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Teaching Residencies

Our teaching artists offer participants a comprehensive experience of art making - introducing them to a variety of materials and methods, and inspiring artists and traditions. Or they may focus in depth on a particular skill such as photography, animation, or textile work.  


Participants typically attain a high degree of skill in varied creative practices.  And they report increases in confidence, focus and motivation and the ability to express themselves and communicate more openly.  

The programme

Teaching Residencies take place in village and city schools, in community centres, in care homes: with children of refugees, Dalits, and families affected by crime and communal violence. 


Strong relationships are established through years of engagement: going back again and again to work with the same children and young people, and their teachers and caregivers, building on skills already mastered, finding joy and focus after Covid, imagining brighter futures together.  

First Cut was an Artreach Teaching Residency on film making and animation led by Pallavi Arora & the Little Picture Project with girls from Rainbow Homes in Delhi. It was supported by BookASmile.

First Cut

There are many ways to get involved... an artist, volunteer or organisation.

Aditi Raman
with Nari Gunjan


Ita and Anarya
with LOKA 


Varnita Sethi
with UNHCR Bosco 


Srishti Rana Menon
with Tarang


For me, art is to fulfil my dreams.  When I make art, I feel my dream through it.

               - Mazia

Teaching Residency Reflections

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