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The Rosetta Art Centre is a visual arts centre based in East London's Stratford. It is situated within an area identified as having low levels of engagement with the arts in general, and the Rosetta Art Centre aims to educate local people and engage them with the visual arts. Rosetta Art Centre has historically focused upon the education of adults, but also runs projects for local children - in school, after school and on Saturdays, through the 'Children's Saturday Art School'. The Rosetta Art Centre offers artist-in-residence positions and professional development for arts graduates, to help visual artists into work. The centre also facilitates a discussion group, the Newham Visual Artist Network, with the aim of bringing local creative people together. The Rosetta Art Centre opens its Windows Gallery regularly, in which one can view the work produced by local artists. The centre also organises festivals which aim to get local people involved in the arts. Rosetta Art Centre aims to promote (and advocate for) local artists. Courses offered at Rosetta Art Centre include: art history, ceramics, drawing, fashion, painting, photography, print-making and textiles. Special courses are offered for adults with learning difficulties, for school children and for professional development. The Rosetta Art Centre has recently begun working with Birkbeck College (part of the University of London) to offer a Level Four accredited course. Some courses take place over a weekend, some over the summer holidays or over a longer term on weekday evenings.