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Weekly therapeutic art workshops for people who have been allocated 'Personal Budgets'.

Weekly therapeutic art workshops aimed at people who have learning disabilities, mental health issues or are receiving other types of health care in the community.

At Get Creative people can work on their own art projects. They receive one-on-one support from artist Andrea Duncan, and arts assistants Alex and Chris. The workshop leaders are skilled at adapting to people’s interests and needs.

People do all kinds of art: from painting and drawing, to print-making, textiles and sculpture. There are chances for workshop attendees to take part in exhibitions run by City Arts.

The workshops help to prevent social exclusion, and help participants manage their stress and anxiety. You don’t need to have any previous experience of making art.

Where and When

The workshops run every Friday from 10am – 1pm. There is a four-week break over Christmas and New Year. They take place at City Arts’ accessible venue in Nottingham city centre.

Find out more about accessing our venue.


These workshops are aimed at people who have ‘Personal Budgets’. Each 3-hour session costs £31.50. They include refreshments, art materials and occasional visits to cultural venues.

You can organise your own payments if you don’t have a personal budget.

People are expected to attend the workshop on a regular basis. You should give us a week’s notice before leaving the group.

What is a personal budget?

A Personal Budget is allocated by the local council. It is sometimes called Self-Directed Support. They are given to people over 18 years-old who are eligible for social care support. The system is designed to give people control over the support they receive.

Sadly, City Arts can’t help you apply for a personal budget. You need to talk to a support worker, care worker or another health worker.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Kate Duncan
Contact Position
Programme Director - Wellbeing
(+44) 115 9505251
'Get Creative' Webpage

Where to go

City Arts

When is it on?

When is it on
Fridays 10am-1pm
Session Information
Tea and coffee provided
Time of day

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£31.50 Per Session


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

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