Get involved

As Submit to Love Studios relies heavily on collaboration, we welcome groups and individuals to work with us in all sorts of capacities. From running or participating in workshops, to volunteering or taking up a residency - there are many ways to get involved.

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Volunteer

We are always on the lookout for creative volunteers to help within the studio. Working closely with our artists, they will have the opportunity to learn new practices and gain an insight into life after brain injury.

Volunteer at the art studio

"Volunteering in the art space, I get to see people expressing themselves in different ways. It gives me an insight into what they like, and how they experience the world.” - Clare

Volunteers are vital to the work that we carry out in the studio day-to-day. If you're interested in giving up some of your time, you can do this by applying to be a volunteer at Headway East London (link below) and specifying your preference for the art studio.

What to offer something else? If you would like to offer supplies, skills and expertise to the studio please get in touch.

Workshops

Collaboration is very important to our artists and the studio, and we are constantly looking to build new relationships and strengthen partnerships. We have been lucky enough to welcome many talented creatives to our studio over the years, in addition to offering our own skills and expertise to others.

Join a workshop

We have more than ten years’ experience in facilitating mosaic sculpture and mural workshops with our artists and the public.

These workshops make for fantastic, unique team-building days and those involved will have the opportunity to collaborate with our artists, benefiting from their guidance and inspiration.

As well as gaining new technical and creative skills, participants will learn about life after brain injury and gain insight into how our artists come to express their remarkable talents in spite of profound disabilities. We pride ourselves on the confidence-enhancing qualities of our workshops and on the positive outcomes of the experience, which are life-changing for some.

A typical workshop will take place over four days spanning several months. We’ll meet ahead of the time to discuss the concept and design of your artwork. For more information on dates and prices, please email.

Host a workshop

Matt Raw ceramics workshop

Over the past few years we have welcomed a number of creatives to our studio to share their skills with our own artists. 

Typical workshops have included ceramics, carnival floats, life drawing, collage making, and animation. These can last anywhere from one day to six weeks.

We firmly believe this method of co-production is beneficial to both sets of artists; each one has inspired a fantastic body of work (both from the workshop itself and in future works inspired by the new methods and individuals involved). 

 If you would like to offer your time please get in touch by emailing submittolove@headwayeastlondon.org to discuss timings and ideas. 


Residencies

During 2017 we are looking for an artist to work in our open-access art studio, creating artworks in response to and in collaboration with our members.

Artist In Residence Program

This is a special opportunity to gain an insight into working with a talented group of artists from a diverse range of backgrounds who have overcome big challenges to create their art.

Current opportunities

No current opportunities

Sponsorship

One of the key aims of the studio's work is to give our artists as many opportunities to celebrate and further their talent. With this in mind, we developed our 'Sponsor an Artist' scheme, open to both individuals and organisations.

About the scheme

- Sam Jevon, 'Pictures in Detail', 2016

'Sponsor an Artist' is a bursary scheme allowing you to directly support an individual to develop their work and build confidence as an artist. This will allow them to:

  • Experiment with new materials
  • Gain a higher level of self-belief in their creative work and their status as an artist
  • Open up creative opportunities outside of Submit to Love Studios including holding exhibitions of their artwork
  • Experiment with new techniques and approaches
  • Collaborate with external creative professionals

Benefits & costs

Sponsoring an artist isn't a one way street - we also want you to benefit from the partnership.

  • As thanks for your support you will be invited to the studio to meet and spend time with the artist you sponsor.
  • You will also receive an original piece of their artwork. 
  • Your name will appear in a list of art studio sponsors on the Submit to Love Studios website
  • You will be linked to exhibitions of the artist’s work.

How much does it cost? You can sponsor one of our 40 talented artists for one year for £1,200 (just £100 per month!).

If you would like to sponsor an artist or have any questions, please contact us on support-us@headwayeastlondon.org