Community projects


SingAbout: our free singing-for-wellbeing groups take place weekly in East Cowes, Lake, Newport, Freshwater, Ryde and Ventnor. Find out more. Plus, SingAbout is back on the road in October with our roving pop up sessions


DanceMakers: our free community dance sessions weekly in Newport, Freshwater and Sandown. Find out more.

Creative Café

Creative Café: Get creative over a cuppa every Monday in Newport! Find out more.

Creative Futures

Creative Futures: Training volunteers to deliver creative sessions to isolated individuals in care homes. Find out more.

Singing for Breathing

Singing for Breathing: our weekly sessions in Newport every Thursday to aid respiratory health. Find out more.

Young Writers

The Anon Writers: our weekly writing group for budding young writers aged 16–24, which meets every Saturday in Newport. Find out more.


SingAbout practitioner (freelance) required to cover holiday and sickness absence at our SingAbout groups across the island. Details here.

Freelance practitioners required to deliver sessions at care homes across the Isle of Wight, particularly in reminiscence. Details here.

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Our workshops

Our workshops

Our practitioners deliver a range of creative workshops to clients in residential homes and in the community …

Getting creative with iPads

… Sessions include music, chair-based exercise, art & crafts, getting creative with iPads

Creative writing: Henry Bear

creative writing and reminiscence. Plus one-to-one tailor made sessions. Find out more.

Volunteer with us!

Volunteer with us!

Can you spare a little time to join the strong team of volunteers who regularly support our work? Training is given and DBS check provided. Find out more.



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Getting Creative in Care: A Toolkit for Activities Co-ordinators, based on our vast experience of delivering creative sessions in care homes, is now available as a pdf download. Details here.




iCreate is our creative support service to charities and not for profit organisations. Find out more.

Lloyds Regional Award Winner


The Anonthology book launch

Young Writers book launch

Independent Arts' young writers group, The Anon Writers, have launched their first book. Find out more.

Join us for SingAbout Together!

SingAbout Together poster

As part of the Celebrating Age Festival we will be having a special pop up SingAbout at Newport Minster on October 5th. See poster above for details. Find details of our other roving pop up sessions here.

Happy 5th Birthday to Ryde SingAbout!

Congratulations to Ryde SingAbout which celebrated its fifth birthday in September. See pic here.

Independent Arts in action

How do we bring creativity to the Isle of Wight community? Our new short film is here.

Henry Bear's intergenerational picnic

Read about our creative writing collaboration between Dover Park Primary pupils and Cornelia Heights residential home here.

SingAbout wins 2nd prize in AHSW Prize 2016!

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Stamp Appeal 2016!

Stamp Appeal

Find out how you can support Independent Arts simply by collecting used stamps from envelopes! Details here.


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Independent Arts in Action

Our short (two and a half minute) film shows some of our creativity in the community. Click the arrow below to view.

Intergenerational projects

Independent Arts brought the generations together through creative writing, reminiscence, art and a picnic! This delightful work by Dover Park Primary School pupils and residents of Cornelia Heights care home in Ryde is now on display in the conservatory at the care home for residents and their families to enjoy. Find out more.

Henry Bear display at Cornelia Heights

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