The Ark-T Centre is proud to support The Martha Mary Fernback Annual Prize – a legacy fund to honour the life of Oxford teenager, Martha Fernback, who died aged 15 from an accidental ecstasy overdose.

The Martha Mary Fernback Annual Prize supports young women throughout Oxfordshire from disadvantaged backgrounds who have faced exploitation. By using the art of creativity to encourage self-expression and to form dialogue, young women are supported on their journey of personal growth and transformation. The awardee will complete a year of support which will be celebrated in their own solo exhibition, alongside the creation of their own art portfolio for use to apply to higher education or employment. Monthly mentoring sessions (by an established female artist) and life-coaching or trauma counselling are also provided as part of this annual prize.

For more information about The Martha Mary Fernback Annual Prize please email [email protected] or telephone 07795 577929.