Immerse yourself in the innovative world of ASMaRt, a mesmerizing monthly sensory program that brings together Concrete Youth and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, in a special partnership like no other! ASMaRt is the culmination of a groundbreaking collaboration stemming from Concrete Youth's visionary project, The ASMR Project. This pioneering endeavor united three nations—the UK, the US, and Singapore—in a trailblazing exploration of autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) and its profound impact on individuals labeled with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). With insights gleaned from engaging 750 participants across the UK, The ASMR Project revealed the transformative potential of ASMR in sensory play.
Now, ASMaRt takes these findings and brings them to life in a sensory story format that merges ASMR with visual arts. Each month, a piece of art within Ferens Gallery, Hull, is carefully selected as the inspiration for an original sensory story, meticulously crafted to embed ASMR elements for individuals with PMLD. Prepare to be transported into a world of whispers, relaxation, and enchantment as you embark on a sensory journey surrounded by some of the finest art the region has to offer! But the adventure doesn't end there—following the captivating sensory story, participants are invited to unleash their creativity with a hands-on sensory craft session, culminating in a tangible memento to cherish from their immersive experience. Join us as we celebrate the fusion of art, ASMR, and sensory storytelling, igniting joy, connection, and discovery in every moment at ASMaRt.