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There are more than 63,000 voluntary arts groups regularly running cultural activities and events in the UK, that's 10 million people across the country doing something creative.

The Art Fund - For over 110 years it has supported museums and galleries, and helped them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy.

Art in Healthcare is a Scottish charity uniting the power of art with the health improvement agenda. They help people to maintain and improve good health by engaging with art and exploring personal and collective creativity.

Cambo Heritage Trust was formed in 1998 and exists to provide learning, training and volunteering opportunities in heritage, arts, culture, horticulture and environment at Cambo Estate. Cambo also hosts festivals.

The Creative Retreat - They provide art retreats on the Scottish coast, artworks, creative consultation and project management for individuals, community, private and public sector organisations. They believe creativity is the key to well-being.

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits there.

Eco Ink Designs is an upcycled furniture and textile business aiming to stop unwanted items going to landfill and encouraging members of the community to reused and recycle by holding local workshops.

Edinburgh International Film Festival is world renowned for discovering the very best in international cinema and seeks to spotlight and develop the most exciting and innovative new film talent.

Face the Music - This year Tattie Records began a community music group in Dundee, free for anyone to come along with guitars and ukuleles to make music together. Many people have been involved already, learning chords, songs and having lots of fun.

Jupiter Artland is a contemporary sculpture garden just outside Edinburgh offering hands on inspirational workshops to children of all ages and free visits to schools and universities.

King's Theatre and Theatre Royal Glasgow are two of Scotland's leading live entertainment venues. Managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group, these historic theatres showcase the best West End and touring productions in the UK.

Mothertongue is an artist collective with the aim to find a cultural identity for the visual artists in Elgin and Moray.

MoveMe Dance - Dance class meets flash mob meets party. MoveMe is an upbeat participatory dance event that creates performances for and by the public.

Mrs Crosbie is an art specialist working in rural primary schools in Angus, Scotland.

The National Society for Education in Art and Design is the lead professional body for teachers or art craft and design across all phases throughout the UK, it promotes art, craft and design education.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall Arts Café is a multi arts space that provides studio space, exhibition spaces, film screenings, a youth arts project, markets and musical events.

Puppet Animation Scotland champions the art forms of puppetry, visual theatre and animation across Scotland. They produce two festivals a year, manipulate and Puppet Animation Festival, as well as a range of artist support schemes.

Remake Scotland is a creative reuse charity sourcing clean surplus resources collected from business and industry to provide community groups and individuals with cheap, alternative art and craft supplies.

Rhubarb Theatre create original theatre for imaginations of every age. Led by professional actors Philip and Kirsty Mead, they tour internationally with a diverse programme of performances, street theatre, storytelling and workshops.

Scottish Youth Film Festival is a weekend of events and screenings celebrating the creativity of Scotland's young film makers.

Shakespeare's Kids & Little Shakespeare's - Creating short Shakespearian film productions with children aged 5-12 years remaining true to the language but adding modern music to appeal to the young.

Traditional Music Forum represents 80 traditional music organisations across Scotland. It advocates the value of traditional music in Scottish life, promotes collaboration in the traditional music community, and participation and enjoyment by the public.

The Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland (TMSA) was established in 1966. The TMSA is committed to promoting, presenting and preserving all the forms of traditional music and song of Scotland, through local and national activity.

Transitions 20/40 - Transitions 20/40 seeks out and develops potential performing and production arts talent from the most deprived Scottish postcode areas. They offer funded pre-higher education training opportunities for talented, committed people.

Voluntary Arts Scotland - Voluntary Arts Scotland provides a universal voice for thousands of voluntary arts groups across Scotland. It provides information, undertakes advocacy and delivers projects to develop participation in creative cultural activities.

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland transforms lives through youth theatre by providing inspiring participatory opportunities for young people in Scotland and by connecting, supporting and training the professionals who work with them.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and has a wide-ranging artistic programme across all art forms including drama, dance, music, visual arts, applied arts, film and community arts.

Aberystwyth Lifelong Learning - Adult education classes delivering higher education courses in the community for the community.

Art in Chester is a Chester based art group lead by artist/teacher Chloe Randall with classes and workshops for all ages. Focused on drawing and painting and art and design skills. Every Monday evening at 7 at the Quaker Meeting House Chester.

The Art Fund - For over 110 years it has supported museums and galleries, and helped them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy.

Arts Council of Wales is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales. Its vision is of a creative Wales where the arts are central to the life of the nation.

ArtWorks Cymru is a partnership of 26 arts organisations and artists who are committed to developing practice in participatory settings across Wales.

Avant is a production company and theatre school, based at the Savoy Theatre, Tonyrefail. Producing new writing and classic plays while educating new audiences and entertaining all.

Brooks Art Limited - The old Victorian school house in Brooks provides workshop and gallery space for artists and students to make, study and exhibit work in any media and learn at all levels, and it tailors tuition and exhibition space to individual needs. Brooks Art is based on an atelier model, which allows students to work alongside and learn from professional artists.

Cardiff pottery workshops, Kelly's classes are friendly, relaxed and welcoming and are suitable for both total beginners to participants who may have some experience in ceramics/pottery. She sets out projects that will cover all the skills you will need to produce high-quality well finished ceramics.

Cardiff School of Art & Design is a leading provider of art and design education including degree courses as well as weekend and evening open art school classes in areas that includes illustration, life drawing, printmaking, participatory arts and ceramics.

Creative Industries Development Scheme courses are designed for the small business employee or freelancer living or working in a convergence area of Wales. Modules are fully funded and run across Wales according to demand.

Earthfall was formed by Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis and uses dynamic dance, live music and film. They tour the UK and have an extensive participation programme.

Ebbw Vale Institute and Cultural Centre - This iconic building which dates back to 1849 serves as a cultural focus for the area, providing a programme of creative activities, learning and social enterprise development.

The Firing Line Museum is a small military museum representing 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards and the Royal Welsh Regiments. It has over 300 years of history on display and a year round programme of education and family fun events.

Funky Aardvark is a community focussed art centre showcasing local creators. Making art available to all through the shop, gallery, studios, daily workshops, makerspace, business mentoring seminars, masterclasses, open events and charity/community exhibitions.

Hay Festival brings writers and readers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events on five continents. Its festivals inspire, examine and entertain. Join it to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.

Head4Arts is a community arts organisation that works proactively to promote regeneration through stimulating creativity in the south east Wales valleys region. Funded by Arts Council Wales and governed by a partnership of the four local authorities it covers.

Hijinx Theatre - Theatre performed by actors with and without learning disabilities. Touring theatres, festivals and communities in the UK and Europe.

The House of Letters - Creative communications, pushing the boundaries of design, photography and writing.

MoveMe Dance - Dance class meets flash mob meets party. MoveMe is an upbeat participatory dance event that creates performances for and by the public.

The National Society for Education in Art and Design is the lead professional body for teachers or art craft and design across all phases throughout the UK, it promotes art, craft and design education.

National Theatre Wales makes English-language productions in locations all over Wales, the UK, internationally and online, inspired by Wales’ landscapes, its towns, cities and villages, its incredible stories and rich talent.

New Theatre is one of the principal theatres in Cardiff and celebrated its centenary in 2006, It attracts large scale touring productions to Wales' capital city and has a capacity of around 1100.

Omidaze Productions (Oh My Days!) - Founded in 2008 with the express purpose of using theatre to empower, inform, entertain & inspire change. Seeking to engage everyone in valuing and celebrating arts and culture and in shaping a future where these are fundamental to our society.

Oreknot Creative Hub is a place where creative ideas are shared for all ages. Some courses are charged but a lot of creative courses only recover costs. It works with local organisations offering more formal qualifications such as food safety and first aid as well.

Oriel Wrecsam Gallery shows the very best drawing, print and graphic-based work by local, regional, national and international artists, makers and craftspeople. It provides a platform for contemporary visual art but is also a creative hub for performance, music, and other events. It provides a focus for a vibrant a nd stimulating cultural scene in the region.

The Other Room at Porter’s is Cardiff’s first pub theatre, founded by Artistic Director Kate Wasserberg and Executive Director Elizabeth Day and opening in February 2015.

Out to Learn Willow - Training for adults and children in the traditional craft of willow weaving, using dried and living willow. Design and build of beautiful structures and sculptures to enhance school grounds, gardens and community areas.

The Printhaus Workshop - The Printhaus is a not for profit community print workshop. They offer workshops, artist studios and membership to one of the largest screenprinting studios in South Wales.

Rhubarb Theatre create original theatre for imaginations of every age. Led by professional actors Philip and Kirsty Mead, they tour internationally with a diverse programme of performances, street theatre, storytelling and workshops.

The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre is a multi-functional creative hub and has two theatre spaces, three art gallery spaces, dance studio, recording studio and three workshop rooms.

Sherman Cymru - Under the artistic direction of Rachel O’Riordan, Sherman Cymru makes and presents theatre and live performance, in Welsh and in English, to contribute to the national development of theatre in Wales.

Site Sit is a not-for-profit artist led organisation that develops temporary, 'site-conscious' projects in various locations. We commission new artworks in response to the environment, history and community of a place.

St David’s Hall - Situated in the heart of Cardiff, St David's Hall is the National Concert Hall of Wales. With its wide range of live entertainment, conferences, pa.rticipatory workshops, helpful staff and relaxing surroundings, St David's Hall is a building to be enjoyed by day and evening throughout the year.

Taking Flight Theatre Company aims to break down the barriers to participation in the arts. It is a theatre company - producing professional theatre featuring integrated casts of disabled, sensory impaired and non-disabled performers.

Theatr Clwyd is Wales’ major drama producing operation. It is the home of a highly acclaimed producing company, which also presents much of its work on tour throughout Wales and the rest of the UK.

Theatr Iolo - For more than 25 years, Cardiff's Theatr Iolo, one of UK's leading children's theatre companies. It makes work for all ages from babies to adults and is funded by Arts Council Wales.

THIS Project - Promoting the emerging arts community, creating opportunities for artists and organisations, while conceiving original arts activity to engage with the public to increase participation in, and access to, the arts.

Three Counties & South Wales Area of NAFAS - There are 64 Flower Arranging Clubs in the Area where you can find all these things: Fun, friendship, support, learning, entertainment and a sense of belonging.

Torfaen textile artists get creative with textiles especially with recycled yarn, stitch, fabric, rag rugs. Make and meet monthly in Cwmbran.

trac is Wales' national Folk Development organisation. It promotes and develops the traditional performing arts of Wales – music, song, dance and storytelling, amateur and professional, within Wales and beyond.

Venue Cymru is a 1400 seat theatre, showcasing touring productions, as well as providing creativity sessions for young people, including storytelling, poetry, creative writing and family dance.

Voluntary Arts Wales - Voluntary Arts Wales provides a universal voice for thousands of voluntary arts groups across Wales. It provides information, undertakes advocacy and delivers projects to develop participation in creative cultural activities

Wales Millennium Centre is Wales’ national home for the performing arts in Cardiff Bay. This Welsh landmark stages musicals, opera, ballet, circus and contemporary dance alongside the UK’s largest programme of free performances.

Welsh National Opera is the national opera company for Wales, funded by the Arts Councils of Wales and England to provide large scale opera across Wales and to major cities in the English regions.

yello brick take inspiration from the stories people have to tell and create tailor-made experiences that take audiences on a journey, placing them at the centre of the story.

The Art Fund - For over 110 years it has supported museums and galleries, and helped them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy.

Beat Carnival - For over 21 years Beat Carnival has been collaborating with communities all over Belfast creating and producing world-class carnival experiences, which celebrate creativity, encourage community participation and brings colour to the streets of the city.

Belfast Comedy Festival - Annual comedy arts festival in Belfast talking place 23 September-4 October with over 40 events across the city.

Belfast Community Circus School delivers participatory opportunities in circus arts learning and performance to more than 2,000 children and young people per year.

Big Telly Theatre Company has a reputation for innovation built upon distinctive professional theatre productions which tour nationally and internationally; creative collaborations; and pioneering community-based participation projects. They concentrate on the visual potential of theatre to create a unique sense of spectacle.

