What We Do

The project provides opportunities for children and young people with a particular focus on the  hard to reach to engage in the arts supported by funding from Art Council England.

At a time where creative subjects in schools are under threat and arts education is disappearing from the curriculum for a rising generation of young people we are able to offer opportunities to engage in projects in the ‘real world’ environment by partnering schools with local artists to create art installations that are displayed on interactive outdoor art trails.

How It Works

Using the environment and nature as inspiration, groups discover and explore an outdoor area; a woods, the chalk grasslands, the living coast…

Working with an artist and the Schools Without Walls art lead children and young people design and create art installations using a range of mediums,techniques developing their skills and experiences. Their work is exhibited outside of the school environment and provides inspiration to other young people to get creative and discover their local natural environment.

Art trails include those at So Sussex festivals Elderflower Fields and Into the Trees. We work closely with partners such as the National Trust, The Living Coast, South Downs National Park and South East Water who support us with art trail locations and funding.

Previous Art Trail Locations

  • Elderflower Fields
  • Into the Trees
  • NT – Sheffield Park
  • Forest School Conference

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