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Grace Eyre Open Studio

(East Sussex)

The aim of our ‘Grace Eyre Open Studio’ is for people with learning disabilities in Brighton & Hove to be trained in, and deliver, high-quality customer service, sell art work created by their peers, and meet new people. This project will fit out and launch a new creative studio, shop and exhibition space in a bustling market.

Our goals:

  • People with learning disabilities will have increased skills and knowledge about customer service and improved confidence to participate in paid work or volunteering. The studio will provide a working space to learn skills and put them into action.
  • People with learning disabilities will feel less anxious about interacting with people in the community. This project provides a structured opportunity for community benefit and a chance to break down barriers between people.
  • By helping to reduce negative perceptions, we’d expect there to be an increase in future employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities. For example, by making connections with other market traders in the Open Market.
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How we will achieve our goals

We have recently started to rent the studio (a shop and exhibition space) in the middle of the Open Market in the heart of Brighton & Hove. However, we can only succeed if we can offer a wonderful customer and training experience in a real-life high-quality retail and exhibition space. The award would allow us to make this a reality.

Where the money will go

The studio can turn into a real ‘hub’, bringing value. By being based in the heart of the community, we will be better placed to encourage and support other employers to start working with people with learning disabilities, we can support local artists, and we provide volunteering opportunities.

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  1. Posted on August 22, 2017

    I really love this and hope everyone gets onboard to back the project. Good Luck

  2. Posted on August 24, 2017

    Great idea. 🙂

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