‘Something Brilliant’ is Thames Valley Partnership’s contribution towards helping to spread the word about using the arts with vulnerable groups.

We hope this website will:

  • Encourage support workers to either employ an artist or have a go themselves
  • Encourage artists to consider delivering projects within these settings

We have also produced a shortened version of this resource – a small pack of postcards to keep handy. There is a small charge for each pack, if you would like to purchase one of these please contact us Read more about the Something Brilliant website and our ‘Barnstorming Day’ here

Judy Munday
Arts and Community Safety Officer

Explore ideas

Here are some ideas of how to run sessions with vulnerable groups which we have found worked in the past.  These are listed by art form.  Please feel free to use and adapt as required. Continue to Explore Ideas…

Evidence + impact

Just why should we use the arts to engage with vulnerable groups? Here are some thoughts about why you should consider using the arts to help you reach your young people or target group. Continue to Evidence and Impact


A selection of examples of evaluation forms and frameworks that we have used in the past are available in this section to download and adapt to your own situation. Continue to Evaluations section