We believe in art’s power to help people communicate and experience the world. That’s why we empower disabled people to express themselves through art, music and dance.
We’ve partnered with the Arts Council to expand this vision and help more people discover art, music and dance – no matter their skill level or experience.
Our accessible creative workshops, events and exhibitions are available in eight places around the UK.
Our approach to arts
Art is enjoyable and empowering. It’s a chance to be curious and bold, and to express yourself freely.
We support disabled people to pursue those goals, no matter their background or ability level.
We think of inclusive art practices as the starting point for creating great art – not an afterthought.
Our classes are led by acclaimed artists with decades of experience in developing accessible art, music and dance practices. They’ve pioneered new approaches and technology to help disabled people participate in the arts.
Who can sign up for Sense Arts?
Our arts, music and dance programmes are open to people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities. We also welcome their families to join our sessions.
How much does it cost?
Most of our activities are free, with the option for a voluntary donation.
What will Sense Arts offer you?
We’ll support you to:
- Discover your creative potential.
- Connect with others in an inclusive environment.
- Collaborate with deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent artists.
Where are we based?
We provide a fully accessible environment for you to learn and create. We combine the use of accessible, everyday materials with groundbreaking technology to help you develop your skills.
We active in 8 locations across the UK. Get in touch to learn more about our fully accessible venues and our upcoming events near you.
Birmingham, West Midlands
Loughborough, East Midlands
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Find an activity you can do at home
Explore our range of guides to get creative at home. Try making your own watercolour paints or find ways to turn household items into sensory instruments.
We support artists to develop their career
We partner with artists to showcase their work and to provide pathways for career development within the arts.
We also run workshops and courses on how to create accessible art programmes. These are aimed at professionals who are interested in making creative and artistic workshops, events or exhibitions accessible to deafblind or disabled people.
- Creative organisations
- Support staff
Our information hub for professionals has resources and guidance on how to incorporate sensory tools and inclusive techniques into their teaching or practice.
Or get in touch with us at [email protected] if you’d like to speak with our team and learn more.