Collage Arts manages externally funded training programmes designed to help excluded groups re-engage with learning and enter vocational training/employment in the arts/creative industries. Collage has managed large programmes and budgets such as ESF and ERDF and been a partner in EU transnational programmes including Leonardo (prior to 2003), EQUAL and ADAPT. Its work has been highlighted in UK Government and EU ‘best practice’ studies. It has developed two buildings for the artistic community at the Chocolate Factory, housing over 200 creative businesses, training facilities, design/media/recording studios, film editing & MIDI music suites, business facilities and live arts venue. It is governed by a voluntary board of trustees, including local government, community representatives, industry bodies and performers – all part of its extensive network which will be exploited to the full to disseminate the findings of this project.
Telephone: 0208 365 7500