Spectrum Art Award
“Art is a powerful means of expression which
can help people find their voice”
We believe passionately at Spectrum that art can play a significant role and have a positive impact on an individual’s life by enhancing their confidence, self-assuredness and general well-being. It can also create a significant and coherent dialogue between the individual and the outside world.
Art has and always will play a pivotal role at Spectrum. Over the years we have established a number of workshops and platforms, and in 2006 we launched our Art Arc initiative which is aimed at creating interaction between professional artists and our service users. These collaborations have often resulted in beautiful and powerful pieces of art.
We have also been extremely fortunate through our art auctions to have worked with some of the UK’s finest and best known artists such as Damian Hurst, Sir Peter Blake, Chris Levine, Rob and Nicky Carter and Charming Baker. Our last auction which was held in July 2012 at the Saatchi Gallery, London, raised considerable monies towards the Spectrum SEA Project.
We are acutely aware that without the support of the wider art community, our vision in using art as a means of creating dialogue between our service users and the outside world would never have been realised. As such, we are delighted to announce the launch of the bi-annual Spectrum Art Award which we hope will provide a valuable platform for artists all over the UK.
The aim of this award is two-fold. Firstly, to recognise the extraordinary support that the art world continues to play at Spectrum and secondly, to create an on-going legacy that will help articulate and define issues relating to living with autism.
We are thrilled that you might be considering entering this award and we do hope that this experience will be worthwhile.next