What We Do

Hand Of is an arts and education charity dedicated to enriching the education of disadvantaged children and young people. We work together with schools, heritage buildings and archival institutions to deliver projects which positively impact children’s educational experiences, allowing them to express their imaginations by collaborating with artists and exploring their local history.

We work with ‘at-risk’ children, in particular those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), English as an Additional Language (EAL), and children from disadvantaged backgrounds (Pupil Premium Grant, PPG). We believe every child should be given the chance to develop and grow into the smart young person that they can be – full of ideas, able and keen to rise to challenges.

Hand Of was founded in 2011 by Louise Snape and Rob Hughes, with the intention of creating a platform for emerging artists to work together with their communities to make exciting and accessible new art in Sheffield. They now run projects and events throughout the UK, focusing on the North East, the North West, the West Midlands, and London.