Community

These are the organisations that make up the growing Creative Minds Community – be a part of it.

Rest of The World

North

Blue Room
Blue Room is Bluecoat’s inclusive arts programme for learning disabled artists. Since 2008, three groups of Blue Room artists have met weekly at Bluecoat in Liverpool to explore contemporary art in the gallery and create their own art work. Blue Room artists are supported to collaborate with others, share their work and develop creative and social skills.
DIY Theatre Company
DIY is an established Learning Disability Theatre Company based in Salford. Our devised performances and educational projects challenge stereotypes, promote inclusion and celebrate creativity
Headway Arts
From a base in Blyth Headway Arts provides high quality, creative, arts participation opportunities for communities in Northumberland and beyond, with particular expertise in engaging and including disadvantaged people, specifically but not exclusively those who are learning disabled.
Life You Choose
Life you choose provides arts and multimedia projects for people with learning difficulties.
Pyramid of Arts
Pyramid of Arts is a Leeds-based collective of around 120 artists with and without learning disabilities who work together to explore and develop their creativity, and to make great art for a wide public.
The Dukes
The Dukes Creative Learning Department manages and facilitates hundreds of high quality creative learning and participation programmes each year; engaging thousands of young people from across Lancashire. The department is committed to creating work for, by and with young people and young adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.
The Lawnmowers Theatre Company
Lawnmowers Theatre company is a company run by and for people with learning difficulties
The Pool of Sound
The Pool of Sound is a specialist music project based in Byker Community Centre which provides music activities for a wide spectrum of people with learning and physical disabilities.
Venture Arts
Venture Arts is a visual arts project based in Manchester.

Midlands

About Face Theatre Company
About Face Theatre Company is part of ECHO for Extra Choices in Herefordshire and is their flagship project. About Face is one of just one of a handful of professional UK theatre companies working with actors with learning disabilitie. Its provides a wide range of opportunities for people with learning disabilities to grow in confidence through performance based skills and gives a platform to raise social consciousness about this marginalised and often excluded sector of society
Level
LEVEL (formerly First Movement) develops and promotes the creativity and creative culture of people with learning disabilities, locally, nationally and internationally. Our custom built centre in rural Derbyshire provides high quality facilities to make, show and share contemporary artwork.

South East

Actability
An inclusive theatre company based in Hertfordshire
ActOne ArtsBase
Delivering all ability dance theatre and arts workshops across Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.
Brighton Dome
Brighton Dome is the host venue for Creative Minds Brighton
Carousel
An international learning disability led arts organisation based in Brighton and focusing on film, music, radio, clubbing and performance
Dramatize
Dramatize aims to change the perspective that society has against actors with learning disabilities and recognise each individual for the talent they hold within. We are based in Ashford, Middlesex
Outside In
Based in Chichester, Outside In is a national project set up by Pallant House Gallery in 2006 to provide a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world either due to health, disability or social circumstance.
Project Art Works
Through responsive and collaborative practice, Project Art Works conducts a wide range of visual art projects in collaboration with people who have intellectual disability, contemporary art galleries and social care networks both regionally and nationally.
Razed Roof Theatre Company
An inclusive theatre company based at Harlow Playhouse
Rockets
A group of experienced visual artists with learning disabilities based in Brighton
Song Unite
A Community Interest Company facilitating inclusive, inspirational creative song writing, recording and art workshops/projects working ‘outreach’ with schools, groups and organisations. (Song Unite is a registered Arts Award Centre)
Stopgap Dance Company
Creates new work and tours internationally, based in Farnham, Suffolk they integrate dancers with and without disabilities
Suffolk Artlink
A participatory arts company working across Suffolk
Thalia Theatre Company
Providing creative learning opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Norfolk and Dereham
University of Hertfordshire
The Centre for Learning Disability Studies at The University of Hertfordshire is the University partner for Creative Minds
Zinc
Based in Essex, they advance and promote the creativity, culture and heritage of disabled young people and adults and socially excluded groups

