SWITCHED ON TO ART - a development project led by Spaeda and supported by Arts Council England

Through it we trialled adaptable training and support for arts leaders from cultural venues, arts organisations, schools and other formal educational settings, as well as professional artists and young ambassadors. 

Spaeda are grateful to our project partners University of Exeter Graduate School of Education, Hestercombe, NSEAD, The Sketchbook Circle, Black Swan Arts, The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Somerset Art Works, InspirED, Taunton Teaching Alliance and NADFAS.

Switched on to Art was showcased as a model of excellence at the All Party Political Group on Art and Design. We are proud to have taken Somerset to Westminster!

SWITCHBOOK was a collaborative sketchbook project bringing arts leaders from cultural, arts and educational organisations together working side-by-side with young ambassadors on a continuous sketchbook journey.

Participants shared skills to develop existing drawing, art and education practice through collaboration and peer support. 

SWITCHBOOK was supported throughout the year with practical workshops, exhibitions and events at cultural venues which brought participants together to network and take part in practical workshops to fuel their creative practice.

SWITCHBOOK encourages networks, partnerships and relationships between educational, cultural and artist communities. If you enjoyed taking part in Switchbook or are interested in getting involved next time please get in touch. 

We'd be delighted if you would join us in the next stage of the journey! Contact us to get involved in developing sketchbooks for schools.

 Supported using public funding by Arts Council England