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The Arts for Enterprise Programme


The Arts for Enterprise Programme will bring together a team of 8-10 people with an Acquired Brain Injury in order to create, market and sell high quality arts and crafts.  The team will be supported to take ownership of the programme and be responsible for generating ideas, making and selling their products.  All proceeds from the sale of products will be donated to Brain Injury Matters to support programmes for children, young people and adults with brain injury.

To increase employability prospects
To build confidence and foster creativity
To develop entrepreneurial skills
To create a supportive work environment

The team will meet once a week to participate in specialised workshops that will cover topics such as managing a budget, marketing, product development and selling to the public.  Team members will be taught various art making techniques and will be given the opportunity to experiment with themes and ideas before creating products for sale.
In addition team members will receive training and support to encourage further development that will enable them to seek employment or progress on to a role in the community.  This will include workshops developing CV and interview skills, job searching and pathways for the future, delivered by local enterprise agencies.
Every team member will receive 1:1 mentoring and will be supported to work as part of a team.  The programme will cove topics such as; returning to work, strategies to manage ABI in the workplace, stress management, fatigue and conflict resolution.

Person Specification:

Must have an Acquired Brain Injury
Able to self-direct for short period of time
Have the ability to work as part of a small team
Have access to transport
Does not currently work more than 16 hours per week
Aims to return to work or a role in the community
Has a willingness to complete a 6 month programme
Would benefit from 1:1 mentoring and skills support

**All applicants should complete an Enterprise Referral Form that will be assessed for suitability by the programme leader.**
**There will be a registration fee of £20 for this programme to support the costs of materials/refreshments etc.**

Contact Sarah-Jane for a referral form or with any further questions: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 02890705125