JP START PROGRAMME
The JP Start Programme was a 3 year arts project involving 1,350 secondary school students, supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation and Children & the Arts. The project worked with schools in London suburbs and enabled students to travel outside of their immediate locality to engage with central London cultural institutions. Each cohort of students worked with the Saatchi Gallery and practising artists over the course of an academic year. The programme involved artist-led workshops in the gallery and at school, artist talks, a CPD programme for art teachers and large scale exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery and in public locations.
ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS OUTREACH PROGRAMME
The Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools was an international arts prize open to primary, secondary and sixth form colleges from around the world. Alongside it, an outreach programme offered artist-led workshops to pupils and teachers from schools in socioeconomically deprived areas of London. The workshops presented creative thinking tools for working on tired curriculum topics when resources, space and time are limited. The workshops also introduced students and teachers to the work and processes of contemporary artists.