Craft NI - Craft Northern Ireland is the sector-lead body for the promotion and development of the design-led contemporary craft industry in Northern Ireland. Craft NI supports and promotes the craft industry as an integral, entrepreneurial and vibrant part of the region's economic and cultural infrastructure. Its key partners include; regional government and agencies, local government, cultural organisations, universities and colleges of further and higher education, private business and industry.

Crazy Cat Comedy organises stand up comedy shows, murder mystery nights and more all for a laugh. Whether it's a charity fundraiser, a regular comedy club or a corporate function, we guarantee a good night of entertainment. We also provide local and national comedy and improv performers a solid platform from which to perform.

Create: Innovate: Armagh aims to grow the creative industries in Armagh. It is building business networks, engaging with local schools and putting a spotlight on creativity in Armagh.

Dance Resource Base is a non-profit dance organisation in Northern Ireland, providing facilities, resources and services for those involved in dance, and advocating for the art form.

DU Dance (NI) - A dance development company based in Belfast. We introduce young people to dance through weekly workshops leading to performances, advocating dance as a tool for personal and social development.

Extravaga is an events organiser from Lisburn. Its events work within, music, arts and culture. The aim is to unite the community and serve as a driving force for creativity.

Kabosh - Founded in 1994, Kabosh is a Belfast-based independent theatre company that presents theatre in non-theatre spaces. The company believes in the politics of theatre to transform people’s lives and is committed to challenging the notion of what theatre is, where it takes place and who it is for.

The National Society for Education in Art and Design is the lead professional body for teachers or art craft and design across all phases throughout the UK, it promotes art, craft and design education.

NI Big Sock - A year-long community participation event to achieve a world record for Northern Ireland by creating the world's largest hand sewn patchwork Christmas stocking.

Peter Francis Fahy is a graphic artist that will encourage individuals to colour sequential art/storyboarding illustrations so that they can be used to create a music video.

quirkycreations65 - a childern's fiction writer who also teaches craft therapy and runs craft demonstrations.

Based in Belfast, Replay Theatre Company has been making theatre adventures for younger audiences since 1988. Vision statement: a world where creativity is the beating heart of every stage of childhood.

Rhubarb Theatre create original theatre for imaginations of every age. Led by professional actors Philip and Kirsty Mead, they tour internationally with a diverse programme of performances, street theatre, storytelling and workshops.

RondADAnce - Its aim is to do and make dance accessible for all. By the means of live performances workshop, classes yoga and movement it aspires to bring everybody to move and enjoy dancing as part of their lives.

Royal Scottish Dance Society, Belfast Branch, runs classes and events, promoting social and fitness benefits of Scottish country dancing for all ages, throughout Northern Ireland.

Seacourt Print Workshop - Based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, Seacourt offers access to the widest range of printmaking techniques in Ireland to artists and the wider public. It caters for all abilities and ages.

The Spectrum Centre - They are an arts, culture and heritage centre based in Belfast offering a wide variety of activities in their centre and out in community settings, catering for people of all ages.

Terra Nova Productions is Northern Ireland's intercultural theatre company. It makes work with the world and is big on community participation and supporting emerging intercultural artists.

Top Floor Art Gallery & Open Studios - Top Floor Art shows the work of artists, crafters and designers from Northern Ireland. They showcase and share their creativity through art and craft workshops, demos and open studio sessions.

TheatreNI is the representative body to support and develop theatre and the performing arts in Northern Ireland.

TheatreofplucK is Northern Ireland's first publicly funded gay theatre company produces quality theatre for everyone, but with a queer slant, especially exploring and advocating issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities in Ireland.

The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum - Inspired by the collections at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum it offers opportunities to learn traditional crafts from the 1900s such as Blacksmithing, Basket-making and weaving.

Ulster Museum - As Northern Ireland’s treasure house of the past and present, the museum is home to a rich collection of art, history and natural sciences and free to all visitors. From Ireland to the South Pacific, ancient relics to hands on activities, the museum offers something for everyone from the simply curious to the enthusiast.

Ulster Orchestra is Northern Ireland's only professional symphony orchestra, which delivers a wide range of concerts,education and outreach activity across Northern Ireland.

Voluntary Arts Ireland - Provides a universal voice for thousands of voluntary arts groups across Ireland. It provides information, undertakes advocacy and delivers projects to develop participation in creative cultural activities.

Wall2Wall Music is interested in creative music making. It believes in irresistible learning and in everybody‘s musical ability. It works in schools and in communities, across generations and divides and in collaboration with other art forms.

Young at Art is Northern Ireland's leading arts provider for children and young people aged from 0-18 years. Young at Art is home to Northern Ireland's flagship international arts and cultural event for children, the Belfast Children's Festival and runs a year round programme of events through its own agency.

Youth Lyric - They provide musical theatre classes for 350 children aged 4-21 in Belfast & Antrim.

AIM Dance Group is a community based dance school focusing on building children’s confidence; rewarding students for a range of attributes. Their job is all about the students enjoying themselves.

Arcadea is a user led arts organisation of disabled people, its aim is that we all learn to understand and appreciate the cultural contributions disabled people can and do make, and to create equality of opportunity in arts and culture for disabled people.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

Art from the Lens Gallery is an independent gallery that focuses on the photographic print from 1850s onward as well as supporting local photographers through exhibitions.

The Art Studio Sunderland - An Arts and Mental Health Charity that enables people with mental health problems to explore the therapeutic nature of the creative arts in a friendly, safe and supportive environment.

ARTworks in Teesdale - An arts charity delivering artist run innovative creative projects and events in the community.

bait works in partnership to support more people in South East Northumberland to create and take part in inspiring and high quality arts experiences. All projects aim to build a stronger future for the people who live here. We're one of 21 national Creative People and Places programmes.

Birdhouse - An arts organisation delivering high quality activities for children and their families. Includes opportunities to see UK touring indoor and outdoor theatre shows in non-arts spaces, as well as take part in craft, music and dance workshops.

Bridge Inn Community Farm is a day centre for adults with severe learning difficulties doing horticulture and art activities across a range of materials and media. It exhibits and promotes the clients work.

Civic Hall, Stanley - Arts and entertainment venue in the heart of a former mining community. Recently taken over by the local town council. Large building with theatre and rehearsal rooms and a gallery space for art.

The Creative Space Studio - In addition to facilitating community mosaics in schools and nursing homes, it offers private mosaic and glass workshops.

Creative Up North supports and promotes creative living and working in North East England through events, social media and hands on interaction.

Cullercoats Methodist Church Art Group provides opportunities and facilities to advance the education, appreciation and practice of creative arts and crafts for people of all ages, irrespective of their religious beliefs, improving their quality of life and providing them with companionship and mutual support in a safe environment.

The Cultural Spring is a Creative People and Places project in Sunderland and South Tyneside. Its aim is to work with local communities to increase opportunities for arts engagement in the area.

The Customs House is South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts and entertainment for all.

Dance City is a vibrant and friendly place where people come together to take part, enjoy, experience and talk about dance.

Durham Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers - They spin, weave, dye, felt, knit, in fact anything with fibres as well as talks and workshops. They will help anyone wanting to learn.

Equal Arts is a creative ageing charity in the North East providing arts and creative activities for older people and those living with dementia.

Eon-Arts collaborates with artists, schools, and the general public, developing participatory art works. Its aim is to promote intergeneration involvement, education, and an increased sense of wellbeing for the participants.

Farida Dance specialises in Middle Eastern dance. Its aim is to promote the dance and music throughout the UK. It imports and sells costuming, sets up classes, events and workshops. This dance form is specifically attractive to women of all ages, sizes and from many different backgrounds.

French Grey Tales, a constantly evolving creative hub embracing a range of workshops. Currently furniture painting and upcyling, lampshade making, dressmaking, candle making, with an open approach to sharing knowledge.

GemArts is a dynamic arts development organisation - they profile and programme innovative and exciting culturally diverse arts, by creating and developing high quality concerts, events, festivals, workshops and commissions with regional, national and international artists across all art forms.

Headway Arts specialise in participatory arts, across art forms, offering people the chance to take part in highly inclusive, world class arts projects. Its creative projects and training involve people of all ages and backgrounds in the cultural life of their communities. Since establishment in 1995 Headway Arts has worked creatively with over 60,000 people from all walks of life.

Helen Grierson Glass Studio designs and makes stained glass windows. It works with kiln formed glass to create a variety of sculptural and household objects. It runs successful glass workshops for all ages.

MADE Cafe is a unique blend of cafe, crafts and culture with a wide range of creative craft workshops and guest tutors.

Marilyn & Melrose is an interiors, lifestyle and crafts store based in Alnwick, Northumberland. The inspiration for the shop is Karen's mother, Marilyn who was an art teacher. There are a host of crafts workshops taking place regularly.

NEDay Crafts and Events Limited - Encouraging creativity for children of all ages through bespoke arts and craft activities.

North Tyneside Libraries, Community Centres and Tourist Information - With 14 libraries , five community centres and two tourist information centres across North Tyneside, we provide information, events, activities, space for residents and visitors.

NOW East Durham reports on local issues through an online magazine, social media and a print magazine. Now East Durham's primary aim is to involve the 18-24 year old job seeking demographic, enabling their personal development and improving their interpersonal skills and overall employment prospects. Since its creation in 2014, Now East Durham has helped over 80 job seekers gain skills and employment.

Project A is a one year actor training programme for 18-25-year-olds based at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Rocking Chair Crafts is a craft and haberdashery shop which runs regular classes in jewellery making and other crafts.

Rural Arts is a charity based in Thirsk, whose mission is to promote and support the arts in North Yorkshire and East Cleveland.

Sanctuary Artspace is a user-led gallery which specialises in providing gallery space for new artists. It also runs participatory workshops for people who would not usually connect with the arts.

Scarborough Youth Theatre is a social enterprise organisation teaching all aspects of drama - including musical theatre - to young people from ages 7-18 within the local area.

Scrap Studioarts is an art and recycling studio full of ideas and inspiration, materials and equipment for most projects. Open to all ages and levels of experience, follow the lead or explore your own projects.

Step This Way Appalachian Cloggers - A group of men and women who perform music, song and dance from the Appalachian mountains of America. It is a community group that appears at local and national events and festivals and involve the audience in dance workshops.

Stockton Library Service - Public library and heritage service.

Theatre is real life productions is a company working with schools and the wider community to celebrate their everyday lives, offering opportunities in production, performance, film and education.

Twilight Productions - A performance community offering classes in song dance drama musical theatre and comedy. Building confidence, life skills and encouraging charity support through creative arts. All ages. All abilities. All welcome.

Unlimited Voices is a choir who believe that people ha.ve unlimited potential. Providing singing opportunities for any ability, in concert and on trips in the UK and abroad.

Whistle Art Stop - An artist led initiative with a strong community arts programme.

Why Art Man? is a festival to raise your spirits and inspire your creativity. It is staging a mixed arts festival using the empty shops as a blank canvas to host exhibitions throughout the week, starting on 19th October 2105.

Action Factory Community Arts Ltd is a small charity bringing creativity to local people in the North West. It works with all sorts of organisations and people to improve, nurture and teach skills. Its groups and networks bring people together to share a love of drama, craft, art, dance, writing and getting creative.

ADM Productions is an umbrella music organisation which crosses the classical, jazz and gospel musical genres with creativity and integrity. Communicating genuine meaning through performance and educational projects.

ART House Liverpool started out as just 60 artists ranging from emerging artists, students to professional artists in Liverpool. It is passionate about supporting artists who have a passion for the city’s heritage. It hopes to raise awareness to the many buildings in Liverpool that are left to crumble or be sold off.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

Artscape Education creates multi-arts education and arts award projects in schools, cultural and outdoor settings for their intrinsic arts value, and to benefit young people's cross-curricular and personal development.

ArtWork Studios & Gallery is a working art studio with exhibition gallery space, classroom, art and craft classes and events.

The Atkinson is a cultural destination for everybody, situated right in the heart of Lord Street, Southport. It offers a full daytime and night-time experience for visitors with its museum, galleries, theatre, studio and library.

