Get the Message is a long running collaborative project between Camden Arts Centre, young people with learning disabilities, teachers and artists. The project aims to challenge perceptions through collaborative activities which champion all forms of communication and self-expression. Through encounters with contemporary art practice both in galleries and working with artists, Get the Message offers innovative approaches to working with young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
This year we are working with artists Andrew Omoding, Betsy Dadd and Linda Stupart, partnering with Action Space to support an artist with learning disabilities to co-lead the project.
Our partner SEN schools are from the boroughs of Camden, Brent and Barnet and each school visits CAC twice a term across a whole academic year, using the exhibitions and their experiences at Camden Arts Centre as a starting point towards creating artwork. The year culminates in an exhibition of students' work and a series of events in July 2017.
Get the Message has been running since 2002. Watch a short film from our archive about Get the Message.
“GTM is an important part of the curriculum now and the students get a great deal from visiting the Centre.”
-Teacher, The Bridge School
“All of the pupils are more confident visiting the Centre than the beginning and transition much better.”
- Teacher, The Bridge School
Supported by BBC Children in Need, The Big Give, The Childhood Trust, City Bridge Trust, The Herefordshire Community Foundation, John Horniman's Children's Trust, The Sobell Foundation and gifts in memory of Peter Cross