2024 will be an exciting year for our new Inclusive Music band EngPol M4

Our Inclusive Music EngPol M4 band members outside The Cat House

We believe in the physical, mental, emotional, and developmental benefits of engaging with the creative arts. So do many health agencies – from the Cultural Learning Alliance to the Arts Council, both cited below. Community-based approaches and social prescribing are part of NHS England’s long-term plan too.  We also believe those who would benefit most, […]

Strictly Come Dancing star Layton Williams brings some FAB to The Garage

Fab

We knew Strictly Come Dancing 2023 star Layton Williams was going to slay it as one of our new patrons. The West End performer, who is partnered with Nikita Kuzmin in this year’s competition, said of his involvement with the Trust: “I’m honoured to be asked and will 100% bring some FAB to Norfolk. It’s a […]

International team-up champions inclusion in the arts

Arts

Your body or your circumstances shouldn’t be a barrier to expressing how you feel. That’s why we were proud to be part of the DAN.ce AcCEssibility INclusion (DAN.CE IN) project in 2019.  We’re taking it a step further, partnering with DAN.THE. It’s a network of arts organisations from Italy, Spain, France and the UK. Over the […]

Dan.ce.In Project

With several of our team currently partnering with international art makers on inclusion work, now seems a good time to look back at The Garage Trust‘s involvement with the DAN.ce AcCEssibility INclusion (DAN.CE IN) project in 2019. It was an Erasmus + Plus Programme which was part of the projects sponsored and funded by the European Agency for Education, Culture and Audiovisual […]

Thank you! Joy at £345K grant boost from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Hamlyn

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve received £345,000 from Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts Access and Participation Fund. PHF was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. He died in 2001 and left most of his estate to the foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. PHF use their resources to support social […]