‘CoCreART’ programme we have brought together learning disabled artists with non disabled artists in ‘exchange laboratories’ where an equitable exchange of processes, influences, culture and practice have resulted in 5 unique pieces of work.

The artists have worked across a variety of art forms within five short but intensive laboratories using Headway Arts’ unique award-winning CoCreART methodology which has been developed over 25 years of pioneering inclusive practices. They will present their work with dialogues for discussion at the Symposium at Headway ArtSpace on Friday 26th July 2019 at 1.45pm. A networking lunch will be provided from 12.30pm.

Tickets for this Symposium are FREE and lunch will be provided. To book your place please visit: Eventbrite

We hope you can join us for this very special event!



12.30 – Lunch/Networking

13.45 – Presentations

14.45 – Facilitated Discussions

15.45 – Tea and Cake

16.05 – Feedback and Results

16.45 – Finish


What is CoCreART? 

CoCreART is an ambitious artistic programme which puts disabled and disadvantaged artists centre stage. It offers the region a most comprehensive high quality inclusive artistic programme which will champion and support the fuller participation of learning disabled people in the cultural life of their communities.

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+
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Scope
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust