‘Taking pART’ was an Arts & Health partnership project by artsNK and Transported. The first stage of the project provided a taster programme of free integrated visual arts activities in libraries in Boston and Spalding.
The project commenced in January 2016 with a series of artist led workshops that were accessible to the whole community, with a special emphasis on including those experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues. The activities were designed to develop new skills, build lasting relationships and encourage mutual support in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
The project worked closely with libraries, building on the previous work of Transported in Boston and South Holland; promoting libraries as key venues for the community and as a fundamental location for arts activity, exemplifying their diversity and highlighting their role in community life.
Read the project evaluation report:
Funded by the Mental Health Promotion Fund through the Managed Care Network and Transported.