Avant-Gardening is artist’s collective that works to engage people in creative activities that respond to their local environments. From gardening to fanzines it aims to create interventions that encourage people to get creative.

Ballagroove Records is a record label and events organiser based on the Isle of Man.

Baltic Clay is a ceramics studio that provides the space and equipment for independent makers and beginners to make work in clay.

Blaze offers any young person the opportunity to work with professional artists to provide a first supported step into the creative industries. Ultimately, giving young people the chance to create their own original work and showcase it at our annual Blaze Festival.

Bloomingart - Bloomingarts vision is to bring the community together, working with individuals and developing partnerships with other art and non-art organisations. Art enthusiasts of all ages are given the tools and opportunity to articulate, explore and express themselves through the means of art, aiding a healthier and more positive lifestyle.

Bluecoat Display Centre is a major, independent centre for artistic activity, a registered charity based in Liverpool City Centre and runs a gallery, education programme, public events and provides more than 60 local and 300 national and international applied artists and designers a platform to display and sell their work.

Bolton School Boys' Division - Anchor for community/schools arts event, celebrating 500 years of education in Bolton. Its ambition is to be a centre of arts excellence.

Booths Music - Long established music retailer teaching nearly 400 creative students weekly including performance and ensemble skills, song writing and recording discipline.

The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester's international concert venue, built to give the best possible space for music. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and much more.

Brighter Sound is a producer of creative music projects and events. It pioneers new ways to explore music, with an interest in the spaces that exist in the current offer.

Burnley Mechanics offers the very best in entertainment, special events and activities, including opportunities to get creative. Burnley Mechanics is run by Burnley Leisure Trust.

Cartwheel Arts - promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects. They use a wide range of media to initiate, and respond to, project opportunities in Rochdale and surrounding areas, as well as promoting the development of the arts and examples of good practice across the North West.

Catalyst Performing Arts provides free workshops for young people aged 12-25 years old. The workshops cover music, dance, drama, filmmaking and any creative arts young people request.

C-Crafts - An independent stockist of art and craft supplies, holding a knitting and jewelry making demonstrations every week and childrens activities such as POM POM making.

Cheshire Dance inspires and encourages people to create, learn and experience dance.

The Children's Art School is a charitable organisation promoting and providing high quality arts education for children and young people.

China Butterfly Pottery Studio - They are a family run pottery studio in Merseyside offering drop in craft sessions, pottery painting and workshops in clay.

Chorlton High School - A large inner city comprehensive secondary school in Manchester with a diverse cultural and socio economic population. The arts are celebrated and are an intregal part in the students success.

Community Compass CIC Ltd support communities to access sustainable, creative and active social groups. Helping to prevent and reduce isolation and loneliness; whilst improving confidence health and well-being amongst vulnerable groups in our society.

CreateBolton provides workshops and gallery space exhibiting local art and crafts.

Creative Crewe - A community project in Crewe which has a calendar of events for 2015, supported by Cheshire East and Crewe Town Council, aimed at improving people's lives by being creative and involved in their local community.

CreativeLEIGH - A creative hub of dance, drama, music and art.

Crosby Capriol Singers are based in Crosby and sing choral music, serious and light; 15th to 21st Century. They meet Tuesday evenings to rehearse for approximately four concerts a year which are held in the local area. New singers are always welcome and all are invited their concerts.

Cultural Hubs - Arts in St Helens Libraries - Cultural Hubs sees St Helens’ 13 libraries come alive with arts activities of all types - from visual arts to drama, dance and music there is something for everyone to see or to get involved in.

Culture Warrington is a charitable trust which operates the venues of Warrington Museum and Art Gallery and Pyramid and Parr Hall, delivering arts, heritage and events across the town.

Cumbria Woodturners Association is a group of like-minded people with an interest in pursuing the art or craft of woodturning and the many other facets involved in this work. They have approximately 80 members and are associated to the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and welcome visitors and new members of every age and level of experience, from professionals to novices.

Curious Minds is a company dedicated to helping people and organisations realise their greatest asset – their creative potential.

DanceSyndrome is an inclusive dance charity providing opportunities for people with and without learning disabilities.

The Edge theatre & Arts Centre - Award winning actors Julie Hesmondhalgh and Mark Rylance as its Patrons, the 70 seat venue is both a receiving and a producing house, with a particular interest in theatre for children, musical theatre and new writing.

Ensemble 52 is professional theatre company. "A great example of the quirky, creative energy of Hull" - BBC Radio 4.

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK's leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. Offering a programme of exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects, it uses the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives.

Falinge Park High School and Performing Arts College is a thriving specialist arts college with a full community arts calendar, providing fun activities for young people and families throughout the academic year.

Festival of Thrift is an award winning annual festival each September of upcycling, recycling, arts, crafts and regeneration. A celebration of sustainability with creativity at its heart.

The Fired 4 U studio 'teaches' our customers how to get creative by painting pottery and encouraging them to try it out.

Friends of the Williamson Art Gallery and Wirral Museums - The charity supports and enhances the work of the museum service in Wirral but also offers talks, musical serenades, workshops, and so to add gardening to our list.

Funky Aardvark is a community focussed art centre showcasing local creators. Making art available to all through the shop, gallery, studios, daily workshops, makerspace, business mentoring seminars, masterclasses, open events and charity/community exhibitions.

Gallery Oldham provides an extensive programme of exhibitions, events, courses and talks, as well as popular family activities and schools workshops.

Gendered Intelligence is a CIC that engages people in debates about gender. It works predominantly with young people settings and believe the arts are an amazing tools for sharing their stories and building awareness of gender diversity.

The Glass Bead & Marble Co. - Independent glass workshop at Blakemere Village. Catering for all ages, Ray runs glass bead, marble making and fused glass workshops alongside regular jewellery design, covering creative chain maille and beadweaving.

Glitch Theatre is a Community and Theatre In Education Company that uses theatre to change the 'glitches' in society and tours VOTE FOR ME the show that makes politics relevant to young people.

Glossop Arts Project run arts for well-being sessions for people with long term physical and mental health conditions, learning disabilities and dementia. It concentrates on visual arts and music and movement.

The Green Man Gallery is a vibrant independent gallery and creative hub managed by artists. Exhibitions; workshops and courses; live music and spoken word performances. A creative resource and meeting place for the local community.

Halewood Academy is a large comprehensive school in Knowsley committed to the development of the arts and has recently received arts mark gold. The success of the arts are further developing under the support of the senior leadership team.

Halton Village Millennium Green - Its mission is to raise awareness of, and engage the community in environmental, creative and sustainable activities. Green spaces matter, volunteers maintain this little village green in the midst of an urban development.

HAWTA - Health And Wellbeing Through Arts are dance artists that aim to provide workshops in dance, costume-making and music as a way of helping community to a better way of life.

Hazlehurst Studios is a wonderful space for makers, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, textile, print, fine artists and our brilliant local community.

HOME is Manchester's new arts and entertainment venue for people from all walks of life to enjoy local, national and international cinema, theatre and visual art all under one roof.

Impropriety CIC is Liverpool's premier improvisation company. Creating excellent quality improvisation performances and workshops within theatres, schools, boardrooms, festivals… anywhere that would benefit from an injection of creativity, fun and improvisational thinking.

Isle of Man College of Further & Higher Education - The formal origins of the college were in 1880, with the opening of the Douglas School of Art, where Archibald Knox was one of the first pupils.

JLC Dance Ltd specialises in ballroom and Latin dance in its purpose built dance studios in Blackpool. It also opens its studios to a team of enthusiastic, highly qualified and experienced dance and fitness teachers, offering a wide variety of classes.

Juan Moore is a working fine artist and illustrator that has exhibited paintings in London, Cornwall, Isle of Man, France, Hong Kong and New York.

Kirkby Gallery is a contemporary art gallery presenting regional and nationally significant exhibitions - a true hidden gem in the heart of Merseyside.

LeftCoast is a programme of arts and creative activity happening across Blackpool and Wyre. It’s all about creating amazing art in the area. From jaw-dropping spectacle to intimate experiences in the neighbourhood, it wants to make art happen. In the process it hopes to inspire and support creatives who live, work and study in Blackpool and Wyre.

Let's Go is a creative producer and cultural connector that uses art to create a positive future for people and communities. It makes and creates inspiring art that can be physical, emotional, digital or experimental.

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse are two distinct theatres that make up a single artistic force. They are driven by their passion for their art-form, their love of their city and their unswerving belief that theatre at its best can transform and enhance lives.

Liverpool Libraries and Information Services is Liverpool's Library Service Network. The service flagship, Central Library, a visitor attraction in its own right hosts wide programme of arts and cultural activities free to the local community.

Ludus Dance is a dance development charity for Lancashire and North West England. Inspiring and engaging people in and through dance since 1975. It believes that dance and art is for everybody.

Macclesfield College - Further Education College and provider of first class art, design, media, music and performing arts education.

MakoEducation is a digital media education organisation. It is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of educational services in schools and the community.

Mechanics at Home is a new two-year arts project for Burnley which is about giving people the opportunity to work with professional artists to create and make things.

Mersey Wave Music organises live music events for the local community involving choir members and young singers based in South Liverpool. It is passionate about making great music accessible to all!

The Met - Situated in Bury, Lancashire, The Met is a centre of live music noted nationally for its specialist folk music programme incorporating two performance spaces and Edwin Street Recording Studio. As an independent charity, The Met works to develop a growing audience to experience the arts and nurturing traditional talent to grow into national stars. The Met is organiser and promoter of a number of outdoor events including the annual Ramsbottom Festival.

Middleton Popstars Academy's Performing Arts Centre and Bo-Jangles Theatre offer sessions and workshops in movement, dance, choreography, singing, music making, songwriting, drama, musical theatre, technical theatre, technical theatre and media makeup for all ages, regardless of ability or disability.

Minerva Arts is an interdisciplinary arts education and development organisation working with children and young people in Chester and Cheshire.

Momentary Art Project Community Interest Company - Discover, facilitate and promote local art opportunities in New Brighton, Wirral.

New Mills Festival (Arts) is a two week festival of walks, talks, gigs, markets, exhibitions, events and other happenings.

Northlight Art Studios is a thriving artist cooperative in Hebden Bridge providing a broad range of creative courses to an inclusive public - all abilities welcome. Regular classes, day and weekend workshops, summer schools.

Northwest Drama delivers the Children's Shakespeare Festivals working with schools across the Northwest, engaging 2500 children with the arts each year in high profile theatres.

North West Literary Salon - An engaging, free, monthly literary event, each salon features two writers with a North West connection, discussion chaired by hosts, music by a local artist, and locally catered food.

Obscure Film is an independent creative company, working in as many media as we can. It hopes to expand, in order to help and influence the artistic community of the North West.

The Octagon Theatre creates inspiring theatrical experiences with a belief in the power of theatre to enrich lives, and a commitment to do so through artistic excellence and community engagement.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is a producing theatre with a history dating back to 1885, Oldham Coliseum Theatre creates eight in-house productions per year and has a dedicated learning and engagement team working with local schools, community groups and underprivileged young people from the area.

Open Eye Gallery believes photography is for everyone and can be meaningful, informing our present and inspiring positive futures. Based in Liverpool, it is one of the UK’s leading photography galleries.

Open Studios Altrincham are workshops and specialist art facilities that host many different art classes and one day workshops run by professional artists. It gives people the opportunity to develop personally, increase confidence and gain a sensibility about the arts, from the beginner to the professional artist or maker. You meet, share ideas, learn, be inspired, create and exhibit your work. A fully inclusive socially creative environment.

Otley Courthouse is an arts and resource centre in Otley focused on bringing music, theatre, arts and spoken word to the people of Wharfedale.

Peak District Artisans - Established in 1991, Peak District Artisans is a highly successful association of some of the very best professional fine artists, designer makers and contemporary artisans based in and around the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District in England.

Pete Kelly Photography specialises in encaustic fine art photography, using beeswax and resin over photographs, an ancient Egyptian technique, mixed with modern techniques, which enables starving artists to create museum quality framed artwork.

