The Roche Court Educational Trust is an independent arts education charity based at the beautiful New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park in Wiltshire. We work locally with children, young people, teachers and specialist groups to develop confidence and oracy skills by looking, thinking and speaking about art.
Our aim is to provide a greater understanding and enjoyment of the culture of our age through making connections across disciplines and cultures, inspired by the work of internationally acclaimed modern and contemporary artists. We believe that engagement with visual art is vital in fostering creative mindsets and building cohesive communities, which will lead to a more equitable and sustainable future.
The Roche Court Educational Trust was established in 2005. It is a registered charity with nine trustees. For over fifteen years, we have organised a programme of interactive tours, workshops, projects, lectures, and discussions, all of which are open to students, teachers, the community and specialist groups. During the school holidays, the Trust provides family workshops to encourage the enjoyment of looking and talking about art together. We have also created many digital resources for teachers, parents and students inspired by the artwork at Roche Court. These can be found here.