Community projects


SingAbout: our free singing-for-wellbeing groups take place weekly in East Cowes, Lake, Newport, Freshwater, Ryde and Ventnor. Find out more.


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

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

Lloyds Regional Award Winner

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.


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.



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!

SingAbout wins 2nd prize in AHSW Prize 2016. Click for details.

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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.

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