Venture Arts is a progressive visual arts charity based in Hulme, Manchester. We work alongside learning disabled artists to create and show exciting new collaborative visual artwork using a range of contemporary art mediums including Illustration, Photography, Moving image, Animation, Textile art, Ceramics and Art as Environment.

Our vision is to see learning disabled people play a valued and valuable role within arts and culture as artists, critics, audiences, advocates and workers. To this effect we deliver over 1000 visual arts workshops per year, working with over 200 people and run work schemes which help learning disabled people to work and volunteer in cultural and educational environments. We showcase the work of our artists locally, nationally and internationally.

Venture Arts focuses on nurturing talent and enhancing overall well-being through the arts. We believe this plays a very real and tangible role in transforming lives and in reducing isolation and marginalisation. Our work enriches people’s lives not only through the learning and ‘taking part’ but also by giving people new cultural experiences.