Driving social change with experimental arts practice

Arts Lab is a social enterprise that connects artists and community through experimental making and ideas.

We provide opportunites for groups and individuals across communities to engage with and make art. 

Championing collaboration, play and curiosity, we encourage risk taking, experimentation and creative thinking. 

The result is that we can all feel more connected and valued and inspired to affect positive change in our own and others’ lives.

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Artists

A platform for artists to meet, make work, and above all, to experiment

A platform for artists

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The Curious

A place for everyone to sign up for workshops, exhibitions and events

Who’s it for?

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The Vault

Explore our experiments, people we’ve worked with and projects

View our work

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Organisations

Tailor-made team building workshops and away days

Team building workshops

What’s on at Arts Lab

Open day. Open Studio
25/05/201910:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open day. Open Studio

Arts Lab welcomes drop-in visits from anyone interested in finding out more about what we do. Come and see our latest exhibition, sign up for a workshop or have a chat about ways to get involved with the project. 

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Art as Collaboration II - Exhibition
03/06/2019 - 08/06/201910:00 am - 2:00 pm
Art as Collaboration II - Exhibition

2nd in a series of exhibitions of artwork created by prisoners in collaboration with abstract artist Sara Downham-Lotto. A unique opportunity to view and purchase artwork before installation at HMP Dartmoor and exhibitions in Plymouth and London.

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Thursday After School Film Club
06/06/2019 - 18/07/20194:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday After School Film Club

These 90 minute classes cover a wide range of filmmaking skills that culminate in the making of a short film and/or music video. It’s an ideal club for developing creativity, team building and social skills.

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Behind the scenes

I joined the art workshop to support my adult son who is recovering from a mental health problem. It is helping him enormously and in a climate of severe cuts in the NHS, it is the only therapy group in our area.

Maria

A massive thank you to Arts Lab. It has been such a rich experience, transforming my life. I now have friends for the first time in years with enough confidence & optimism to go out into the world.

Janie aged 19

Thank you for hosting, organising and inspiring the most fantastic sessions in your studio – everyone loves them!

Eva Hamilton MBE
- Founder & CEO of Key4Life

The studio at Dartington feels like another world which helps students remember educational experiences in a positive light.

Ben Moon
- Art Tutor

Arts Lab is ideal for young people with emotional and medical/mental health difficulties. Students feel safe there, overcome their reluctance to get involved and have fun.

Assistant Principal
- Schools Company South & West Devon Academy

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