What We Do

Venture Arts is a progressive visual arts charity based in Manchester with over 30 years of experience.

We work alongside learning disabled artists to create exciting new collaborative visual art work using a range of art mediums including illustration, photography, moving image, animation, textiles, printing, ceramics, 3D and paper art and multimedia.




To this end we deliver over 1000 visual arts workshops per year working with over 200 people, and run work schemes which help learning disabled people to work and volunteer in cultural and educational environments. To see more about this visit our Programmes page.


We also offer professional development and support to our artists, from help with personal financing to assistance with CVs and portfolios.


We showcase the work of our artists locally, nationally and internationally. To see more of this see Exhibitions and Events