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A Space To Be ...

 A Space To Be... 

A Space To Be … is a National Heritage Lottery Funded project which is designed to improve the wellbeing of young people living in Hertfordshire. It is being run by Hertfordshire Museums Development Team in partnership with artists and museums across the county.

 A Space To Be … workshops for young people who are aged from 14 to 18 and in full-time education will provide opportunities to socialise away from the pressure of school and exams.

Workshops will take place in partner museums or online for those who cannot attend in person. They will give young people the chance to work with artists and health professionals in activities that will foster creativity, increase their personal resilience and help safeguard their mental health. If you would like to sign up for the next round of workshops, please email

Each museum will host eight workshops during the  in the Autumn and Spring terms and young people who are interested can apply with the support of thier school or parents.

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What is it?

8 weekly 1.5 hour art based workshops

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 14 – 18 who needs a bit of time out in a friendly, relaxed space.

When is it?

Weekdays after school

What will I be doing?

Different artists will be leading different creative activities – it might be photography, art, writing, music, collage… Each workshop will draw on the collection of a local museum for inspiration

Most importantly – you don’t need any experience – everyone is welcome including complete beginners

It is NOT a formal art class

Where does it take place?

In museums and online

How do I join in?

The museum workshops will be easy to get to but if you need help to access them we may be able to provide transport.

To participate in the online workshops you will need an internet connected device (preferably a laptop or PC). Art materials can be provided if needed.

How do I sign up?

Young people can sign up for the workshops via the pastoral team at their school or by contacting  Jo Askham, Project Manager:


m:  07746 578 292