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Venture Arts is a specialist in the provision of arts and crafts workshops for people with learning disabilities working across Manchester .
We provide a high quality arts experience in a friendly, stimulating and inclusive environment, focusing on bringing out the best in every individual, nurturing talent and enhancing overall wellbeing and quality of life.
Workshops run from 10.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
Participants can come along for one session or for the whole day.
The atmosphere at the studio is light, bright and friendly, where we nurture individual style and talent.
- 20 workshops offered every week.
- We are open 49 weeks of the year.
- Workshops are run by trained artists.
- Workshops tailored to suit all abilities.
- Visual Arts workshops in textiles, photography, ceramics, mosaics, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, 3D work and much more
- Work shown at high profile exhibitions.
'The artwork the Venture Arts participants produce is of a high quality and explores a range of themes of interest to their clients. On visits to the workshop and through attendance at a public exhibition it is evident that the artists are highly skilled in supporting participants to produce interesting and engaging work.'
Cultural Strategy Team, MCC
'Venture Arts provides a fundamental service for adults with learning disability living in Manchester. The benefit of arts and creativity are that the individual has an opportunity to maximise their potential as well as raising their self esteem, social skills, confidence and self expression. It also enables the individual to make new friends.
There is a great need for this provision as it gives individuals something to look forward to going to on a weekly basis and is a valued weekly activity. Venture Arts offers individuals a chance to explore different forms of art and is a valued provision in Manchester.'
Manchester Learning Disability Partnership.
'I would like to compliment you on the interesting and creative work you encourage the service users to participate in. I have been to a lot of centres, whose idea of art participation is using some crayons and pieces of paper. E’s work mosaics, pottery and drawings are on display and not put in a cupboard as the standard of work is so high. I believe E has really benefitted and learnt new skills whilst attending Venture Arts.'
Senior Support Worker
United Response (supported living for people with disabilities)