Venture Arts is a progressive visual arts charity based in Hulme, Manchester. We work alongside learning disabled artists to create and show exciting new collaborative visual art work using a range of art mediums including Illustration, Photography, Moving image, Animation, Textile art, Ceramics and Art as Environment.

The organisation’s vision is to see learning disabled people play a valued and valuable role within arts and culture as artists, critics, audiences, advocates and workers.

To this effect we deliver over 1000 visual arts workshops per year working with over 200 people and run work schemes which help learning disabled people to work and volunteer in cultural and educational environments. We also showcase the work of our artists locally, nationally and internationally.

As well as providing for disabled adults Venture Arts also run a number of outreach workshops aimed at engaging children with disabilities.

Exhibitions at the end of each project allow the creative talent at Venture Arts to be displayed at high-profile venues. In the past we have exhibited at many venues including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, The Lowry and People’s History Museum

Richard really helped in giving a clear approach and helping me to think about how the organisation will develop over the coming years. His expertise and clear thinking was really very helpful indeed.

Amanda Sutton, Director, Venture Arts