Alder Hey Children’s Charity is delighted to announce the launch of our Creative Pathways project which will provide a varied and innovative programme of arts for children and young people who are in our care. This project has been made possible thanks to an amazing grant of £49,716 from Arts Council England.
The project will see Alder Hey Children’s Charity partner with three nationally renowned arts organisations: Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and DadaFest, to bring both a series of arts-based residencies onto the wards and personalised arts packages for individual long-term patients. We aim to offer new and exciting creative activities for our patients to try, linked to the work of our three partners, as well as longer term opportunities for children and young people to develop their skills and improve their life chances.
Our project will form part of our nationally recognised Arts for Health programme which has been supporting our children and young people to establish a better quality of life during their time at Alder Hey.
Vicky Charnock, Arts Coordinator, told us:
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to creatively support our brave young patients and bring the work of Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and DadaFest to the bedside. We hope to inspire young people on their own creative pathways, bringing new cultural and learning opportunities, as well as supporting their wellbeing and recovery. This would not be possible without the generosity of Arts Council England.”
Arts Council England are the national development agency for creativity and culture. They aim to grow skills, knowledge and networks to help establish the conditions in which creativity and culture can flourish across the country. Creative Pathways has been made possible through a Project Grant.
Jen Cleary, Director North, Arts Council England said:
“I’m delighted that the Arts Council has been able to support Creative Pathways through our National Lottery Project Grant programme. We believe that taking part in art and creative projects can have a profound effect on health and wellbeing, and this project puts this belief into practise on wards and in long term care pathways. I hope that the children and young people involved are inspired by this experience to continue developing their creative skills in the future.”
A huge thank you to Arts Council England, Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and DadaFest for helping us to continue to deliver impactful participatory arts projects here at Alder Hey.