Venture Arts is a charity which works alongside learning disabled artists to create exciting new work across illustration, photography, animation, textiles, ceramics, painting and much more. We deliver over 1,700 in-house visual art sessions each year for people of all ages. Our studio is a friendly and inspiring environment where our team of professional artist tutors (and volunteers) support participants to discover and develop their artistic identity. Their work is showcased in high-profile galleries and venues across the UK and internationally.
We also run work and volunteering schemes for learning disabled people in culture and education, and support talented learning disabled artists to develop their careers.
We have to fundraise constantly to cover running and equipment costs. Right now, we need new cameras and digital equipment. Our 9-year-old iPads, for example, are on their last legs and are central to a lot of the work we do! Also, parts of our studio are in urgent need of repair. Supercharged Team Venture Arts is rising to the challenge by taking part in the Great Manchester Run 2020. They are running 10k to raise £10k and we're inviting you to help us reach this target. Thank you.
Without Venture Arts, my life would have been nothing. Horace Lindezey