Chapel Arts Studios (CAS) in Andover has launched a project to develop a strategy and action plan with local neurodivergent people to help make art more accessible to creative makers, participants and audience members in Andover and surrounding areas.

The aim of this project is to educate and inform others, and to influence a wider conversation and understanding of the impact and value of creativity for neurodivergent people and the barriers they face.

Neurodivergence is a collective way of describing a person who is not neurotypical, including, but not limited to, all autistic people, ADHD, tourette's, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, synaesthesia, PTSD, bipolar.

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CAS is looking for people who identify as neurodivergent and who are interested in participating and co-creating an action plan which will explore barriers in the community, benefits of art and creativity, how changes could positively affect the local cultural landscape and more.

If you are interested in helping CAS create their policy and strategy and you identify as neurodivergent, please book one of the sessions in April and one in June.

For more information, please contact or visit - you can also book your tickets directly via Eventbrite by searching Eventbrite for ‘neurodivergence Andover’ or ‘Chapel Arts Studios’.

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Both sessions and this project are supported by Jon Adams at Flow Observatorium.

Jon is both a contemporary artist, advocate and researcher. He makes a variety of work in many differing media including sound, drawing and performance, often referencing his autism, synaesthesia and dyslexia, all interwoven with history, science, time and his past experiences. He advocates for the rights of neurodivergent people to fully access the arts, funding, health care and relevant research.

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