Access to Art

Funding Body/Client: Community First

Goals: To develop media, research and planning skills with unemployed participants and create a community exhibition to raise aspirations.

Thanks to funding from Community First, we worked with a group of unemployed Lincoln residents to produce a photography exhibition which delved into Lincoln’s past as well as showcasing what the group learnt through workshops run by Blueprint. The images used in the exhibition fused their own photography with period photographs of Lincoln.

Quote: Exhibition visitor “wonderful images.”

Photo Walks

Client: Shine/Cultural Solutions

Goals: Provide a creative outlet for adults suffering from mental health issues

We ran fortnightly photography workshops with adults suffering from mental health issues at the Shine Centre in Lincoln. This included a trip to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, to take some exciting snaps.

The project helped develop participants' self confidence as well as give them a creative and relaxing outlet for their problems.

Below is a small sample of the photos taken:


Funding body: Awards For All

Goals: To break down barriers and dispel myths surrounding immigration

We received funding from Awards For All to run a project called Fusing Worlds, which culminated in an exhibition called Identity. This combined an audio piece with photography to look into issues surrounding immigration and identity. We interviewed Lincoln residents, both British-born and those coming from other countries, to hear their opinions on the divisive topic. The photography simplified complex ideas of identity and belonging to create a piece that celebrated peoples’ similarities and their differences.