Our singing-for-wellbeing groups take place in nine towns across the Isle of Wight.
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Singing for Breathing

Our weekly session in Newport every Thursday is specifically designed to aid respiratory health.
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Our community dance sessions take place weekly in Newport, Freshwater, Sandown and Ryde.
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DanceMakers: DanceSense

DanceSense is a weekly movement session tailored to people living with neurological conditions.
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Creative Café

Your chance to get creative over a cuppa every Monday morning in Newport! Different activities each week.
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iCreate is our creative support service to charities and not for profit organisations
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Workshops for Wellbeing

Our practitioners deliver a range of creative workshops to clients in residential homes.
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Changing Spaces

Our new project seeks to make Isle of Wight care homes a hub for creativity and the arts.
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Schoolroom in a Care Home

Our intergenerational project where primary pupils and care home residents learn together.
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Anxiety Café

Independent Arts supports this peer-led group which is open to anyone living with anxiety.
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Time & Tide

Our Arts Council England-funded Time & Tide project brings quality participatory arts to older people.
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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.
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About Independent Arts

We are an Isle of Wight charity using the arts to improve wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation, since 1987.
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Donate to Independent Arts

Please help Independent Arts to improve more people's lives through our community arts projects on the Isle of Wight. To donate securely online to Independent Arts simply click on the "donate" icon below and follow the instructions. 100% of your donation comes to the charity.




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Jim Bodle

We are sad to learn that Independent Arts' trustee Jim Bodle died recently. Jim had volunteered his time as a trustee and director of the charity since 2011 and was a much-valued, knowledgeable member of our team – a "wise owl" as one fellow-trustee described him. His funeral is at the crematorium at 1.30pm on Friday 28th December, and his family say that anyone who knew Jim is welcome to attend. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.


• Changing Spaces project to bring added creativity to IW care homes

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Find out what's going on this week. Click below to find our calendar of Independent Arts' regular community arts sessions.

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