Here you will find a selection of artworks kindly shared with us by members of Cambridge Community Arts (CCA). The following statement from Jane Rich, CEO of CCA, accompanies this exhibition:
“Cambridge Community Arts (CCA) improves mental health and wellbeing through creative arts learning. Founded in 2014 we have worked with over 800 people who manage complex health (mental and/or physical) conditions. For many, their health is further impacted by loneliness and economic hardship.
CCA runs a variety of creative arts courses in visual, digital, and performing arts that are designed to be inclusive and fun. There is a ‘safe’ supportive environment: courses are based in the community, run by experienced practising artists and are for small groups of under 10 people. By appealing to a person’s creative self, courses help them to build achievement, self-belief, and a peer group. Groups often form strong bonds built on a shared creative interest and empathy. When courses come to an end, CCA supports them to continue to meet and create together as a club, that is sustainable and eventually self-managed. In this way we are building healthier communities empowered by their own creativity. We also provide coaching for those who want to return to work or education.
The work displayed at this exhibition is by a variety of artists who have completed courses with CCA including founder members of the CCA Arts Collective, our first club started in 2015 that continues to meet to this day, with new members joining each year.
For further details of our work visit www.camcommarts.org.uk or contact Jane Rich, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org”
All artworks are copyright of the artists. If you are interested in purchasing any of the artworks, please contact Christine (email@example.com) for a price list.