Covid-19 update: While we can't see you all face-to-face just now, you can come and join us in our new online sessions!

We want to see an inclusive society, where everyone gets the chance to shine. We’re helping to make that happen in York.

We’re a registered charity based in Chapelfields, York. We've been running arts and creative media learning projects in and around the city since 1982.

The people who take part in our projects include disabled young people and adults, older people living with dementia and memory loss and people with mental ill-health. We support their wellbeing by helping them develop the confidence and skills to connect with their local community and have more of a say in the things that matter to them.

And everyone has a lot of fun along the way!

More about us

Our projects

Our fun projects include singing and signing choirs, accessible music-making groups and specialist creative sensory activities.

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Last year we…

  • Engaged 529 people in regular creative sessions
  • Reached 1,131 professionals with our training and practice sharing activities
  • Ran 914 project activity sessions
  • Delivered 36 outreach, training and practice sharing events
  • Worked with 28 fabulous volunteers

We need your support

You can change lives. As a small charity, we have to raise over £250,000 each year to deliver our projects and every donation makes a huge difference.

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Our resources

A screenshot of Hannah from the Exploring Paints Video

Exploring Paints

This is a fun and messy way to explore different ways you can use paints. Be prepared to get messy - make sure you have water or baby wipes nearby for a quick clean up!

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