Project Coordinator / Art Bridge support

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Welcome to Art Bridge II Online



What is Art Bridge?

Art Shape has received generous funding from Arts Council England to run Art Bridge II: a program of creative development for artists who face disabling barriers and wish to develop or progress their artistic career. The course comprises of an online course, which includes content from the studio sessions as well as additional content. 




The online course will:

  • Give you support to develop your creative practice through access to a mentor
  • Provide you with online resources and discussion groups
  • Provide you with Webinars and filmed artist talks from the studio sessions
  • Help you to build your online presence
  • Give you the opportunity to produce work for a themed touring exhibition
  • Allow you access to other online courses for your professional development
  • Help you to extend your professional networks



Accessing the Content

When you start on the online course you will be invited by email and will receive updates every time some new information is added, for example when your fellow students contribute to the discussion with a comment or new content is added. That way you can keep up to date with anything happening on the course.

If you are new to online learning, don't worry. It might take a bit of getting used to but your mentor and Art Shape staff will be regularly available to guide and support you. This course can be worked through at your own pace so there are no deadlines for completing tasks, however it is good to keep your momentum going once you start and we will help you by being in regular contact.

You will be able to become actively involved in a private online group where you can reflect on your work and engage with other students to share ideas and expand on your knowledge. This is done through the discussion section on this website, sometimes the tutor will pose questions to you and the other students- so keep checking this section!

We aim to make this course accessible to those facing barriers of any kind. If you need specific help, we will speak to you before beginning the course to identify how we can help you access the content and any other specific needs you may have.


What do I need to do this course?

  • Access to a computer (Eliademy is not supported on Internet Explorer and works best with Google Chrome) 
  • A scanner and/or a smart phone/camera
  • A variety of Art materials (Specific materials will be listed in the session content)


Site Navigation



This is where you go to access all of the sessions, tasks and resources. 



The sessions are designed to develop your creative practice.

Each session is directly linked to the face-to-face sessions, with content from our tutors, artist in residence and visiting artists leading workshops and talks.

This is also where you will find the information for the tasks we set you. Keep checking for updates. 



Artist Talks

Art Bridge have organised professional artists to come into the studio and give a talk / workshop.

We have captured these talks through video. Each talk is titled in the Content list.





Odyssey is the project and exhibition theme. Use this section as a resource page. Keep checking for updates as the Art Bridge team will keep adding interesting articles / artists / research to this area.  GO



This section is a place to get some creative inspiration. We will be adding to this area throughout the course with links and ideas so keep checking for updates! GO



 This is the general resource area where you will find free downloadable documents.   GO


Mentoring Sessions

There will be opportunities for you to receive mentoring from a member of the Art Bridge team. These may take the form of a face to face session, an email exchange, phone or Skype - whatever works best for you. These sessions are an opportunity for you to explore with a member of the team how you are getting on with the course, how your artistic practice is progressing as a result of being on the course and what areas you would like to develop further. Please communicate with us so that we can track your progress and meet your needs. 

The team can be contacted on:



This is where you can access all of the tasks for the course, they are broken down into session exercises. To submit a task simply write a comment or add a file at the bottom of the task page where it says answer here. If the task is asking you to contribute to a discussion simply write completed on the task page when you are done. You tutor will response with feedback when you have returned a task. 



In this section you can participate in discussions set up by your tutor. The Forums are broken down into session topics, you can also add a new discussion if you wish to talk to your fellow participants. Discussions provide a valuable opportunity for peer to peer mentoring. 


Technical Support

For help navigating the site or if you have any questions regarding the course, contact the Art Shape Office:

Tel: 01452 863855 





Course content

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Content of this course is available by invitation only. You can not access this course if you don't have an invitation from the course instructor.

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