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Critical tool kits from Art vs Rehab

  • Date: 26 September 2012
  • Area: South West

ARTS vs REHAB. Credit: Hannah Hull

Art vs Rehab is a platform for people working creatively within addiction, the criminal justice system, homelessness and mental health. The initiative aims to strengthen the relationship between art and rehabilitation. It was conceived by artist and researcher, Hannah Hull and created as part of a Grants for the arts funded project.

Over 100 artists, academics, service users, commissioners and funders have collaborated to produce six free Critical Tool Kits to support development in the field. Each tool kit is a playful and versatile collection of tasks and resources for creative practitioners.

Each kit addresses a different key theme affecting socially engaged art practice, including reclaiming evaluation, the effect art institutions have on commissioning, and maintaining creative autonomy for artists and participants.

This initiative is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by The Culture Capital Exchange, th Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths and The Centre for Creative Collaboration.