About us

Our vision

Our vision is a world in which people with learning disabilities are empowered, celebrated, included and valued in the arts, culture and society.

 Our mission

Our mission is to shape a new cultural landscape where people with learning disabilities reach their potential as artists, curators, critics, audiences, participants and advocates.


Venture Arts is a progressive, award-winning visual arts charity based in Hulme, Manchester.

We strive for people with learning disabilities to engage with and gain recognition in art, culture and society.

We support adults and young people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.


We deliver 1000+ visual arts workshops per year, working with over 200 people. We nurture individual talents and creativity. Our fully accessible professional arts studio provides a social, safe and inspiring environment. Our professional artists deliver our dynamic artistic programme. Each bespoke project supports everyone to discover and develop their unique artistic identity. Venture Arts artists exhibit locally, nationally and internationally.


Want to work or volunteer in galleries, theatres or museums? Our work schemes help people to work and volunteer in cultural and educational environments.


Click the links below to find out how to…


Join our art studio for adults with learning disabilities


Learn about our work schemes in galleries, theatres and museums


Find out about our work placements in schools


Are you a young artist between ages 8-21? Find out more about our Young People’s Art Club


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