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The Packhorse Progress Initiative

The Packhorse Progress Initiative is a series of artist residencies, workshops and exhibitions, designed to build on the initial success of the Packhorse Gallery project by assisting service users in taking the next steps in their creative journeys.

Between February 2015 and February 2016, at our workshop unit: ‘Create Space’ we are offering 6 successful applicants the opportunity to be our resident artist for one month each. These artists are provided with their own working space in ‘Create Space’ and spend a minimum of 18 hours per week there making new work.

While creating, the resident artists also invite members of the public to learn about their artistic practice, as well as provide information about Support to Recovery and its projects. At the end of each residency, the artist has a 4 week solo exhibition in Create Space and will host one or more public creative workshops for adults in Kirklees.

As part of this project, we are also running a programme of master-class sessions designed to assist new makers who need advice and support on anything from making a creative CV to photographing their artwork and how to use digital media to market their products.

For anyone interested in being a resident artist- please contact Scarlette Homeshaw on 07985025395 or email: with an expression of interest.

To find out more and book on to the residency workshops or Master-classes- please call in at the Packhorse Gallery- or to view a full list of our up-coming creative sessions- visit the Events page of the S2R website. There is also the option to fill out a self-referral form on the Support to Recovery website.

Our services are only available to adults living in Kirklees.

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This project is run by Support to Recovery


Twitter: @packhorsegallery



Telephone: 07553 348701

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Creative Minds is a registered charity in England and Wales number: 1055931-13. Registered office: Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP