We create opportunities for people with learning disabilities to inform and develop artwork which reflects their unique interests and circumstances.
We collaborate with individuals in their homes, day centres and other community settings and often involve families and care workers in creating innovative solutions to the everyday situations they face.
Art at Home
We bring art to the individual at home. In some cases we work in the individual's home as a result of work we are doing in their day centre. For other people working at home is the only way for them to become involved. By involving care workers and families we can look at ways of enhancing living environments, make objects which can be used by the individual or inform the design of personal projects.
Art in Day Centres
Working in day centres, we concentrate on the individual, looking at their particular interests and physical responses. We are often led off on interesting tangents, following a mishmash of interests as diverse as horror films, theatre, sewing, cowboys, familiar voices through to shiny objects. These journeys often reach very surprising conclusions!
We always aim to find the most appropriate place for individuals to pursue their interest in the arts. We currently have the use of studio spaces in the City Art Centre in Edinburgh and a dedicated visual arts studio space in Castlebrae Business Centre. We also organise individual opportunities and these have resulted in long term placements with an artist in their studio or being apprenticed to a furniture maker.
Focuses on cementing a deeper relationship between contemporary dance and the movement qualities of people with learning disabilities. It supports individual development and experimentation in contemporary dance. We provide regular classes to support artistic development and individual opportunities to perform.