South West

Artists First
A group of experienced artists with learning difficulties based in Bristol
BEYOND
New work and classic texts performed to the widest possible audience in a variety of ambitious large and small scale productions, touring theatre, issue-based film and dance by performers who have learning disabilities. Based in Hampshire.
Firebird Theatre
Based in Bristol they create performances and opportunities to make theatre
Funky Llama
Funky Llama celebrates the creative talents fo adults with different abilities. It involves large-scales, performing arts and social events as well as increasing the amount of arts opportunities on offer throughout the South West region.
Get Changed Theatre Company
Get Changed is an arts and drama charity for adults with learning disabilities based in Okehampton, West Devon.
JUMPcuts
A film training and production project based in Bridgwater, Somerset
Magic Carpet
Magic Carpet is a charity established in 1981 to help people gain self-confidence and well-being through participation in the creative arts. We are passionate believers in the power of creativity to help anyone challenged by health and social circumstances. We run painting, ceramics, printing, drama and music activities for mental health groups, learning disability groups and community groups.
Misfits Theatre Company
Based in Bristol and the South West of England
Open Story Tellers
Enriching lives through traditional storytelling and personal narratives, they are based in Frome, Somerset
The Waverley
The Waverley (a converted pub) is a community hub offering a wide spectrum of activities to vulnerable groups and the wider community. With creativity and culture at its core our vision is to empower our clients and cultivate meaningful engagement. We want our clients to play a valued role within our community through a sustainable programme that encourages inclusivity and drives social change. We offer a wide range of art activities for our service users.

London

Action Space London Events
A visual arts organisation working across London
Corali Dance Company
Based in London they deliver touring performances and engagement programmes
Face Front Theatre Company
An inclusive theatre company based in London
Magpie Dance
‘Unlocking individual potential and ability, to be at the forefront of dance for learning disabled people." Through Magpie’s participation, performance and training programmes, over 200 sessions are delivered annually for learning disabled people aged from 11 upwards.
UK Theatre
The UK’s leading membership organisation for theatre and the performing arts

Rest of the World

Tutti Arts
Tutti is a multi-arts organisation based in Adelaide South Australia dedicated to presenting and promoting work made and produced by learning disabled artists.