Phoenix Ceilidhs are monthly English ceilidhs held in Adlington, near Chorley ever month. They are open to all ages and abilities with a ceilidh buddy system in place to help first timers.

The Potters Barn offers pottery and traditional craft courses. Creative family fun. Pottery activities, parties, school and group visits.

Poynton Pottery is a pottery based in Poynton, Cheshire and offer workshops to adults and children from beginners to those with more experience.

Prescot Museum - Through colourful displays of images and artefacts, Prescot Museum tells the story of Knowsley and its people.

Quays Culture brings the best in interactive, large-scale digital art to outdoor spaces in Salford Quays from award-winning, international artists throughout the year.

Rastros no Ar Capoeira and Dance CIC are a social enterprise who classes, workshops and performances in the Brazilian art form of capoeira - an exciting mix of dance, martial arts, acrobatics and music!

At Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School they are radically changing their curriculum within performing arts. Instead of drama or music lessons students will come to EVOLVE – a performing arts school within the school. Students will perform in our newly renovated theatre space, The Venue, for their parents, staff and governors on a regular basis. They will learn about lighting and sound and start to run their own classes after school to pass on their skills and knowledge.

Road Studios is an independent collective of artists, photographers, sculptors and designers based in the heart of Liverpool.

Situated in the heart of Manchester, the Royal Exchange Theatre is one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. The company showcases an ambitious programme inspired by the world’s greatest stories: stories that have the power to change the way we see the world.

Ruth Romano is an award winning soap and skincare company, offering soap making classes for people to create their own soap from scratch with natural ingredients such as olive oil etc.

the settlement - Community arts organisation, working creatively with our local community.

Snowdrop Doula Community Interest Company provides creative pregnancy, birth and postnatal classes in East Lancashire. Giving parents an opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings through art.

Southport Ceramics Studio is a not for profit pottery workshop that provides the facilities and teaching support for people to enjoy the creative possibilities of clay. Day and evening classes available.

Southport Contemporary Arts is a not for profit creative network that runs weekly classes in visual art and traditional crafts, as well as a gallery that showcases work from local creative individuals and organisations.

Southport Dramatic Club puts on 11 plays a year including two youth productions, a studio production and a pantomime. All shows are in its own purpose built 410 seat theatre. New members interested in acting, staging, sound, light, Front of House, bar, wardrobe always welcome.

Southport Photographic Society - If you like taking photos and want to improve your skills or just get inspiration pop in to one of its meetings. Visitors are welcome to join in the fun, pick up tips or just meet like-minded people and make new friends.

Space2Create uses creative activity to improve the wellbeing of vulnerable adults who are suffering with or recovering from long term mental or physical illness. It is completely voluntary, service user led.

Stanley Grove Primary Academy is a lively primary school at the heart of Longsight in Manchester.

Stitch Studio is a sewing and craft studio based in the North West of England. It hosts sewing and crochet classes, craft workshops and weekly social groups in its studio space in Ramsbottom, Lancashire.

Stockport Grammar School is a co-ed secondary independent school teaching over 1100 pupils aged 11-19.

Stone the Crows Border Morris is a mixed sex group of nearly 50 people who dance traditional Border Morris from the Welsh/English border regions.

Stories at the Storey is a free, monthly true story open mic night where real people share real stories around loose interpretations of a theme to an engaged crowd.

Stretford Sip Club is a café bar with a conscience, community centred and locally led. It runs regular creative drop-in sessions and have an event room open to community groups.

Super Slow Way is a Creative People and Places arts commissioning organisation working with communities along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Pennine, Lancashire.

Swire Design - Design with a heavy artistic influence.

Teeleedesign is a published author/illustrator of children's books 'Bad Cat', surface pattern designer, commercial illustrator, fine artist. They also go into schools and organisations to produce large murals for indoor and outdoor spaces created with children and finished in the studio.

The Television Workshop is the UK's foremost screen and stage training initiative for young people. Established 1983 and recognised by the film and television industry and Bafta.

Theatre Festival - 24:7 Theatre Arts is dedicated to providing equitable opportunity for the hidden talents of theatre-makers in Manchester and beyond. They develop their creative and practical skills through personalised support.

Threshold Festival - An annual three day event in Liverpool. The focus is collaboration, grassroots music, first view visual arts and innovative performance. Established 2011, Threshold is dedicated to artist development and driving forward music and arts.

Touchstones Rochdale is the Borough's Arts and Heritage Centre including museum, art gallery, performance studio, local studies centre, education service and visitor information centre.

Underwater Street Discovery Centre is a hands-on discovery centre designed to engage younger visitors in arts and crafts and science activities. Staff-led workshops and a focus on parent child interaction encourage learning through play.

Unlimited Voices is a choir who believe that people have unlimited potential. Providing singing opportunities for any ability, in concert and on trips in the UK and abroad.

Up for Arts is an exciting project which aims to get people involved in the arts and crafts and increase community engagement. It harnesses the power of speech-based radio to raise the profile of volunteering and inspire people to get creative in their area.

Up for Arts Liverpool is an exciting project which aims to get people involved in the arts and crafts and increase community engagement. It harnesses the power of speech-based radio to raise the profile of volunteering and inspire people to get creative in their area.

Venue Cymru is a 1400 seat theatre, showcasing touring productions, as well as providing creativity sessions for young people, including storytelling, poetry, creative writing and family dance.

Wearpurple Arts, Age UK is run by Age UK Cheshire, supported by Cheshire West and Chester Council. The project gives people over the age of 50 the opportunity to work with professional artists to learn a new skill and gain confidence in their creative abilities. It believes that participation in the arts has a positive effect on people’s health and well-being.

The Whitworth - A £15 million development has transformed the Whitworth, doubling it in size and creating new spaces that embrace the park it calls home. From historic exhibitions to contemporary commissions, via events outdoors and in, and for families, art lovers and friends – its development allows it to do more of what it does best: stage outstanding exhibitions and events in one of the most remarkable galleries in the north.

Yarn Barn is a wool shop that holds three knitting groups each week and runs a programme of workshops teaching different knitting and crocheting techniques, including complete beginners.

Youth Dance England aspires for every child and young person to be able to access high quality dance in their school and near where they live, and progress their interest to whatever level they wish and are able.

Z-arts is Manchester's primary venue for children and families covering all art forms and creative activities. Its mission is to inspire and enable generations of young people from Manchester and beyond to use creativity to maximise their potential. It does this by supporting an individual’s creative journey from their first steps in creative practice to being a practicing artist. Z-arts creates an artistic hub in its large building with twelve public rooms including a 230 seat theatre, gallery, fully equipped dance studio, music studio, cafe, rehearsal and workshop rooms.

&/or Emporium is a Leeds-based arts organisation that aims to provide a sustainable platform for independent creative talent. It curates multifaceted events that give artists, designers and grass-roots makers a platform to showcase and sell their work.

Accessible Arts & Media inspires disabled people and young people to communicate through creativity, to have their voices heard and make a real difference in their local community.

ARTbound is an art agency for artists and photographers. Its main focus is to encourage and promote their work by representing their abilities, delivering career enhancing services and creating events.

Artfelt puts on workshops for patients of Sheffield Children's Hospital to provide distraction during anxious moments – such as before an operation or to break up long stays on the wards.

ArtForms are the music and arts service for Children's Services, Leeds City Council

Artis Education work with 50,000 children each week, fusing music, drama and movement to the curriculum. It creates learning experiences that help children to achieve and schools to raise standards.

Artison CIC offers a range of more than 160 different 1 or 2 day workshops in the Yorkshire Dales, anything from painting to stained glass, willow weaving to blacksmithing & many many more.

Artlink is based in Hull and works with a range of communities and individuals across the city, East Riding and Lincolnshire to promote engagement and improve access to the arts.

The Artworks champions the art school tradition for invention, opportunity and creativity, welcoming people from all walks of life, to learn and to think through their hands.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

Arts Development, Hull City Council - Hull City Council's Arts Development Team exists to support, promote and develop the arts in Hull. As part of the Hull 2017 team, they are also working to deliver the City of Culture programme.

Arvon runs creative writing courses and retreats for schools, groups and individuals. The courses, across a range of genres, are held at three rural writing houses, in Shropshire, Yorkshire and Devon.

Away with Words Hull - Spoken word night hosting monthly open mic events with top quality guest performers, festival stages all showcasing the best local and national spoken word, comedy and writing talent.

Barbican Press - Based in London and Hull, Barbican Press looks to find and promote distinct voices to set the world trembling.

Beulah62 Arts is Harrogate's community arts venue that encourages everyone to grow creatively, developing artistic skills for life and wellbeing. Guest artists, musicians and writers are always on hand to nurture and offer constructive advice. It provides a safe space for all and don’t discriminate.

Birdhouse - An arts organisation delivering high quality activities for children and their families. Includes opportunities to see UK touring indoor and outdoor theatre shows in non-arts spaces, as well as take part in craft, music and dance workshops.

Bowery Visual Arts Limited - Bowery Gallery is a creative art space in Headingley providing short visual art and craft courses, alongside a program of contemporary exhibitions with an associated coffee bar and retail space.

Calderdale College - an FE college that provides the learners an opportunity to express themselves, offering holistic course that cater for learners' independent needs.

CapeUK is committed to improving the lives of children and young people – preparing them to face the future with creativity and self-belief.

Carney Academy a performing arts school for ages four through to adult, teaching singing, dancing and acting.

Carriageworks Theatre programs theatre, dance, film and events for the whole family; is home to the Leeds Civic Arts Guild, and the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers youth theatre.

Cast is Doncaster's performance venue - opened for a variety of performance and participatory activities.

Chapel FM/East Leeds FM - Chapel FM is a centre for the arts with a wide range of performances, broadcasts, films, training and events on offer. East Leeds FM is the radio station based within Chapel FM. Its aim is also to support local groups of all ages but also to entice artists from across Yorkshire and beyond to this unique venue. There are lots of ways for people to get involved such as participating in training, volunteering as a radio presenter or helping out with sound and lighting.

The Children's Art School is a charitable organisation promoting and providing high quality arts education for children and young people.

Chris Linacre Designs has an open door policy so you can watch her creating stunning jewellery or vibrant batik prints. If you fancy getting creative you can have a go too.

The Civic - The Civic in Barnsley is an independent arts centre, proudly bringing world-class touring theatre, music, dance and exhibitions, most of which are en route to larger venues both in the UK and around the globe.

Cossins music school - Delivering music sessions and singing using movement and props from early years to adults.

Creative Calderdale is the creative industry network for Calderdale. We support everything that’s new, innovative and inspiring about the creative and digital industry here in Calderdale. We do this through our website and our events. The website is an online hub where you can read stories and interviews with local creatives, search our online database of creative services, post your jobs, projects and opportunities, find the perfect creative space and ask advice on things like best practice, starting a new business or promoting your existing one. We see it as a virtual marketplace where people can meet, collaborate and do business.

The Culture House delivers inspiring and engaging arts events for the community.

Cultural Solutions UK is an independent arts and cultural organisation which offers research, planning and event management to arts, third sector, economic and cultural development organisations to help them make real and valuable change.

Cupola Contemporary Art is a contemporary gallery for the exhibition and sale of works by living artists across all media. Local and international artists are represented across four gallery spaces and a sculpture garden.

Dark Horse Theatre nationally tours and trains actors with learning disabilities, giving them the skills to work in theatre, TV and film. Additional development opportunities for directors, writers, artists and creative teams to learn from our integrated method and practice.

Darpan Dance Company offers Bollywood and fusion dance classes for all age groups and abilities. It also offers high energy and colourful dance presentations in Bollywood, classical fusion, Broadway style dance and much more.

darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is a community arts organisation based in Doncaster. It offers participatory arts projects, both in our wonderful building, The Point, and out in the community in schools, residential homes, hospitals, community centres and outdoor spaces.

The Doghouse is a not for profit music promoter based in Halifax who for 10 years have been bringing amazing artists to our town.

Eleven - Specialist studio space for printmakers and ceramicists.

