Explore a Career in Art Therapy


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Explore a Career in Art Therapy:

Join Sarah Robinson from Art Refuge UK for an opportunity to find out about different ways of working in art therapy from the individual in the art therapy studio, to more innovative forms of art therapy in places such as refugee camps. Through these case studies, an experiential and discussion, Sarah will describe the challenging but fascinating work of the art therapist and how to get started on your career path.

What will I take away from this short course?

• An understanding of different settings for arts workshops
• Tools to deliver efficient and effective sessions
• Core skills for being an engaging arts facilitator

About the Facilitator

Sarah Robinson qualified as an art therapist in 2011 and volunteered for Art Refuge UK in the Tibetan Transit Centres in Nepal and India. Since then, Sarah has been working in the fields of displacement caused by both manmade and natural disasters, and has also been working with children and young people in mainstream and specialist education settings.

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Who is the course for?

Anyone considering embarking upon a qualifying course in art therapy or simply interested in finding out more about a career in the field.

What will the short course cover?

• From art therapy to community arts: thinking about career options
• Presentation of a clinical individual case study
• A visual exploration of the group work carried out by Art Refuge UK in the refugee camps in northern France
• A lighthearted experiential
• Time for questions and answers


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A Statement from the Board of Directors


Like many organisations, PAPER Arts has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In 2020, on appointment of a highly skilled CEO, we made the bold decision to review our business model and begin a process of research and development in order to shape a new service and to better support creatives in Bristol with professional development, networking and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Throughout the pandemic we have proudly supported creatives in Bristol, with a focus on young people from St Pauls, our Creative Employment programme hosted over 20 sessions and we welcomed 17 young people to feed into our research and development proposal. 

However, the last 18 months have been a huge challenge, while we’ve been able to successfully deliver a plethora of projects since our inception seven years ago, we have been unable to secure the funding necessary to realise our ambitious plans for the future and to provide our organisation with much needed financial stability.

As a result, it is with a heavy heart that the current PAPER Arts team, made up of Grace, Kate, Katy, Lau and Amie will no longer be able to continue in their roles. Our small team has delivered a substantial amount of value to the community we serve and the Board of Directors are endlessly grateful for the skills and professionalism they bring with them each and every day. We are proud to know and work alongside such talented individuals and believe that the arts sector is a better place with them in it. 

The ideas generated by this team are inspiring and hopeful and the Board of Directors wholeheartedly believe in the importance of supporting the creative community in Bristol.

As September ends and the seasons change PAPER Arts will be going into hibernation in order to survive this adversity. Our voluntary Board of Directors will spend the coming months considering the future of PAPER Arts, the role we can play in the arts sector in Bristol and how we can sustainably move forwards. We don’t know what that will look like yet, but as soon as we are able to share more with you we will. 

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to someone about the future of PAPER Arts please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] – Kirsten Cree, one of the Board of Directors will be monitoring this inbox. 

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