"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 local 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 have recently left prison or are at risk of ending up there without support.
Our supportive placements provide opportunities to develop employment ready skills, confidence and motivation within a creative making environment.
We design and make a wide range of artefacts and artworks, from intricate small scale pieces all the way to large public installations.
Creative 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.
OUR PIECE OF BRIGHTON WILL BE A 3D PIECE OF GRAFFITI, RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF BRIGHTON.
WE ARE MAKING THIS SCULPTURE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ACCESS LOCAL SERVICES AND HAVE WORKED WITH THE CLOCKTOWER SANCTUARY, YOUTH OFFENDING SERVICES AND HOMEWOOD SCHOOL.
THIS PROJECT IS ALSO IN COLLABORATION WITH LOCAL GRAFF LEGEND SINNAONE
AS BRIGHTON'S PREMIER ACCIDENTAL SHOP FITTERS WE HAVE A UNIQUE STYLE THAT COMES FROM THE WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE OF OUR CREW.
WE CREATE HIGH QUALITY, ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE PIECES WHICH SUIT THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND DON'T COST THE EARTH.
THE STOP SIGN MEMORIAL IS AN SCULPTURE TO COMMEMORATE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED WHILST HOMELESS IN BRIGHTON AND HOVE.
WE ARE CO-CREATING THE ARTWORK WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE OF HOMELESSNESS.
WE NEED TO HEAR FROM INDIVIDUALS THAT WANT TO BE INVOLVED AND ORGANISATIONS THAT WOULD LIKE TO HELP US MANAGE THE ENGAGEMENT.
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.