The Art House is a new charity that opened to the public during August 2015. Our mission is to support the development of local artists from marginalised groups with a particular focus on working with people with mental health issues and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
We set up the charity because believe that participation in the arts and creative opportunities brings improved health outcomes and an increased sense of wellbeing for people as they learn new skills, develop their creativity and meet up with other individuals with a similar interest.
The Art House is run by creative practitioners, with a strong focus on discovering creativity and healing rather than on diagnosis, and operates as a social enterprise offering;
We use the income from these activities to support our work with marginalised groups.