Playful, experimental visual arts for happier communities

Arts Lab (CIC) is a welcoming artist-run studio at Dartington in South Devon for artists and the wider community to benefit from visual arts that stimulate change

We offer:
  • resources for artists of workshops, events and opportunities to develop arts practice for innovative social engagement
  • a programme for all of visual arts workshops and events
  • outreach projects with prisons, youth services, schools, colleges, refugee organisations and other community groups

“What the arts can do is reinforce peoples’ belief in themselves. It reinforces peoples’ hope in something bigger than themselves. If they have that hope, they might work a little harder to solve some of the problems.”

Joyce Di Donato 2016

Central to Dartington’s ethos, Arts Lab embodies a ‘progressive lab for living and learning’. Through dynamic ideas and making, grounded in what it is to be human, we experiment, play, collaborate and challenge the status quo to build and energise happier, more connected and more resilient communities.

“Freedom to express, unjudged, supportive, inspirational and fun”