Escape Artists offers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited arts based workshops and productions tailored to suit the needs of its client groups. Primarily drama focused, we also work with other art forms such as music, video, creative writing, photography and dance depending on requirements. Our projects vary in time from a two hour talk and workshop to an eight month residency, and costs can vary from £250 for a one off session to £5,000+ for an accredited programme. We are a non-profit organisation and try to keep our costs as low as possible.
Our organisation strives to foster and enhance the personal creativity of its client groups and to provide a bridge from the margins to the cultural mainstream. We use the arts as a tool for personal development and the acquisition of transferable skills, social skills, self esteem and confidence.
More information on how the company seeks to work within the wider context is available here. And information on how we work in partnership with clients, contractors, stakeholders and artists is available here.
Our model of socially inclusive arts practice
Having been created out of a drama group in Wayland prison in 1996, Escape Artists is firmly rooted in the Criminal Justice System and has a very strong understanding of working in this environment. Our staff members include ex-offenders who have managed to establish a successful career in the arts, as practitioners and educators, and their ongoing input contributes to our understanding of the sector.
Through the years, we have created a unique approach which has also proven successful in other sectors and we are now working in a variety of settings including schools, youth centres, hospitals and mental health services. Our education programmes are designed to appeal to all age groups, from 8 years and up, and we can deliver them across the UK.
Escape Artists is an Open College Network (OCN) approved training centre and the majority of our arts programmes can be accredited. All our courses can also be delivered in the context of crime prevention and resettlement.
For enquiries about our education programmes please call Christine Cellier on 020 7655 0909 or email her at email@example.com.
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can make an online enquiry here.
More information about our education programmes is available from the links on the left, including a guide to current programmes and costs.