Covid-19 Statement

With the situation surrounding COVID-19 rapidly developing ArtReach (and Journeys Festival International) are following current UK government guidance and also putting in place measures to minimise risk to staff, and our participants, artists, and audiences while continuing to operate. This will be reviewed and updated along with changes to guidance and circumstances, however key measures are:


To this end, we have taken the following precautionary measures with immediate effect.


  • The ArtReach (and Journeys Festival International) staff will not be in the office until further notice, but will be working remotely. They will be contactable during normal office hours via email. If you do not have a contact, please contact us at and we will respond as soon as we can.

  • ArtReach (and Journeys Festival International) has taken the decision to postpone all public facing activities including workshops, community meetings and events until the end of September 2020. We are continuing to work with artists and partners to develop our festival and events programme beyond that (including Refugee Week, Journeys Festival International in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth, Liberty UK, and LIBERTY EU activity). We are also exploring alternative ways that we can share our work should that become necessary.

  • Where possible external meetings will be held through telephone or video conference calls.

  • These measures will be in place until further notice we will regularly review the next steps in light of the national situation and ongoing UK Government advice.

  • ArtReach (and Journeys Festival International) will provide updates on plans through websites and social media.



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