Ambient’s Creative Arts Project wins Creative Arts Award

Ambient Creative Arts Project wins the Creative Arts Category in the 3rd Sector Care Awards 2019

Back in November, the project team attended an interview at the Markel offices to discuss their 3rd Sector Care Awards nomination.

The team talked about the project’s aims and objectives, and the importance of establishing a safe environment where everyone is welcomed and treated with respect. Jehan Haddad, Creative Arts & Learning Development Officer, explained the diverse services and support that the project offers to its students, as well as the positive impact they have when working in partnership with other organisations.

Kay, a volunteer and student, shared her personal experiences, including her own story and creative challenges. She shared how vital her continued attendance as a student and volunteer is to her wellbeing. Jo Turberville, Deputy Operations Manager, discussed the financials and funding of the project, concluding with their visions for the near future.

The three panel judges were delighted by Ambient’s ethos and the impact the project has on the people who use the service, just as much as they were enthralled with Kay’s ceramic piece that she brought along to showcase. It was an incredible triumph for the team, and a couple weeks on, it was announced that Ambient’s Creative Arts Project had been awarded the national prize in the Creative Arts category of the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards!

The ceremony was held on Friday 6th December at the Marriott Hotel in London for 2019. The Creative Arts category award showcases innovation through art in the not-for-profit care sector on a nationwide basis. The incredible impact that the project has had on students for so many years was fully recognised by this award. The project is a testament to how Ambient strives to provide a quality of support that gives meaning and colour to the lives of those living with mental ill health. It is the epitome of The Ambient Way and our 5i Values, championing innovation, inspiration and inclusion for people living in the local area.

Ambient Creative Arts Project operates from a studio facility in St Mary’s Cray, Orpington and offers sessional ceramic courses for people 5 days a week for a small contributory fee. Its courses are especially suited to those with lived experience of mental ill health although this is not a prerequisite for taking a course.

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