Led by artist Richard Phoenix, in this workshop, you’ll explore ways to embed young people-led practice into creative projects, particularly within Special Educational Needs and Disabilities settings.

Richard will provide starting points for art, music, video and podcasting activities that put young people at the centre. You’ll explore possibilities for online delivery and how these can translate to in-person contexts.

Drawing on his experience of co-creating projects with learning disabled young people, Richard will show how this approach can support young people’s creative agency and confidence to flourish.


This workshop is open to Islington educators, particularly those who work in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities settings. To book, email [email protected] 

There will be an optional 15 minute tech tutorial before the session at 3:45pm. We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for the workshop.


Richard Phoenix is an artist who paints, draws, writes, makes music and learns about how these things can help people be together. Currently, he is a part of the Conditions Studio Programme in Croydon and he works for the learning disability arts organisation Heart n Soul as their Associate Artist.

This workshop is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, delivered in partnership with Islington Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams.

Booking for this event has now closed.