Changing lives through arts

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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Space to Connect survey

We are currently looking at how people engage with the arts on the Isle of Wight and what people would want from a creative space in Newport. Please take our short survey

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What's On?

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

Independent Arts Calendar


People's Pop-Up Gallery (PPUG)

Visit our People's Pop-Up Gallery in Newport!

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Our singing-for-wellbeing groups take place in ten 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

Get creative over a Monday morning cuppa in Newport! Different activities each week.
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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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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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School Ties

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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Our arts and mindfulness sessions for people experiencing mid-life mental health issues. New sessions start February 2020.

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A short taster of some of our community projects…



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Independent Arts is pleased to be the associated charity for The Wight Proms

Thank you to our supporters, including