VA Collective is a group of people who have an interest in the work of learning disabled artists as a part of the contemporary visual arts scene in Manchester and beyond.

We will be organising a series of events, masterclasses and showcases that will explore and further conversations around disability in visual arts practice. Aimed at artists, curators, arts organisations, academics and friends of the organisation, we hope to build a voice for diverse practice, have exciting discussions and make progress in society for learning disabled people.


If you are interested in finding out more about the VA Collective please contact Sarah Boulter at