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Venture Arts

We'd like to buy a laser cutting machine and an etching printing press to benefit our artists with learning disabilities and their creative/professional development, and for community collaborations.

Total received £2,618.87

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About this cause

Venture Arts strives for a world in which people with learning disabilities are empowered, celebrated, included, and valued in culture and society. We work with up to 100 artists with learning disabilities in our lively studio and via outreach and schemes. Many are exhibiting work publicly and their talents are recognised by curators, venues, and commissioners, but wider societal challenges are very real.

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How this cause brings people in the community together

People with learning disabilities experience lower self-esteem and poorer mental health. Feeling part of a community can be hard. Our artists love to create, be amongst friends, and learn. They'll enjoy using the equipment and sharing their new skills i.e. with schools. We'll host open-studio events for our artists to meet the public, show/sell their new work, and generate income for themselves.