Ensemble 52 - Lively and unlimited professional theatre company. 'A great example of the quirky, creative energy of Hull' - BBC Radio 4.

Equal Arts is a creative ageing charity in the North East providing arts and creative activities for older people and those living with dementia.

Fabrication Crafts Ltd is a social enterprise supporting micro crafts businesses and teaching craft skills in-house and in the community.

Fired Art Ceramic Studio is based in Pocklington, East Yorkshire where people can come and paint ceramic pots with the intention of having them glazed and fired.

Freedom - Freedom Festival Trust is a not for profit organisation established in 2013 to deliver Hull's Freedom Festival and an in-year programme of work.

Freedom Studios is an intercultural theatre company based in Bradford. It's passionate about new writing, new voices and making great theatre in non-traditional spaces for multicultural audiences. It connects different peopl.e and communities through telling compelling and thought-provoking stories.

Freesoles Dance is a dance school in East Yorkshire that teaches not only the fundamentals of dance in all styles but encourages creativity through workshops and its Freesoles Children's company who create and perform their own choreographic contemporary dance pieces at both local and national events.

Fruit - Arts space and live venue located in Hull's historic Fruit Market cultural quarter

Globe Arts Education CIC runs visual arts workshops for individuals, schools and businesses.

Heads Up Festival is a theatre festival of internationally renowned and locally-curated creative work. Produced by Ensemble 52 in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre. Part of BAC's Collaborative Touring Network.

The Hepworth Wakefield - Inspired by Barbara Hepworth, they are the gallery where contemporary meets modern - where everyone can connect with major artists and the creative process.

Hive is a community arts organisation with a 30 year record of delivering arts and crafts activities. They firmly believe that creativity contributes to health and well-being and community regeneration.

Huddersfield Literature Festival is an annual not-for-profit festival held in Huddersfield every March. 'Bringing words to life' with author talks, creative writing, performance poetry, childrens' events, LGBT events and multi-arts performances.

Hull 2017 - An independent company and charitable trust established by Hull City Council to plan and deliver Hull: UK City of Culture 2017.

Hull City Council - Local authority.

Hull School of Art & Design - Part of Hull College Group. The Faculty of Arts is made up of the historic Hull School of Art and Design and the Hull School of Performance Arts. HSAD's history dates back to 1861.

Hull Scrapstore collect clean waste from local business for children, young people, families and Schools to re-use in creative art and play activities.

Hull Truck Theatre - Dedicated to producing high quality theatre of intimate and epic scales at their home in Hull and beyond, reaching diverse audiences including those encountering theatre for the first time.

Humber Mouth - Established in 1993, The Humber Mouth Literature Festival is the city of Hull's biggest yearly festival, celebrating literature, language and text-based arts, combining author events with special commissions and community projects.

Hype Dance Company offers dance classes and workshops in Sheffield for all ages and abilities for individuals to groups including schools and colleges and has been operating in the region for over 10 years.

J-Night is the leading promoter in East Yorkshire of high quality world jazz and improvised music, working with venues to present gigs in Hull, East Riding, York and beyond.

Junction is a multi-award winning venue with a busy programme of live events, cinema and activities for all ages, offering top quality art for everyone, from film to contemporary theatre.

Kaleidoscope Orchestra is a friendly community, multi-generational orchestra based in Howden. Members are of all ages and all abilities playing all instruments!

Kardomah94 is a welcoming restaurant and café bar presenting regional art, film and music with an intimate theatre, music, cinema and performance space in Hull’s City Centre.

Kirkham Henry Performing Arts/ Ryedale Youth Theatre is a Community Interest Company/charity bringing performing arts to Ryedale and Rural north Yorkshire.

The Knitting and Stitching Shows – shopping, education and inspiration – the definitive events for anyone with a love of stitch and creative crafts.

Laura Smith Writer - A creative writing organisation putting itself at the core of education, literature and culture in the build up to Hull City of Culture 2017.

The Leeds Arts Party - They are a student led campaign advocating arts education by highlighting how creativity benefits society and the economy. They are hosting the Leeds Arts Party conference at Leeds College of Art on Saturday 9th May 2015.

Leeds College of Art is a specialist arts further and higher education institution. It is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK.

the little art studio runs high quality visual arts children's classes. It provides opportunities for them to explore various media through fun projects which also offer challenges, working both individually and collaboratively.

MadCap Theatre Productions is a touring company that focuses on classical and historically-based theatre. Producing unique, engaging and energetic performances for contemporary audiences across the nation.

Middle Child exist to create work that appeals to an audience who do not consider the theatre an exciting place to be.

Mind the Gap Theatre Company works in partnership with learning-disabled artists to deliver a bold, cutting-edge and world-class artistic programme, that impacts locally, nationally and internationally, work that excites, surprises and challenges audiences.

Moz Khokhar Ceramics uses techniques of extrusion, throwing, coiling and slab building to produce decorative functional and non-functional ceramics. Decorations consist of slip decorations and glazes.

Museum of Club Culture - The worlds first and only Museum of Club Culture opened in Hull in 2010.

Museums Sheffield’s vision is to deliver inspirational museums and galleries where people can reflect upon the past, question the present and imagine the future.

My Pockets is an award-winning production company making music, films, art and digital projects. Its work involves engaging with marginalised people who have something to say and providing them with the tools to say it.

NEDay Crafts and Events Limited - Encouraging creativity for children of all ages through bespoke arts and craft activities.

Northern School of Contemporary Dance - Learning and Participation at NSCD provides community access and participation. It encourages curiosity, creativity and creative risk-taking, individuality and collaboration, self-discipline, dedication and ambition throughout all its classes from its Saturday School to its adult classes.

Northlight Art Studios is a thriving artist cooperative in Hebden Bridge providing a broad range of creative courses to an inclusive public - all abilities welcome. Regular classes, day and weekend workshops, summer schools.

Nova Studios Ltd is a documentary production company based in Hull, City of Culture 2017. Film-making, journalism, audio production, original music, script, design, photography. Makers of This City Belongs to Everyone.

Origems Creatif - Unleash your inner director! Fun, creative and passionate about filmmaking, it shoots short films, promotional videos and advertising campaigns. It also delivers a range of workshops for young children to get involved in filmmaking.

Rivers MEET is a creative hub, offering courses and workshops on numerous subjects. Explore weekly sewing classes, art, jewellery making, floristry, quilting, lampshade making, spinning, crochet, pattern cutting, childrens craft and much more.

Roots and Wings is a ten year programme of cultural transformation by, for and with the people of Hull. Part of the Creative People and Places programme, launched in late 2011 by Arts Council England with the express purpose of increasing the number of people experiencing and being inspired by the Arts.

Rural Arts is a charity based in Thirsk, whose mission is to promote and support the arts in North Yorkshire and East Cleveland.

The Sally Darley School of Singing - Established one-on-one weekly singing lessons for young people aged 6 to 25. Pupils go onto professional training RNCM, RCM, Arts Educational, RADA. Students mostly from non-musical/ state schools backgrounds.

Scarborough Youth Theatre is a social enterprise organisation teaching all aspects of drama - including musical theatre - to young people from ages 7-18 within the local area.

Scrap Magic is a craft and scrap store in Bradford. They collect suitable business waste that can be reused for creativity and play. Go along to buy cheap materials or join them for one of their workshops!

Script Yorkshire is the region’s only support and advocacy organisation for script writers across performance and broadcast media. Run democratically by writers for writers, it puts the needs of members at the very core of its activity, Script Yorkshire aims to empower Yorkshire’s writers for performance and broadcast media by giving them the skills and insights they need to develop their own careers.

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union representing students, providing experiences, making a difference. To help all students to shape their own experiences and build positive futures.

Sheffield Harmony is a women's a cappella singing group who love to entertain audiences with its versatile, four-part harmony, a cappella singing.

Shimmy and Shake Belly Dance classes are fun, mixed level belly dance class open to all over 16 years old. Build body confidence and tone, stamina and fitness learning the moves of the Middle East. Suitable for all abilities, sizes and shapes. No experience necessary.

The South Yorkshire Filmmakers' Network is a dynamic, large network for filmmakers that organises events, competitions, seminars and screenings. It also operates as a production company making films for clients all over the region.

Sponge Tree is a community arts organisation. It runs workshops and training, raising self-esteem using creativity and nature as a tool for learning.

Stage 84, The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts - Founded in 1984, Stage 84 is the leading force in the provision of performing arts training for young people in West Yorkshire. We welcome boys and girls aged 3-20.

StraightCurves offers a range of high-quality art and craft workshops and courses for children and adults from a fully accessible building in the heart of Chesterfield.

Support to Recovery is a mental health charity that provides support to the people of Kirklees, it has developed a package of options and opportunities so individuals can design their own pathway to positive mental health, physical and spiritual well-being, achieve personal outcomes, fulfilment, long term aspirations and recovery through environmental and creative fulfilment and self-care management.

Union Mashup - UMU is a full-on art experience. Paintings, photographs, mixed media, film, design, fashion, music, spoken word, poetry and dance. Est 2004.

University of Hull - The University of Hull is a public university, founded in 1927. For 50 years its Drama Department has played a significant part in developing the academic study of the dramatic form as well as producing graduates who are practically aware and have the necessary skills to be employed in theatre.

Unlimited Voices is a choir who believe that people have unlimited potential. Providing singing opportunities for any ability, in concert and on trips in the UK and abroad.

Wayne Sables Project (WSP) are a dance theatre and film company specialising in using film to engage new audiences, develop transferable skills and inspire the next generation or multimedia artists.

West Yorkshire Theatre Network is a voluntary organisation that aims to connect, develop and support artists and audiences in the region through training opportunities, performance platforms, online support, mentoring, rehearsal space and more.

What Next? Hull - What Next? Hull is part of the national What Next? movement bringing together arts and cultural organisations to articulate and strengthen the role of culture.

What Next? Sheffield - The Sheffield contingent of the national What Next? movement which strives to articulate and demonstrate the value of arts and culture in society.

Wrecking Ball Press - A small poetry & prose publisher based in Hull, UK.

Yarn Barn is a wool shop that holds three knitting groups each week and runs a programme of workshops teaching different knitting and crocheting techniques, including complete beginners.

Yorkshire Dance - Opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to see, make and take part in high quality dance that is rooted in their creativity, their lives and their communities.

York Learning - Adult education provider covering the city of York. Part of the City of York Council.

York Theatre Royal is one of the UK's leading producing theatres, about to undergo a major transformation in 2015.

Yorkshire Youth & Music - YY&M is a community music education company working across the whole of Yorkshire, enabling young people to participate in high-quality music-making of all styles.

Young Masters @ Idle Art Studio - Young Masters is a visual arts course, run over two terms per year for children aged from five to 11-years-old. Each term finishes with a free public exhibition at a central location in Bradford. Young Masters cover drawing, observational drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, introduction to printing and design and many other artistic techniques while delivering art history at the same time.

Youth Dance England aspires for every child and young person to be able to access high quality dance in their school and near where they live, and progress their interest to whatever level they wish and are able.

13th Theatre Co is social enterprise theatre company which promotes creativity and self-expression. Their tagline is 'why fit the mould, when you can create it.

Amber Valley Borough Council - A local authority area in Derbyshire where you will discover a wealth of Get Creative activities taking place throughout the year.

Animate Projects is the only UK organisation dedicated to the support of creative animation, connecting artists from a diverse range of creative practice from fine art to the creative industries.

Area Inbetween is a creative business working with young people creating teen spaces at festivals during the summer and taking arts activities to youth centres, schools and community centres during the rest of the year. It creates installations, murals and provides workshops in recycled art, graffiti, painting, media and music workshops as well as break dancing, yoga and loads more.

Ark Kidz is a craft venue for children and adults alike to come and get involved in lots of crafts from sensory messy play for little people to painting, decoupage and much more.

Art Tracks - Leicestershire's Art Tracks delivers arts and heritage workshops specialising in printmaking and papermaking techniques across ages and abilities - nurturing and developing creative skills and increasing confidence and well-being.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

artsNK provides high quality, enjoyable arts experiences for people as both audiences and participants. They aim to increase community engagement with the arts and develop skills at all levels.

