Doncaster organisation Artistic Spectrum nominated for two awards

Emma Wilson, founder of Artistic Spectrum, with Irshad Ahkbar from Beta Technology and Tam Khak Nguyen receiving her Doncaster CVS award.

Emma Wilson, founder of Artistic Spectrum, with Irshad Ahkbar from Beta Technology and Tam Khak Nguyen receiving her Doncaster CVS award.

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Thorne-based social enterprise Artistic Spectrum is in the running for two awards at the National Autistic Society Professionals Awards 2015.

The organisation, which offers art as therapy to people on the autistic spectrum, has been nominated for Most Creative Community Project and Inspirational Education Provision.

Founded by Emma Wilson in March 2013, Artistic Spectrum won Most Inspiring Organisation in the recent Doncaster CVS Community and Voluntary Sector Awards 2014.

Emma said: “We’re still celebrating our win at the Doncaster CVS Awards so when we found out we’d been shortlisted in the National Autistic Society’s Awards we were amazed

“Working with autistic people across Yorkshire and the Humber from our workshop and gallery as well as through outreach projects, we are able help them engage with the outside world and communicate using art.

“I’m so proud of what we’ve all achieved over the last two years – it’s been an incredible journey and seeing how people progress and flourish is the best job in the world.”

Artistic Spectrum has also received funding from The 4 Good Fund to help provide sustainable, long-term benefits to those with autism in Doncaster communities.

Workshop dates and details will be available very soon.

The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony on March 3 in Harrogate.

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