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Feeling Creative? Join the Professors

Feeling Creative? Join the Professors

Are you interested in performing arts and being creative? If so there’s an exciting opportunity for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to join a performing arts company in Sheffield. You may like to become one of The Professors, named for ‘professing’ their knowledge and demonstrating their particular expertise in arts and collaboration.

The Professors are a group of learning disabled and non disabled artists creating unique performances, films and exhibitions. All are devised using their life experience to influence the content, singing, dancing and expressing themselves.They are the first ever artists in residence at Weston Park Museums and Galleries in Sheffield, meeting up 36 weeks per year (usually from 10am-3.30pm on Fridays).

As well as the museum the Professors have performed at places and events such as schools and art festivals.

Artistic director Lee Sass said: “We work collaboratively. We are an independent company who have worked together for over 35 years. This has afforded us the opportunity to develop a unique approach – an approach which values all members of the company and their contribution. Through collaboration and ingenuity the lead artists devise appropriate frameworks to enable everyone to contribute equally. These frameworks are flexible and responsive, experimental and organic. Ideas grow and work is created.”

If you’re interested in joining the Professors as a member or volunteer please contact Lee by emailing him at sealassjackspratt@yahoo.co.uk or telephoning him on 0783 1890399.

For more information see The Professors website.


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