Loudspeaker Peer Mentors
Loudspeaker was a unique programme delivered between 2013 and 2022 that used galleries and creativity to make crucial differences in women’s lives. Our ten-week programmes provided women with new experiences, safe and welcoming spaces, support and social networks.
Through taking part, women developed confidence, resilience, motivation and routines whilst exploring and making contemporary art together.
Being part of the programme helped women see things differently – including their own creativity and potential. It supported positive mental health and reduced isolation and moved women closer towards training, learning, volunteering and work.
15 women became Loudspeaker peer mentors to support other women who were new to Loudspeaker. They were essential in helping women feel at ease, and acted as consultants, advocates, role models and team members. Some went on to become volunteers, regular independent visitors and Nottingham Contemporary staff.
Click here to read a summary of the positive impacts that peer mentors had on the people they worked with, and how taking on this role benefited them too.