WHO WE ARE
We facilitate confidence and lifeskills through the creative arts, access to culture and new technology. Stretch delivers a variety of innovative and bespoke projects, enhancing the rehabilitation and education of marginalized communities. We strongly believe in the benefits of cultural education in engaging into society those that have suffered social exclusion and fallen through the welfare net.
WHO WE HELP
Stretch delivers arts projects with prisoners, ex-prisoners, homeless, mental health groups and young people in care, making the arts accessible to some of the most vulnerable people marginalised by society. Projects can cover visual arts, museums, photography, creative writing and media skills. We work with people to make their voice heard in order to dispel myths and stereotypes and create positive change.
Stretch is currently delivering Stretch Digital, a nationwide Big Lottery funded project equipping prisoners with skills in new media to create digital stories about their personal experiences of the criminal justice system and the life that led them there. We aim to bridge the ever-growing digital divide and increase participants’ confidence and employability, while giving a voice to those who are so often left unheard.