Using the arts to improve people's wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation on the Isle of Wight, since 1987.


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One donation, twice the impact

From 12.00 noon on Tuesday 30th November to 12.00 noon on Tuesday 7th December all donations to Independent Arts are DOUBLED via the donate link below, meaning your donation will have twice the impact. Please also select Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, as this will further add to the value of yout gift.

Please help us reach our target of £2,000 in donations this week, so we are able to support more people across the Isle of Wight over the coming year, with 100 hours of support.


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Covid-19 safety, July 2021 update

We are pleased to be reintroducing more face-to-face activities from July 19th 2021. To continue to help protect the health of our participants, staff and volunteers, Independent Arts is maintaining a policy of mask wearing while visiting our Creative Hub and attending our sessions in the community. We will continue to maintain social distance in our sessions and gallery space. Hand gel will be available at all our sessions and in the Hub. Our volunteer and staff team will continue to take lateral flow tests. We will ask people to pre-book our busier sessions to keep numbers to a safe level.

Pease be assured that the Independent Arts team are still here for our supporters and participants and will continue to serve those who are vulnerable and isolated in our community. If you know of someone, or if you, would benefit from weekly contact from someone in our team please do contact us on 01983 822437 or email [email protected]

We can provide a friendly voice to chat to and can help to link those in need to any services which may benefit them in these trying times.


Thank you

We recognise that our services are needed now more than ever and we are extremely grateful to our principle funders for their continued support and their encouragement. We are a small local charity working exclusively for the vulnerable residents of the Isle of Wight. You can help us keep going by making a donation – and if you are a UK tax payer, gift aid can be added, which tops up your donation by a further 25%.





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Independent Arts is an Isle of Wight charity founded in 1987, using the arts to improve wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation.






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