The Courtauld Institute
SMart is a programme of monthly artist-educator led workshops involving a gallery talk on a key area of the Courtauld Gallery and the Courtauld Institute of Art Prints and Drawings room. These sessions are for people who are or have been homeless or socially marginalised.
The SMart Network project (Socially Marginalised Art) works with street homeless people and others at risk of homelessness to restore their significance and self-worth and equip them for independent living.
The aim of the project is to provide creative opportunities for artists who have lived without homes or are experiencing social marginalisation in the London area. The emphasis is as much on good quality learning experiences stemming from the art collection at The Courtauld Gallery as it is on building confidence and self-esteem. Through an exploration of creative ideas we hope to give all participants a new feeling of self worth which will help them in the process of rebuilding their lives.