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


The Earl of Wessex visits Independent Arts

The Earl of Wessex visits Independent Arts (photo by Julian Winslow)

We were delighted to welcome The Earl of Wessex to our Creative Hub in Newport on 24th May.

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"The High Street is changing"

Thanks to our friends Isle of Wight Heritage Action Zone for this fantastic video about Independent Arts Creative Hub and our work!


Covid-19 safety: July 2022 update


As we are are seeing more people test positive for Covid-19, we just want to issue a friendly reminder that:

  • If you would feel more comfortable wearing a mask to attend any Independent Arts workshops please do so, we fully support that choice.
  • Likewise, when visiting the Creative Hub, please wear a mask if you would rather.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or have tested positive for Covid-19, we would ask that you please don't attend any sessions until you have recovered.
  • Our team will continue to regularly clean and anti-bac all environments and equipment used, as well as testing regularly to keep participants safe.


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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