Community projects

SingAbout tea-break

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


DanceMakers is back! We are running free community dance sessions in Newport, Freshwater and Sandown. Find out more.

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 new weekly sessions every Friday in Newport to aid respiratory health. Find out more.




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

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. Find out more.

Intergenerational projects


AfterWARds, an intergenerational creative arts project to enhance public understanding of the impact of war on the lives of service personnel. 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.


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.


Window Wash the Wight!

Get your windows cleaned and raise money for Independent Arts! Details here.

DanceMakers is back!



Young Writers

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


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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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