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Arts Lab is a social enterprise that uses visual art to bring people together and help make the world a better place.

The Covid crisis has highlighted the need to find new ways of staying connected and building purpose and hope into daily lives wherever we are.

Creativity can help us to feel more connected and inspired. The Lab is therefore a platform for artists and communities to make and share art. Through creative expression and experimentation we can listen to and learn from each other.

The result is that we can all feel more connected and valued, equipped to  deal with significant challenge, and inspired to affect positive change in our own and each others’ lives.

If you’re an artist, see Young Artists – Sharing the Light

If you’re looking for something to do in lockdown, see our What’s On programme

If you work in education, criminal justice, youth and health services, have a look at What we do and our latest project Prisoners – Sharing the Light

Inspiring stories and case studies of people and organisations we have worked with are all here ->

And finally, if you’re interested in purchasing art for your walls, watch this space for our online shop coming soon!



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What’s on at Arts Lab

'Home Land' - Photography Exhibition
04/09/2020 - 09/09/202010:00 am - 5:00 pm
'Home Land' - Photography Exhibition

Exhibition showcasing 4 local, young photographers’ take on the theme ‘home town’. All the artists live in Totnes in transition between art college and establishing careers doing what they love.

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After School Art Club - autumn course
07/09/2020 - 19/10/20204:00 pm - 6:00 pm
After School Art Club - autumn course

Weekly after school art club for 8-14 year olds with Arts Lab’s Sophy D’Angelo. Developing ideas and talents in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, students learn new skills and experiment with mixed media.

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Making Mondays – Experimental Drawing & Painting
07/09/2020 - 19/10/20206:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Making Mondays – Experimental Drawing & Painting

Weekly experimental drawing and painting classes for adult beginners, those who’ve had art in their lives and want more or anyone feeling adventurous to try something new.

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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.


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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