Horizon 20:20 is our ambitious arts-intervention programme, using regular engaging arts and cultural activity to achieve positive social outcomes for vulnerable young people who have been excluded from mainstream school, or cannot cope in a mainstream learning environment, for a variety of reasons.
The aim of the programme is to prove the positive impact that the arts can have on young people in non-mainstream education. The programme is delivered over 7 Education settings across Hampshire:
- The Ashwood Academy
- The Bridge Education Centre
- Greenwood School
- The Key Education Centre
- Rowhill School
- Smannell Field School
- Woodlands Education Centre
In its third year this ambitious arts intervention programme continues to use regular engaging arts and cultural activity to achieve positive social impact for vulnerable young people who have been excluded from mainstream school, or cannot cope in a mainstream learning environment, for a variety of reasons.
The programme does this through:
- Regular high quality arts interventions across artforms 7 Education settings.
- Cultural trips
- Continued Professional Development for art teachers
- Opportunities to engage with cultural opportunities including exhibitions, collections and cultural offers.
This year Horizon 20:20 has engaged 285 young people, working with 33 artists using 51 different artforms. The young people have had the opportunity engage with the cultural sector through trips and also contribute through exhibitions such as Calm Collective Colour, a response to Artist Rooms Agnes Martin exhibition.
The ultimate aim of the project is to provide evidence, through independent research, the positive impact and benefits of the programme on young people, staff, education settings and the wider arts and cultural sector.
This has been great. I feel like I am ready to learn again
Student, during an Animation Workshop, Smannell Filed School
When he encountered the visiting artists he was wary at first but as the weeks turned into months and then into seasons I now have a very emotionally progressed pupil with much greater manual dexterity. He is smiling. He laughs. He joins in team tasks. He takes risks. He has progressed in his other subjects too and he has an enthusiasm and excitement about coming to the centre. He adores the visiting artists and has become quite a charmer so self-esteem definitely improving. I don’t know what I would do without Hampshire Cultural Trust and all the great practitioners who teach our pupils new art and social skills.
Jo Drew, art teacher at The Key Education Centre
The knowledge and thought provoking conversations between the curator and the young people in the Agnes Martin exhibition just showed how much they engaged with the sessions. Then seeing the pride and satisfaction of the young people when they saw their own work professionally exhibited was incredible.
Horizon 20:20 More and Better: Alternative Portraiture City Space, Winchester Discover Centre, 27 Apr - 15 May
Calm Collective Colour at Winchester Discovery Centre
Pop Up Theatre group work at Westbury Manor Museum – Putting on a Show