The Special Projects Unit houses outreach, income generation, social advocacy pro-grammes as well as skills development through commissioned projects. It has developed a holistic approach to promoting social change through art. The approach supports the development of committed, skilled, and professional artists who make meaningful con-tributions in our society through their engagement with community-based projects. The Unit has established a range of corporate, government and civic partnerships that con-tribute to a diverse and sustainable funding model.

The Special Projects Unit works closely with the Education programme to involve students in workplace training, and professional experience where their printmaking skills are effectively incorporated in a larger context of art-production and business.