Backlit is a studio and gallery space that supports early career graduates and emergent artists. Backlit develops and delivers a diverse contemporary arts programme of exhibitions and community engaged projects.

Basin Echo is an interdisciplinary art company in its early stages of development bringing together the work of four artists under the art forms of dance, performance art, and film.

Beatriz Acevedo Art - Visual art and education for sustainable development and beautiful living.

Bees Make Honey - a Community Interest Company supporting people entering and working in the local creative industries by offering advice, education and curation of events such as Nottingham Creative Fringe.

Birdhouse - An arts organisation delivering high quality activities for children and their families. Includes opportunities to see UK touring indoor and outdoor theatre shows in non-arts spaces, as well as take part in craft, music and dance workshops.

Bohunk Institute is an independent multidisciplinary project space set in the heart of Nottingham’s vibrant Creative Quarter.

Broadway - Nottingham cinema and media centre, Broadway lies at the heart of The Creative Quarter and offers a diverse range of films and screenings, as well as being the film hub for the East Midlands and home to a number of business support programmes for the creative industries.

Caper Art & Craft - A continually developing online community of some 160 artists and craft people from Norfolk that offers exhibitions, social events and other benefits and new routes to market.

Chesterfield Theatres consists of two Grade II-listed theatres called the Pomegranate Theatre and the Winding Wheel. Both theatres are based in the historic town of Chesterfield, UK and are owned and managed by Chesterfield Borough Council.

City Arts works to ensure everyone can get involved in the arts. For over 35 years it has worked with vulnerable people and disadvantaged communities, using art to enrich people’s lives.

Cotesbach Educational Trust - Imagine if your family had kept every single piece of paper for over 250 years. Over 6000 diaries, letters, maps and more, detailing domestic and global adventures of the Cotesbach Hall Marriott family.

Created by Hand is a small independent shop selling a variety of arts and gifts all handmade locally in Nottinghamshire. Creative workshops run by the artist/maker include fused glass, mosaics, Chinese brush painting and jewellery making.

Creative Quarter - Nottingham’s hub for enterprise and innovation, located in the historic heart of the city, creating a supportive environment for creative businesses of all kinds to startup, grow and thrive.

Cultural Solutions UK is an independent arts and cultural organisation which offers research, planning and event management to arts, third sector, economic and cultural development organisations to help them make real and valuable change.

Dance 4 - An internationally recognised, experimental dance organisation with a strong regional programme across East Midlands. It supports international and UK artists who are interested in the development of dance, programme Nott Dance with its partner venues and engage in strategic participatory dance projects.

Darpan Dance Company offers Bollywood and fusion dance classes for all age groups and abilities. It also offers high energy and colourful dance presentations in Bollywood, classical fusion, Broadway style dance and much more.

Dawn of the Unread is an interactive graphic novel. "When the dead go unread, there’s gonna be trouble. Writers return from the grave in search of the one thing that can keep their memories alive…books".

Déda is a dance and circus focused arts venue and the only dedicated dance house in the East Midlands, helping people to enhance their lives through dance and related artforms.

Derby QUAD is a cinema, gallery, digital resource and workshop accessible to anyone. It is a creative hub that connects people and businesses to art and film and creates opportunities for entertainment, education and participation. QUAD transforms lives through active participation in art and film.

Derby Theatre is a producing theatre in the heart of Derby with a focus on artistically excellent shows, emerging talent and learning.

Derbyshire Council - Arts Derbyshire is the strategic arts organisation for Derbyshire; members include arts organisations, local authorities and public bodies with a remit for the arts.

Derbyshire County Council - Public Library Service - Chesterfield Library

Drum and Brass is an organisation which celebrates community music traditions by bringing together players from different cultures to share and explore ideas and skills and make music together.

Erewash Borough Council - Arts development and museum service delivering arts and health, regeneration and community projects. Based in a Derbyshire award-winning museum the service supports and initiates local arts activities.

In the Flow presents: Etienne Gallery is an organisation that functions as an art suppliers, art gallery space and art class venue. Free art workshops are offered to kids and adults to paint and create art.

Everybody’s Reading is a festival of all things reading, taking place across Leicester city in schools, libraries and venues, ranging from bars, cafes, pubs, and coffee shops.

Evie and Lola run craft workshops and parties, for adults, all over Bedfordshire and surrounding areas.

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art commissions innovative and meaningful ways for artists to engage with audiences across the East Midlands. They infiltrate and subvert the everyday, creating spaces for the imagination. As an educational charity, learning is intrinsic to all their work.

Festive Road CIC is an outdoor arts company with a carnival flavour, engaging audiences, participants and communities in theatrical, collaborative and creative activities.

First Art is a partnership between four cultural and community organisations working in the former coalfields of NE Derbyshire and NE Nottinghamshire. During the next three years, and with support from Arts Council’s CPP fund, it aims to bring inspiring cultural experiences within reach of everyone in Ashfield, Bolsover, NE Derbyshire and Mansfield.

Furthest From The Sea is a Derbyshire based arts organisation committed to showcasing and celebrating the diverse Derbyshire arts scene.

Galleries of Justice - Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore this museum of Crime and Punishment, with free exhibitions, audio and performance-led tours.

Gallery133 is a nexus between learning, cultural production and new opportunities: art (public and private), graphics and illustration, new media, writing, gaming, performance, film, music - all things original and exciting!

The Green Man Gallery is a vibrant independent gallery and creative hub managed by artists. Exhibitions; workshops and courses; live music and spoken word performances. A creative resource and meeting place for the local community.

Helmdon Presents… - Promoters of high quality arts and cultural events in the rural village of Helmdon. Some events are subsidised through Northants Touring Arts in order to keep prices affordable to all sectors of the population.

High Peak Community Arts provides first and onward opportunities for participants of all ages, interests and abilities, to experiment with the creative arts, including film, digital arts, crafts, performance and visual arts; and to create work that reflects and celebrates life. It focuses on those who have least access to arts and culture, benefiting some of the most hard to reach and isolated individuals and groups in the community. Participants include those affected by disability, lack of resources or encouragement, rural isolation and other personal or social circumstances.

Kate Smith - Workshop leader specialising in encouraging using the arts and creativity to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health problems.

Lace Market Gallery is an art gallery with a rolling programme of exciting and ambitious contemporary exhibitions by regional, national and international artists and New College Nottingham students.

Lakeside Arts - Nottingham Lakeside Arts is The University of Nottingham's programme of exhibitions, music, drama, dance, special collections archaeology, participatory and family events for everyone.

Left Lion is a printed and online culture and listings magazine which covers Nottingham, with a specific focus on the local music and arts scene. It is now in its eleventh year.

Leicestershire Craft Centre is a provider of art and craft workshops to all ages and abilities; individuals, schools and businesses. They encourage everyone to learn, design, make and discover their creativity.

Lichfield Arts has been promoting music concerts, festivals and other events in the region, since 1974. It plays a key role in promoting and partnering Lichfield's thriving creative communities.

Loogabarooga is a festival of children's illustrated literature taking place in Loughborough on Thursday 22 to Monday 26 October with a range of events from author talks to creative workshops.

Louise White Theatrician is a solo artist specialising in devised theatre, Louise creates original works and youth programmes that use social narratives and innovative techniques to create shows audiences can identify with and learn from.

MadCap Theatre Productions is a touring company that focuses on classical and historically-based theatre. Producing unique, engaging and energetic performances for contemporary audiences across the nation.

Made in Corby aims to ensure that more local people than ever before will see, experience, create and take part in high quality arts activities.

Magna Music Band - A band whose aim is getting the community into music and music into the community.

Malt Cross is an independent charitable organisation. They engage, curate, and host in a wide variety of arts, events and music activities. All based in a Victorian Music Hall comprising of six floors including caves and a cafe bar.

Mansfield Museum has permanent displays of local art and artefact, plus temporary exhibitions, education for all, activity trails, workshops for all ages.

Mansfield Palace Theatre is a regional touring theatre which is an accessible focal point for the entire local community and the surrounding area considering local demographics, appropriate pricing and programming and providing the opportunity for local artistic expression.

The Mighty Creatives are the children and young people's creative development agency and Arts Council England Bridge Organisation. Its change-making approach rests on the power of creative collaborative action - children, young people and adults working together, using their imagination to solve problems.

The National Centre for Craft & Design - Dedicated to the exhibition, celebration & promotion of national and international craft & design. The five gallery spaces showcase exhibitions every year from the most innovative & accomplished artists to new and emerging talent. The learning programme inspires people of all ages & skills.

New Art Exchange - The UK’s largest contemporary arts space representing culturally diverse perspectives. NAE presents innovative visual and performing arts, expressing the value of diversity in art & society.

New Stars Arts Academy provides an inclusive experience for children from tots to teens to get creative, be inspired and develop both artistically and socially. Dance, drama, circus and more, but most of all fun!

Newave Music & Arts Education is a Midlands based creative arts network organisation that provides music and creative arts provisions to schools, academies, music hubs and local authorities across the Midlands.

NN Contemporary Art - A contemporary art space in the centre of Northampton. It works with artists at all stages of their careers to present an international programme of contemporary art and multi-disciplinary events.

Nonsuch Theatre - International contemporary theatre makers based in Nottingham. Nonsuch Theatre work across the UK and Europe creating original performance, working with communities and developing creative spaces.

Nottingham City Council - The Culture and Leisure team in the City Council run a wide range of cultural events across the city’s squares, parks and open spaces, as well as a full library service and a host of engagement programmes.

Nottingham Contemporary - One of the largest contemporary arts centres in the UK, with a unique international perspective as well as a wide range of public engagement programmes.

Nottingham Playhouse is a venue for world-class theatre in Nottingham, producing diverse drama, dance, comedy and music.

Nottingham Theatre Royal & Concert Hall - Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham has a diverse programme of events including internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals, stand-up comedy, rock and pop. It also offers a wide range of workshops and projects involving the local community, free foyer performances & backstage tours.

Nottingham Writers' Studio is an organisation run for and by writers in and around Nottingham, that provides space to write, courses and workshops, networking opportunities, and advice and support.

Nusic is a social enterprise dedicated to helping musicians in Nottingham.

One Nottingham - A partnership which brings together public, private and community organisations to inspire and create opportunities for people in Nottingham. The One Nottingham umbrella includes the Nottingham Young Creative Awards, the City of Football and Opportunity Nottingham.

One Thoresby Street is a non-profit contemporary arts organisation comprising of 25 artist studios, two public galleries and a public lightbox. Located in the Creative Quarter next door to Biocity.

Peak District Artisans - Established in 1991, Peak District Artisans is a highly successful association of some of the very best professional fine artists, designer makers and contemporary artisans based in and around the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District in England.

PlayWorks is a charity promoting play across Nottingham, it is home to the city's ScrapStore brimming with materials which fuel creativity across the county and beyond!

Primary Studios - An artist-led space that exists to support creative research and to develop new ways of engaging audiences. Offering dedicated artists studios alongside more flexible spaces, Primary is a place where artists and the public can share, experiment and learn about contemporary visual art.

QUAD is a cinema, gallery, cafe bar, digital resource and workshop that anyone can use. It is a creative hub that connects people and businesses to art and film and creates opportunities for entertainment, education and participation. QUAD transforms lives through active participation in art and film.

The Renewal Trust - The Renewal Trust works with communities in St Ann’s and Sneinton to improve lives and neighbourhoods. It provides support and opportunities for local people, and projects that bring people together.

The School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University is one of the most established in the UK. Benefiting from educational roots dating back to 1843, it has long been a dedicated hub for creative talent in the city, with the aim of supporting, shaping and influencing the visual arts and the creative industries in the region, nationally and internationally. All of our creative undergraduate courses connect with industry and professional organisations, giving opportunities to gain real-life experience through live projects, competitions, talks from industry experts, exhibitions and events.

The Sewing Barn - Provider of regular sewing workshops in patchwork and quilting, soft furnishings and dressmaking for all skill levels. Craft day activities include bag making, needle felting, slipper making.

