"MiO helped me sort out my life. I couldn’t do it without the support of MIO.
I’m preparing to be self employed as a furniture designer"
Making It Out is a charity based in Brighton and Hove. We work with people who are in need of structured occupational support to help them get their life back on track. Our primary focus is on people who are moving on from prison, homelessness or addiction.
The supportive placements at MIO provide opportunities to develop employment ready skills, confidence and motivation within a creative making environment. Participants are encouraged to work collaboratively on MIO projects whilst also developing their own creative practice.
MIO design and make a wide range of artefacts and artworks, from intricate small scale pieces all the way to large public installations.
Art, Design &
Positive resettlement programmes
Self-employment growth and development
Therapeutic Art Interventions
PLACEMENTS WITH MAKING IT OUT
WE KNOW EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND SO WE OFFER INDIVIDUALISED SUPPORT TO ALL OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, FOCUSING ON REALISTIC OUTCOMES AND HELPING PEOPLE HAVE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN SOCIETY.
DURING A PLACEMENT WITH MIO YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN NEW SKILLS, MEET NEW FRIENDS AND GET INVOLVED IN EXCITING PROJECTS. WE AIM TO HELP YOU PROGRESS TOWARDS AN ACHIEVABLE, SUSTAINABLE, MORE INDEPENDENT FUTURE.
CREATIVE MAKING AWAY DAYS AT BUNTON BARN
WE ARE NOW OFFERING THE CHANCE TO COME AND WORK WITH OUR MIO FOR A DAY OF CREATIVE MAKING.
WHLST YOU ARE WITH US YOU WILL GE T THE CHANCE TO LEARN VARIED ART & CRAFT DISCIPLINES TO MAKE A QUALITY ARTEFACT.
AT OUR PICTURESQUE BARN IN THE SUSSEX COUNTRYSIDE WE PROVIDE LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
OUR PIECE OF BRIGHTON IS A 3D PIECE OF GRAFFITI, RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF BRIGHTON.
THIS SCULPTURE WAS DESIGNED WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ACCESS LOCAL SERVICES AND HAVE WORKED WITH THE CLOCKTOWER SANCTUARY, YOUTH OFFENDING SERVICES AND HOMEWOOD SCHOOL.
OUR PIECE WAS ALSO IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL GRAFF LEGEND SINNAONE
OUR PIECE OF BRIGHTON
A KINETIC SCULPTURE
FROM MAKING IT OUT
'Equanimity' was designed for a private client by Sean Donoher, who was at the time our Artist in Residence. It was made in our workshop in at Portside Studios by our participants and staff.
Based loosely on the work of Alexander Calder and developed in line with the client's brief, the kinetic nature of the sculpture mesmerises you with the prospect of an eternity of new shapes.