We are an artist-run social enterprise that connects ‘artist change makers’ with communities to collectively re-imagine and set in motion positive change.
Recent events have highlighted the need to find ways of staying connected, build meaning and purpose into our lives, and navigate the complex world we live in.
The Arts are a fantastic vehicle for transformation. They bring people together, give voice and encourage individual expression; they challenge norms and explore new possibilities; they improve mental health and wellbeing; a great leveller and builder of dreams, they inspire hope and help to create a world more equal and fair.
Our job at Arts Lab, therefore, is to make the arts accessible to everyone, offering:
‘Make it, look at it, share it, talk about it, this ‘magical stuff’ called art can take your mind off things, connect you with others, and help you to stay playful and confident to make positive changes in your life. It can also get you thinking in different ways; you stay open to a life of learning and curiosity, and build purpose into what’s absolutely right for you and the world you want to live in.’
Arts Lab Founder & Creative Director, S. Downham-Lotto
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