Social Paint partners with a local venue, brings the supplies, and holds regular painting events in and around Milton Keynes. Aimed at those who haven't painted since primary school, it focuses on the fun and social aspect of getting creative. Social Paint = Paint, wine, a great time.

Soft Touch Arts uses arts, media and music to create opportunity for and change the lives of vulnerable children and young people by involving them in challenging & enjoyable creative projects.

soundLINCS is a not-for-profit community music organisation operating across the East Midlands. soundLINCS provides and develops high quality, innovative music-making opportunities, training and information for all ages and communities.

Sherwood Art Week is a week-long celebration of local creativity in Sherwood, Nottingham - with art in shops, exhibitions, workshops, The Secret Garden Craft Fair and Remarkable Recycling Gala: 20 - 28th June 2015.

Space Inclusive is a Nottingham based social enterprise working with young adults with learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers syndrome. Person centred care gives opportunities such as gardening, workshop, fitness and art.

Spiral Arts is a professional visual artists embedded in the community with 10 years' experience of facilitating participatory art workshops, helping social interaction a.nd bringing diverse groups together in shared creative spaces.

Stitch and Make Studio - Freelance designer maker and tutor who runs a regular community sewing group.

StraightCurves offers a range of high-quality art and craft workshops and courses for children and adults from a fully accessible building in the heart of Chesterfield.

Studio 79 runs a programme of full-time dance training courses for students aged 16-19, along with a variety of weekend and evening dance, fitness and community classes.

Studio Chloe Sykes is a creative practitioner living in Leicestershire. Exploring the creative world with others through community based projects. In the past she has taught various textiles workshops to adults, children, school groups and teachers.

Summer Music Week is a week of music and fun for young players topped off with a concert for family and friends.

Surface Gallery is keen to support emerging and mid-career artists, and people seeking a career in the arts sector. It operates as a social enterprise that celebrates local talent and encourages participation in the arts.

Tamworth Arts and Events team encompass a wealth of creative activities including dance, music, drama, art, literature, crafts and media. Delivering quality arts that empower, excite and inspire.

The Television Workshop is the UK's foremost screen and stage training initiative for young people. Established 1983 and recognised by the film and television industry and Bafta.

Thinkamigo is a digital creative agency supporting arts, education and business.

Transported is an arts programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland in Lincolnshire enjoying and participating in arts activities. It's part of Creative People & Places from Arts Council England.

Wellcreative - Celebrating the creativity of those in Wellingborough and the county of Northamptonshire, both in the present and in the past.

Windmill Community Gardens is a community garden in Nottingham with a strong creative streak. It grows, harvests and cooks wonderful things and makes art and crafts using natural, recycled and reused materials.

Wriggle Dance Theatre produce high quality interactive dance theatre performances alongside an extensive community outreach programme, enabling young children and families the opportunity to participate in and experience dance.

Youth Dance England aspires for every child and young person to be able to access high quality dance in their school and near where they live, and progress their interest to whatever level they wish and are able.

A Comedy Theatre Group is an am-dram theatre group designed to encourage local talent and improve the confidence of people who have never had the opportunity before.

Alanya Bellydance - Bellydance tutor and performer, Alanya runs classes in Herefordshire/Welsh borders and workshops across the UK, and performs at events including charity fundraisers, fairs, etc.

Artis Education work with 50,000 children each week, fusing music, drama and movement to the curriculum. It creates learning experiences that help children to achieve and schools to raise standards.

Arts Connect West Midlands is funded by Arts Council England to be the bridge organisation for the West Midlands. They connect children and young people with great arts and culture.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It support a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

Arvon runs creative writing courses and retreats for schools, groups and individuals. The courses, across a range of genres, are held at three rural writing houses, in Shropshire, Yorkshire and Devon.

Autism West Midlands supports adults with autism in residential care or their own homes to live as independently as possible plus families with children with autism through support groups and training.

Bardstown Writers' Group is a group of diverse writers formed to support and encourage each other to get their work published.

Beatfreeks engages, equips and empowers young people through arts, media and enterprise to use their creativity to affect positive personal and social change.

The Belgrade Theatre is the only professional theatre in Coventry and so acts as both the city and region’s commercial and producing theatre.

Birmingham City Council's Culture Commissioning Team - Using Arts for social cohesion and change in all areas of the City and supporting the City's major arts organisations to enable Birmingham's residents get closer to world-class arts.

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has a reputation for exciting performances, innovative audience-building and learning initiatives, and a central commitment to composers and the presentation of new work.

Bishop's Castle Library is a thriving community library in the heart of Bishop's Castle, Shropshire.

Black Country Touring is both a touring network bringing high quality arts to promoters across the Black Country and a producing company partnering with other arts organisations to create new work.

Brightstripe Cultural Health CIC seeks to enrich people’s lives through visual arts, sports and physical activity.

British Ceramics Biennial - Festival of contemporary ceramics in venues across Stoke-on-Trent 26 September - 8 November 2015 presenting work from the UK's leading contemporary ceramic artists in new exhibitions, installations, special events, plus hands-on activities.

Clayground Collective digs into all things clay, connecting different people, expertise and skills through public art, events, education and research.

Community Scrap Shack is a ‘Not for Profit’ Community Interest Company that reclaims clean safe waste from local businesses and individuals. Only scrap suitable as a creative and/or play resource is collected and once sorted it is displayed in our scrapstore for schools, community groups and families to select, purchase and use within their activities.

The Courtyard is Herefordshire’s leading arts provider, offering an exciting mix of live events, from drama to music to dance and children’s shows, live screenings, films, exhibitions and workshops.

Creative Black Country aims to give the opportunity for more people to create, take part in and enjoy arts and culture across the Black Country.

Dancefest is the dance development organisation for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. It runs classes in contemporary, creative and urban dance for all ages, works in education, with community organisations and creates performances.

DanceXchange presents a diverse year round dance programme and co-produces the biennial International Dance Festival Birmingham. It creates opportunities for people to experience dance as participants, performers and audience members.

Furthest From The Sea is a Derbyshire based arts organisation committed to showcasing and celebrating the diverse Derbyshire arts scene.

The GAP Arts Project - A youth-led, professionally-mentored collaboration working with young artists, curators, creative thinkers and producers of arts projects and events around Birmingham and the surrounding area. It seeks to deepen young people's experiences of life through creativity, to widen their horizons, develop skills and create quality opportunities for meaningful participation in the life of the city.

Garage Art Group uses the benefits of art to health for all and to support adults with learning and physical disabilities and clients recovering from mental health problems.

Holly Lodge Expressive Arts is a secondary school in Sandwell.

JUNK: rubbish to gold - A participatory project, it aims to make visible and begin conversations through the use of fashion jewellery, issues around material consumption, recycling, waste, disposal, up-cycling and value.

Kate Green Photography offers participatory photography and film projects to all types of settings, from early years to end of life and everyone in between. They use the camera as a way of expressing ourselves and releasing our creativity.

The Knitting and Stitching Shows – shopping, education and inspiration – the definitive events for anyone with a love of stitch and creative crafts.

Lichfield Arts has been promoting music concerts, festivals and other events in the region, since 1974. It plays a key role in promoting and partnering Lichfield's thriving creative communities.

Lichfield Festival is an annual multi arts festival lasting for 10 days in July.

Loudwater Studio is an arts, crafts and sound recording studio committed to providing a creative space for the whole community. Part of the Charity Vision Homes it works with all abilities to inspire creativity.

Lupin and Rose is a yarn shop serving North Herefordshire. It runs knitting and crochet workshops, hold a craft and natter morning once a month and are available to help with projects.

MadCap Theatre Productions is a touring company that focuses on classical and historically-based theatre. Producing unique, engaging and energetic performances for contemporary audiences across the nation.

Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Hailed as a model of artistic and architectural excellence, it boasts a diverse selection of performing arts.

Meadow Arts produces contemporary art projects in unusual places, bringing great quality art to people who don't usually get to see it by taking art out of the gallery.

Mental Spaces is a community interest company that provides a combination of free and fairly priced facilities that enable local creative arts practitioners to participate in a supportive community environment.

Newave Music & Arts Education is a Midlands based creative arts network organisation that provides music and creative arts provisions to schools, academies, music hubs and local authorities across the Midlands.

Origin Arts provides art classes catering for all abilities. Whether you’re a complete novice or you’re dusting off your brushes, you will find a warm welcome at one of the Worcestershire based classes.

Peak District Artisans - Established in 1991, Peak District Artisans is a highly successful association of some of the very best professional fine artists, designer makers and contemporary artisans based in and around the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District in England.

The Pen Museum is a volunteer run museum in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter district of Birmingham which promotes writing and pen nibs made in Birmingham during the 19th Century.

The People's Orchestra aims to encourage musicians already taught to grade 7 by the local education authority to continue playing and performing and helping to make orchestral music accessible to everyone.

Pershore Arts is a friendly club, providing artists, photographers and craftspeople an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to exhibit work with other members. Talks, outings, workshops and community art projects. All welcome!

Richard Crabtree is an artist/tutor based at a local art centre. He tutors a number of art classes and workshops in various mediums and subjects. From beginners upwards.

Ruardean Garden Pottery - Established in 1979 the pottery has specialised in the production of handmade terracotta plant pots. John Huggins now produces limited edition press-moulded plant pots and garden ornaments. For the last 20 years he has also run workshops passing on the skills of hand-thrown pottery.

Sally Larke Ceramics is a potter and ceramic artist based in Warwick. She runs workshops for adults and schools. She also makes work sold at local galleries.

SCARF is an arts resource facility supplying quality art and craft resources that have been sourced from the waste products of local businesses.

Shropshire Libraries - Twenty two public libraries which host many events throughout the year including author events, creative writing sessions and learning opportunities whilst providing free information and reading for pleasure.

Silk'n'stuff - Sarah Evans teaches and encourages people of all ages and abilities to get creative in schools, healthcare settings and the community, painting on silk plus much more!

Smethwick Renegades are a seven piece steel band.

Social Paint partners with a local venue, brings the supplies, and holds regular painting events in and around Milton Keynes. Aimed at those who haven't painted since primary school, it focuses on the fun and social aspect of getting creative. Social Paint = Paint, wine, a great time.

Staffordshire Arts - Championing arts and creativity across all of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. From theatre to stand-up, painting to cartooning, music festivals to classical concerts, screen printing to digital animation, contemporary dance to circus skills. PLUS guidance on pathways to funding and creative opportunities.

Stitch and Steele run pop-up workshops throughout the year at venues around Worcester, including dressmaking, home furnishings, crochet, knitting, furniture painting and machine and hand embroidery. There are a range of taster workshops, courses for beginners and follow on courses for intermediates.

Talking Birds - A pioneering Coventry-based theatre company, creating moments in unusual places. Productions include The Whale, Ant and Cleo - The Musical! and We Love You City.

Tamworth Arts and Events team encompass a wealth of creative activities including dance, music, drama, art, literature, crafts and media. Delivering quality arts that empower, excite and inspire

Theatre Gloucestershire - Theatre Gloucestershire’s role is to strengthen and increase theatre practice in Gloucestershire with a focus on quality, access, participation and audience development. They aim to create the conditions for theatre to thrive and flourish in Gloucestershire and to set up and maintain an effective infrastructure whereby new ideas can be given the opportunity to become practical projects.

Three Counties & South Wales Area of NAFAS - There are 64 Flower Arranging Clubs in the Area where you can find all these things: Fun, friendship, support, learning, entertainment and a sense of belonging.

TomatoJack Arts - Mosaic workshops and parties.

Totally Original Artisans Staffordshire CIC - To encourage, facilitate and aid the growth of Staffordshire based artisans.

Scarborough Youth Theatre is a social enterprise organisation teaching all aspects of drama - including musical theatre - to young people from ages 7-18 within the local area.

Unlimited Voices is a choir who believe that people have unlimited potential. Providing singing opportunities for any ability, in concert and on trips in the UK and abroad.

Warwickshire Young Voices provides high quality children's musical activities, performance opportunities and experiences - through Kodaly inspired classes, choirs and workshops - giving opportunities for music making in a fun and social environment.

