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Accumulate – The Art School for The Homeless

A new academic year and brings fresh focus for Accumulate

We are Accumulate and we are the first Art School for the Homeless. Based in London, we provide art school level tuition by professional tutors for people who often feel excluded from the regular education system. We work with participants from hostels from all over the capital. We offer each participant the opportunity to find empowerment and the chance to further their education through creativity.

Our course offer is extensive. Joining the Accumulate course means a participant can study a wide range of creative mediums. Our workshops include photography, fashion, visual arts, illustration and film which gives the group room to fully explore their creativity. We work in collaboration with major cultural institutions, universities and industry professionals to support our group’s learning.

This year Accumulate is super ambitious! Our course starts in October running all the way through to June 2020. We offer progression routes via our scholarship scheme onto the Access course at Ravensbourne University London. From there the Accumulate participants go onto the BA course. This is significant as it gives participants the chance to gain a university education which otherwise may not have been possible.

Thank you for following along on our journey. We can’t wait to share with you our new programme of workshops starting this Autumn. Watch this space….there is SO much to come!

We win “Haringey at 50” film competition

We are really, really chuffed to say that the Accumul8 film, made with the wonderful Suzanne Cohen, a film lecturer from London Met University, has won the Haringey at 50 film competition.

All the films submitted had to be about what Haringey means to you as part of the borough’s celebrations of being created 50 years ago. The Accumul8 group made the film “Warm Day in Haringey” which also has, unfortunately, me singing in it! – and is a journey around the borough talking to different people along the way about what they feel about the area.

Here is the film and photos of Suzanne with Liam and Sam after winning the prize.

 

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