Community projects


SingAbout: our free singing-for-wellbeing groups take place in nine towns across the Isle of Wight. Find out more.

Singing for Breathing

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

SingAbout: Singing for Recovery

Singing for Recovery: A weekly session on The Stroke Unit for those recovering from stroke or with long term conditions. Find out more.


DanceMakers: our free community dance sessions weekly in Newport, Freshwater, Sandown and Ryde. 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.

Workshops for Wellbeing

Workshops for Wellbeing

Our practitioners deliver a range of creative workshops to clients in residential homes and in the community. Find out more.

Youth Projects

Creative Writers

Creative Writers: our group for budding young writers aged 16–24, each Saturday in Newport. Find out more.


Freelance practitioners required to deliver arts sessions at care homes across the Isle of Wight. Details here.

Volunteer with us!

Volunteer with us!

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



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

Save those stamps!

Stamp Appeal

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

Stop Press

Thank you Comic Relief!

Independent Arts is thrilled to have been awarded a two-year grant from Comic Relief for its core work with older and disadvantaged people on the Isle of Wight. Read about it here.

News from DanceMakers

Due to popular demand, Sandown DanceMakers is adding a weekly Tuesday group at Sandown Library, 3.30–5.00pm from 7th February.

For full details of DanceMakers in all locations, see the project page here.


SingAbout Christmas song

Thanks to all who downloaded our Christmas single. Read all about it here.


Young Writers book out now!

Anonthology: where to buy

Independent Arts' young writers group have launched their first book, titled Anonthology and it's on sale now! Find out more.


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