Alphabetical list of Organisations

About Face Theatre Company
About Face Theatre Company is part of ECHO for Extra Choices in Herefordshire and is their flagship project. About Face is one of just one of a handful of professional UK theatre companies working with actors with learning disabilitie. Its provides a wide range of opportunities for people with learning disabilities to grow in confidence through performance based skills and gives a platform to raise social consciousness about this marginalised and often excluded sector of society
Midlands
Actability
An inclusive theatre company based in Hertfordshire
South East
Action Space London Events
A visual arts organisation working across London
London
ActOne ArtsBase
Delivering all ability dance theatre and arts workshops across Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.
South East
Artists First
A group of experienced artists with learning difficulties based in Bristol
South West
BEYOND
New work and classic texts performed to the widest possible audience in a variety of ambitious large and small scale productions, touring theatre, issue-based film and dance by performers who have learning disabilities. Based in Hampshire.
South West
Blue Room
Blue Room is Bluecoat’s inclusive arts programme for learning disabled artists. Since 2008, three groups of Blue Room artists have met weekly at Bluecoat in Liverpool to explore contemporary art in the gallery and create their own art work. Blue Room artists are supported to collaborate with others, share their work and develop creative and social skills.
North
Brighton Dome
Brighton Dome is the host venue for Creative Minds Brighton
South East
Carousel
An international learning disability led arts organisation based in Brighton and focusing on film, music, radio, clubbing and performance
South East
Corali Dance Company
Based in London they deliver touring performances and engagement programmes
London
DIY Theatre Company
DIY is an established Learning Disability Theatre Company based in Salford. Our devised performances and educational projects challenge stereotypes, promote inclusion and celebrate creativity
North
Dramatize
Dramatize aims to change the perspective that society has against actors with learning disabilities and recognise each individual for the talent they hold within. We are based in Ashford, Middlesex
South East
Face Front Theatre Company
An inclusive theatre company based in London
London
Firebird Theatre
Based in Bristol they create performances and opportunities to make theatre
South West
Funky Llama
Funky Llama celebrates the creative talents fo adults with different abilities. It involves large-scales, performing arts and social events as well as increasing the amount of arts opportunities on offer throughout the South West region.
South West
Get Changed Theatre Company
Get Changed is an arts and drama charity for adults with learning disabilities based in Okehampton, West Devon.
South West
Headway Arts
From a base in Blyth Headway Arts provides high quality, creative, arts participation opportunities for communities in Northumberland and beyond, with particular expertise in engaging and including disadvantaged people, specifically but not exclusively those who are learning disabled.
North
JUMPcuts
A film training and production project based in Bridgwater, Somerset
South West
Level
LEVEL (formerly First Movement) develops and promotes the creativity and creative culture of people with learning disabilities, locally, nationally and internationally. Our custom built centre in rural Derbyshire provides high quality facilities to make, show and share contemporary artwork.
Midlands
Life You Choose
Life you choose provides arts and multimedia projects for people with learning difficulties.
North
Magic Carpet
Magic Carpet is a charity established in 1981 to help people gain self-confidence and well-being through participation in the creative arts. We are passionate believers in the power of creativity to help anyone challenged by health and social circumstances. We run painting, ceramics, printing, drama and music activities for mental health groups, learning disability groups and community groups.
South West
Magpie Dance
‘Unlocking individual potential and ability, to be at the forefront of dance for learning disabled people." Through Magpie’s participation, performance and training programmes, over 200 sessions are delivered annually for learning disabled people aged from 11 upwards.
London
Misfits Theatre Company
Based in Bristol and the South West of England
South West
Open Story Tellers
Enriching lives through traditional storytelling and personal narratives, they are based in Frome, Somerset
South West
Outside In
Based in Chichester, Outside In is a national project set up by Pallant House Gallery in 2006 to provide a platform for artists who find it difficult to access the art world either due to health, disability or social circumstance.
South East
Project Art Works
Through responsive and collaborative practice, Project Art Works conducts a wide range of visual art projects in collaboration with people who have intellectual disability, contemporary art galleries and social care networks both regionally and nationally.
South East
Pyramid of Arts
Pyramid of Arts is a Leeds-based collective of around 120 artists with and without learning disabilities who work together to explore and develop their creativity, and to make great art for a wide public.
North
Razed Roof Theatre Company
An inclusive theatre company based at Harlow Playhouse
South East
Rockets
A group of experienced visual artists with learning disabilities based in Brighton
South East
Song Unite
A Community Interest Company facilitating inclusive, inspirational creative song writing, recording and art workshops/projects working ‘outreach’ with schools, groups and organisations. (Song Unite is a registered Arts Award Centre)
South East
Stopgap Dance Company
Creates new work and tours internationally, based in Farnham, Suffolk they integrate dancers with and without disabilities
South East
Suffolk Artlink
A participatory arts company working across Suffolk
South East
Thalia Theatre Company
Providing creative learning opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Norfolk and Dereham
South East
The Dukes
The Dukes Creative Learning Department manages and facilitates hundreds of high quality creative learning and participation programmes each year; engaging thousands of young people from across Lancashire. The department is committed to creating work for, by and with young people and young adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.
North
The Lawnmowers Theatre Company
Lawnmowers Theatre company is a company run by and for people with learning difficulties
North
The Pool of Sound
The Pool of Sound is a specialist music project based in Byker Community Centre which provides music activities for a wide spectrum of people with learning and physical disabilities.
North
The Waverley
The Waverley (a converted pub) is a community hub offering a wide spectrum of activities to vulnerable groups and the wider community. With creativity and culture at its core our vision is to empower our clients and cultivate meaningful engagement. We want our clients to play a valued role within our community through a sustainable programme that encourages inclusivity and drives social change. We offer a wide range of art activities for our service users.
South West
Tutti Arts
Tutti is a multi-arts organisation based in Adelaide South Australia dedicated to presenting and promoting work made and produced by learning disabled artists.
Rest of the World
UK Theatre
The UK’s leading membership organisation for theatre and the performing arts
London
University of Hertfordshire
The Centre for Learning Disability Studies at The University of Hertfordshire is the University partner for Creative Minds
South East
Venture Arts
Venture Arts is a visual arts project based in Manchester.
North
Zinc
Based in Essex, they advance and promote the creativity, culture and heritage of disabled young people and adults and socially excluded groups
South East

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