Our Projects

Independent Arts runs a number of creative community projects across the island and is always seeking to extend this aspect of the charity's work.


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 specially designed to aid respiratory health.
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Our arts and mindfulness sessions for people experiencing mid-life mental health issues.

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Our People's Pop-Up Gallery and wellbeing hub in Newport is here!

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Our community dance sessions weekly in Newport, Freshwater, Sandown and Ryde.
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DanceMakers: DanceSense

DanceSense is a weekly movement session in Newport for people living with neurological conditions.
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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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Creative Café

Get creative over a cuppa every Monday morning in Newport, with different activities each week.
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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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School Ties

Our intergenerational project where primary pupils and care home residents learn together.
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What's On? A calendar of our community sessions

Past Projects

Creative Writers

Our group for young writers aged 16–25 is taking a break, but you can read about the 2016/17 project here.
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Our 2019 ReMap project helped people living with chronic pain.

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AfterWARds was our 2016 intergenerational creative arts project and exhibition designed to enhance public understanding of the impact of war on the lives of service personnel.

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Creative Futures

Our 2013–2018 project training volunteers to deliver creative sessions to isolated individuals in care homes.
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The Poetry of Dementia


Our 2017 exhibition matched poetry from our Magic Doors creative writing workshops in care homes with beautiful images.

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Time & Tide

Our Time & Tide project brought quality participatory arts to older people in a range of community venues across the island.
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