Help us bring Studio 53 to life

Having a learning disability should not be a barrier to becoming a successful artist. At Venture Arts we’ve a growing number of exceptionally talented artists, whose diverse viewpoints enrich our visual culture. We’ve already proved this at critically engaged exhibitions like The Manchester Contemporary 2017, where for the second year running we sold a whole body of work by a VA artist:

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Ahmed Mohammed in front of his ‘Untitled’ triptych, sold to collectors at TMC 2017.

For some time now we’ve needed a new space for artists like Ahmed to develop their independent practice, and get additional 1:1 support. We’re thrilled to have found ‘Studio 53’, just a few doors down from Venture Arts. It’s an ideal spot to embark on exciting new projects, and it’ll also provide a fabulous exhibition space, to give our artists the exposure that their work deserves.

We need £2,500 to get our studio fully up and running. Could you help?

Studio 53 urgently needs seating, lighting, IT equipment and a projector to screen our artists’ films and animations.


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To donate £5, text VENT004 to 70970


To donate £10, text VENT004 to 7019


Thank you for your support!


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Sad dark empty studio….. 🙁



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