In its Art & Study Centre, KCAT runs a FETAC Level 2 art course for people with and without special needs and a studio for artists with special needs. KCAT regularly organises exhibitions and other events and collaborates on projects with other organisations.
Rather than integrating the one group into the other, the centre aims to create a new situation: an environment in which students from different backgrounds can work together as creative equals and in which life long learning is a possibility for everyone.
KCAT started in 1996 as a project to facilitate the artistic and personal development of seven individuals with a range of disabilities. From this and contacts with other projects in Europe grew the need and inspiration for the permanent centre which is based in a former sausage factory building in Callan, since 1999.
KCAT Art & Study Centre
Mill Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Tel/Fax: 056 - 7755115