The ICE Heritage Project has now finished. If you are interested in any future programmes, feel free to get in touch to find out more by emailing

The ICE Heritage project was a collaboration between Hampshire Cultural Trust and Hampshire CAMHS, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The project aimed to use culture as a positive way for young people to acquire skills and express themselves with a resulting positive impact on both their psychological health and emotional wellbeing.

ICE Heritage aimed to address and explore important mental health issues in young people by creatively engaging with local heritage. Young people on our ten week programmes explored themes such as identity and self-care and built emotional resilience through participating in creative activity.


At the core of this project were the ten week high-quality creative programmes which took place across Hampshire Cultural Trust's friendly community museums. Delivered by professional artists, young people had the opportunity to significantly develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of an art form as well as socialise, develop positive relationships within the group and become familiar with a new space in which to express themselves.

After the ten week programme concluded, the young people shaped, picked and chose further creative opportunities to take part in, including putting on exhibitions, arts awards, taking part in events with the local community and trying new art forms in further workshops. You can take a look at what these further opportunities have looked like so far here

The following animated film metaphorically captures the journeys of a group of young people on the ICE Heritage Project as they grew in confidence, made friendships, built new skills and gained fresh perspectives.

You can read the final evaluation report for the ICE Heritage project here. 

ICE Heritage Evaluation.pdf

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ICE Heritage Exchange

  • ICE Heritage Exchange

    These exhibitions are co-created by the young people, from discussing how their work will be best displayed to installing their work.

    Leather Making: Crafting Personal Pieces, Andover Museum, Saturday 7 May - Sunday 5 June 2022

    'This exhibition has blown me away. I am so proud of what the young people have achieved' Parent

    'I thought it was amazing how the art was showcased... Everyone is so passionate about their work which inspires me and my sister. This exhibition was amazingly fantastic!' Sibling

    'I bought some of my friends to see the exhibition as we were in town. It was really cool to show them' Participant

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