Independent Arts


Independent Arts is an Isle of Wight charity, established in 1987, using the arts to improve wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation. We believe that art is for all stages of life and we deliver vital services across all ages, across the Island, mindful of the range of needs:

  • Often older people on the Isle of Wight are amongst the most vulnerable, including those in care homes and those on the fringes of social care

  • A higher than average number of children on the Island live in poverty (34%)

  • Mental health services are stretched, which can affect people of any age

  • Arts and wellbeing are interlinked and we focus on bringing arts to those who might not otherwise be able to benefit from them

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What’s on


Grab Our Summer “What’s On” Guide!

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our “What’s On” Guide for this summer at Independent Arts! Packed with information about our exciting activities and events, the guide is now available at the Creative Hub and various locations across the Isle of Wight.

Pick Up a Guide

We invite you to drop by the Creative Hub to pick up your copy of the “What’s On” Guide. Whether you’re looking for engaging activities for yourself, your family, or your friends, our guide is your go-to resource for all things creative this summer.

Help Us Spread the Word

We understand that not everyone has easy access to online resources, and we need your help to reach those who could benefit from our sessions. If you know someone who might be interested, please share a guide with them.

Additionally, if you’re able to display some of our guides at your workplace, community centre, or any other local venue, we’d greatly appreciate your support. Your efforts in spreading the word make a significant impact in connecting people with our creative offerings.

Get in Touch

If you’re interested in helping us distribute the “What’s On” Guide or need more copies for your premises, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Your involvement helps us reach more people and ensures everyone has the opportunity to participate in our wonderful activities.

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you for your continued support in promoting the arts within our community. Together, we can make this summer a memorable one filled with creativity and connection.

For more information and to get involved, contact us.

10th July 2024|

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