Congratulations to the latest 20 achievers on completion of the CERTA Skills for Community Arts Work Award, with certificates being presented at the Artlink Annual General Meeting on 19th September 2017 by the Artlink Creative Director Kenn Taylor. For this years cohort of two learner groups, the award is of particular significance given that training and delivery took place during Hull City of Culture 2017, with a wide range of unique learner arts projects being made accessible to diverse audiences and the wider communities of Hull.

The next Community and Participatory Arts Course is currently in the process of currriculum development and will be roled out during 2018. The course will replicate previous delivery with new units being added and is likely to be delivered over 10 half days or evenings with certification being awarded by Artlink Hull. Bespoke options will also be available, which can be tailored to specific needs.

For more information please contact Neil Rustill Training Coordinator and Course Tutor at: Telephone: 01482 345104.

The course will be delivered initially over the learning period at the Artlink Centre for Community Arts, 87 Princes Avenue, Hull HU5 3QP when the following subjects will be investigated, but extra time during each week will be made available at the centre for learners to work towards planning a micro-community arts workshop with peers. 


1. Introduction to Community and Participatory Arts

2. Project Planning

3. Facilitation Skills

4. Budgeting and Resources

5. Volunteers

6. Safeguarding

7. Equality and the Creative Case for Diversity

8. Marketing and Publicity

9. Health and Safety

10. Evaluation and Reflective Practice

Similar delivery has proven to be very popular in the past, but can only be provided when adequate funding becomes available, so if you are interested please contact Artlink to express and interest and monitor this website and posts over Artlink Hull social networks.

You do not need experience of being an art worker to enrol, but you should have an interest in art and have some artistic ability in any medium (at any level) and a desire to do community art work.

Tutorial support will be offered at each stage through to achievement and certification.


The Cartwheels Project on behalf of Artlink endeavour to provide FREE access to training opportunities in line with our equal opportunities policy, and do not discriminate against any individual on any grounds including those who are unable to pay for further education and training due to financial difficulties or an inability to pay. Attendance is however governed by various funding criteria being adhered to, the eligibility of which must be met by applicants. The project has traditionally been supported from a number of sources, which means that eligibility status does change. Interested parties should therefore check with the training coordinator before applying to enrol. 

Courses can also be delivered 'in-house' and be 'bought in' by organisations, groups and others with the course programme being adapted to meet specific requirements. Costings will be available in the near future along with further information available from:

Neil Rustill Training Coordinator and Course Tutor at: or telephone: 01482 345104

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