In Tune is for children with autism or who are blind/partially sighted, including children with complex additional needs. It started as a pilot project with one year funding from BBC Children in Need in 2015. The success of the first year, working with our partners Angel Eyes NI and Autism Initiatives NI, led to securing 3-year funding for the project. In 2019 we were successful in securing another three years from BBC Children in Need.
The project provides children and young people the chance to learn new skills in different art forms and experience the joy of group creativity. Participants have the chance to work with a high-quality team of artists who have numerous specialties including music, dance, visual art, and drama.
Our partners assist the project by recruiting participants from their client base, delivering specialist training for our artists, and supporting the children and young people during the sessions.