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.
In its fourth year the programme continues it's aim to use creativity and cultural experience to have a positive effect on young people in non-mainstream education. Alongside independent research the programme promotes evidence where regular engagement can have the most positive impact and benefits for young people, teachers, education settings and the wider cultural sector. Since 2016 year we have worked with over 20 cultural venues, 40 artists and organisations to deliver this programme engaging with over 600 young people.
The programme has been developed and delivered partnership with seven Education settings across Hampshire:
- The Ashwood Academy
- The Bridge Education Centre
- Greenwood School
- The Key Education Centre (Gosport)
- Rowhill School
- Smannell Field School
- The Key Education Centre (Havant)
The ambitious programme includes
- Regular high quality arts interventions across artforms
- Cultural experiences and trips
- Continued Professional Development for teachers and staff
- Opportunities to showcase young people's creativity and of cultural opportunities including exhibitions, access to collections
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. The programme has been generously supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation More and Better Programme.
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 (Gosport)
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 Sculpture Around You Gosport Gallery, Ordnance Road, off the Highstreet, Gosport, PO12 1NQ29 Feb - 21 April
Horizon 20:20 Design and Make Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery, Market Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7QD, 16 Nov - 4 Jan 2020
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