Wavemaker is a Comic Relief and Nominet Trust funded project for a designer-maker space for people to play, make and sell.

Woodsetton Art Pottery - Woodsetton Designworks and Woodsetton Art Pottery, are designer makers in clay and mixed materials. It offers regular workshops and master classes.

Worcester Cathedral, a place of Christian worship, is a beautiful space filled with wood, stone and stained glass craftsmanship where many concerts and exhibitions take place as well as daily services.

Wriggle Dance Theatre produce high quality interactive dance theatre performances alongside an extensive community outreach programme, enabling young children and families the opportunity to participate in and experience dance.

Youth Dance England aspires for every child and young person to be able to access high quality dance in their school and near where they live, and progress their interest to whatever level they wish and are able.

Adult Learning and Skills St Ives Cambridgeshire - Evening courses and Saturday workshops for leisure, pleasure, well-being and work. It offers a large range of creative course including taster and trial sessions.

Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments is a craft shop run by two crafters who run weekly workshops in jewellery making and paper crafting. There is also a monthly craft club.

All-In Productions produces Barrier Free Theatre that is accessible for all audience members; combining storytelling with numerous accessibility devices.

Art Pop-Up is a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation utilising art conceptually and thematically, as an interesting and enjoyable access point to encourage wider participation and understanding. It provides opportunities to make and promote art and culture regionally.

Leicestershire's Art Tracks delivers arts and heritage workshops specialising in printmaking and papermaking techniques across ages and abilities - nurturing and developing creative skills and increasing confidence and well-being.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

Aviva Leigh Creative Textiles - Inspired by a ‘slow making’ ethos it creates contemporary textiles using natural colour and sustainable processes. It loves to share its knowledge and inspire others through their creative textiles workshops.

Base dance is a performance and education company based in the eastern region. We work to promote creativity and dance within communities and educational establishments using dance and digital technology.

The Black Sheep Collective CIC nurtures bold expressions of creativity often defying conformity. It believes in breaking new ground and using the arts as a means to reduce barriers & foster the development of creative communities.

Brentwood Road Gallery is a small public gallery set within the grounds of The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, BRG stages exhibitions and events to engage the community with contemporary art practice.

Cambridge Junction is a creative hub for people and ideas where audiences and artists explore, experience and are inspired by art, entertainment and learning.

Chalk Circle Theatre Company creates provocative theatre about things that matters. Chalk Circle’s style combines linguistic, aural, visual and physical elements.

The Common Collective - Collaborative, community project contributing to local creativity and family engagement.

Conductive Music CIC delivers innovative music technology education programs, while exploring new open-source technologies and prototyping new instruments in collaboration with participating young people.

cre8 is an interdenominational creative arts group for 7-16 year old and is based in Colchester. cre8 uses dance, drama, BSL, flags and "drance" in a unique style!

Creative Arts East is an arts community development charity delivering rural touring, cinema and participatory projects across Norfolk, Suffolk and the wider East.

Culture Shift Norwich - a creative practice specialising in design, communications, arts marketing and project development for the cultural sector.

DanceMatters is a community dance school - the youngest is two and the eldest 80something. It likes to get everybody dancing including people with disabilities.

Dance Space Essex offers classes in ballet, contemporary, modern theatre dance and drama. It aims to inspire young people at a time in their lives of great possibility, to build confidence and creativity in a nurturing and safe environment, whilst still having fun.

Dawn Sailing Barge Trust - Dawn is the last tiller steered Thames Stack Barge left out of over 3000. Built to carry a cargo from Essex farms to London over 120 years ago. Today her hold is open and used for many events all creative.

Elemental Ceramics is a pottery workshop in Peterborough run by Mandy Sterling providing access to weekly pottery classes to all abilities and age groups. Individuals are taught hand-building techniques, designing and glazing.

Ensemble Dance Company is a fluid company of dancers, artists and musicians making and touring intuitive performance work that intrigues and enlivens.

Essential Sequential run comic drawing workshops where people of all ages and abilities learn to plan and produce their own comics, working either individually or as part of a team.

Evie and Lola run craft workshops and parties, for adults, all over Bedfordshire and surrounding areas.

Festive Road CIC is an outdoor arts company with a carnival flavour, engaging audiences, participants and communities in theatrical, collaborative and creative activities.

Flux Dance Collective is a company of dance artists and teachers based in Essex. Flux celebrates the individual voice of each member through workshops, classes and community performances.

The Forum in Norwich is where creativity is expressed every day through one of the thousands of books in the library, multimedia exhibitions and hours of TV and radio production.

Friends of Kett's Heights - A Friends organisation to support the regeneration and increased community use of Kett's Heights, a steeply wooded public open space in Norwich with medieval remains and 19th Century terracing.

Full House Theatre are producers of imaginative and playful performance work for young audiences. Its work is performed in theatres, arts centres, schools, libraries and loads of other creative places and community spaces.

Gallery133 - A nexus between learning, cultural production and new opportunities: Art (public and private), Graphics and Illustration, New Media, Writing, Gaming, Performance, Film and Music.

The Garage is a centre for performing arts based in Norwich but working regionally to support the creative journeys of young people, audiences and artists.

Icap - Italian Community Arts project in Peterborough inspiring the creation of Art through engagement, exhibitions and workshops.

The Jazzy Jewelz Studio is a Cambridgeshire studio organising creative jewellery making events for all ages and abilities. From talks to hands-on workshops and fun-filled parties for the kids.

Kettle's Yard is a beautiful house with a permanent display of 20th century art; next door is a gallery with exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. We have concerts of chamber and new music, we offer an extensive programme of activities for children, young people and in partnership with local communities.

Mercury Theatre Colchester is Essex's professional producing theatre - a place to share untold stories and free the fun in you.

mini scrapbox Norfolk's scrapstore. We sell low cost reusable resources for community creative re-use to our members.

Mona Marnell Glass Studio - Located on The Hylands Estate, Chelmsford this glass studio offers a range of classes exploring warm and cold working glass techniques.

neotists is a creative movement of designers, artists, photographers, illustrators, animators and developers.

Next Generation Youth Theatre offer drama and dance opportunities to over 300 young people aged 4-24yrs across Luton and Dunstable. Focused on new styles, new stories and a youth voice.

NORCA positively transforms individuals, communities and the spaces they share through arts engagement and participation, seeking to improve the social and economic well-being of Norwich and Norfolk’s communities.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival - One of the UK’s big four arts festivals, Norfolk & Norwich Festival has a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning. Each May its cross artform programme transforms and celebrates its region.

Norfolk’s Libraries are places where the words on pages come alive and where people are inspired by reading, learning, ideas and the joy of finding out.

Norwich Arts Centre continues into its 35th year of stimulating audiences and nurturing creativity, supporting artists, to ensure that the best work is developed, respected and presented.

Norwich City Council's Culture and Events team delivers the Lord Mayor's Celebration, bandstand concerts, Schools Out summer holiday activities, Halloween, fireworks and Christmas events. It supports culture in Norwich with a variety of projects, grants, and management of The Undercroft arts space.

Norwich Philharmonic Society was established in 1841 and presents a season of five choral and orchestral concerts each year, with around 180 members.

Norwich Playhouse - A 300 seat riverside theatre in the heart of the city, Norwich Playhouse is a warm, friendly, intimate venue presenting the comedy, drama, music, dance and children’s shows.

Norwich Puppet Theatre provides a regional resource to watch, explore, participate, make, learn and create - enjoying the best of British and international puppetry and puppeteers.

Norwich Theatre Royal is a 1300 seat theatre presenting a huge variety of productions throughout the year, providing entertainment and inspiration in the heart of the city.

The Offshoot Foundation is a registered charity based in Suffolk, delivering film education and training to inspire, empower and enthuse disadvantaged and young people across the UK.

OPEN Youth Trust is a multi-purpose venue providing youth activities, live music, events and conferences all in the heart of Norwich.

Papershaker Limited is an arts and science education workshop provider. Workshops include art, illustration, ceramics, raku, graphic recording, physics, chemistry, textiles, drawing, creativity, learning and sharing.

The Perse School in Cambridge is one of the UK's leading independent schools.

Peterborough Presents is a consortium of local artists, arts organisations and communities working together to create great art in our city. By great, we mean art that is new, diverse and, most importantly, relevant to local residents.

Print to the People (PTTP) is an artist led, social enterprise dedicated to the production and promotion of traditional printmaking processes established in 2009. PTTP provide affordable and accessible printmaking facilities for artists, designers, students, community groups and the public. PTTP also provide printmaking courses and mobile screen printing activities ideal for indoor and outdoor events. PTTP often work in collaboration with local arts organisations and education providers to promote printmaking to a wider audience.

Razed Roof is an inclusive performance company for people with, and without, severe learning difficulties and disabilities. Their participants range from 16 to 82 years in age.

Red Barn Creative supports creative people to connect with others, promote and sell their work; helping everyone be more creative via workshops, particularly beginner's skills.

Rhapsode is a social enterprise that runs workshops, projects, events, classes, holiday clubs and its own gallery, Dot to Dot.

Rowan is Cambridge based arts centre and charity where learning-disabled people work with artists and crafts people over five art studios, textiles, wood, print, ceramics and mixed-media.

Sing! Choirs provides singing for everyone! With five choirs, ages ranging from 8-90 years - there are no auditions, no need to read music, just love singing a great range of songs.

Slamseys Art is a creative arts venue on a working farm in Essex, running workshops including printmaking, taxidermy and more, exhibitions, art trails and events.

Slow Theatre Company's social mission is to help people improve their lives, and their local communities through the creative arts. Slow is a not-for-profit social enterprise offering high quality, fun, affordable creative arts classes; community creative engagement projects and professional performances.

Stantonbury Theatre has a programme of children's theatre, entertainment workshops and youth theatre, plus a wide variety of local groups performing dance, drama, music and musical theatre.

Threestrandedcord and Vocaleyesation - A service that provides bespoke and original creative work set to art. Vocaleyesation takes spoken word, rhythms, music, art and dance to create pieces of performance poetry.

The Upstairs Gallery is an arts gallery in East Anglia giving students and artists an opportunity to showcase their work on a media and marketing platform with assistance and helpful advice, run by volunteers helped back to employment.

Vivacity is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. We manage many of Peterborough’s most popular culture and leisure facilities such as Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Flag Fen and the Key Theatre.

White House Arts is a registered charity that provides art and craft courses for adults. It is organising a fund raising exhibition. You are invited to create a canvas for the exhibition on the theme of 'Stuff of Life'.

Wixams Vixens Women's Institute is a 'new generation' WI in Wixams, Bedford. We run lots of crafty events for our community, including free workshops and craft bombs.

Words and Women showcases women writers in East of England through an annual celebration on International Women’s Day, commissioning opportunities and an annual new writing prize and anthology.

Writers’ Centre Norwich is interested in both the artistic and social impact of creative writing. It is for writers, readers, literature professionals and anybody who loves books.

Youth Dance England aspires for every child and young person to be able to access high quality dance in their school and near where they live, and progress their interest to whatever level they wish and are able.

Young Norfolk Arts Festival is a multi art form celebration of creativity by and for young people.

The Albany - An arts centre based in the heart of Deptford with a history embedded in the local community, and driven by the cultural diversity and creative mix of South East London. The venue has a 500 capacity ‘big top inspired’ main house, as well as two smaller studio spaces, 26 resident companies housed in offices throughout the building, a cafe and a large garden.

Since 1985 All Change has been bringing artists and communities together to develop original and innovative combined arts projects, which transform lives and make a real difference to communities in North London.

Ampersand Media is an interactive theatre company exploring new ways of creating theatre that allow everyone to get involved with the creation process.

Animate Projects is the only UK organisation dedicated to the support of creative animation, connecting artists from a diverse range of creative practice from fine art to the creative industries.

Another Way Theatre work with professional actors and local community to create inspirational theatre. It champions new musicals and works with schools to inspire students with music and drama projects.

Art4Space -Visual art is at the centre of everything it does. It connects and enhances communities through art and inspire individuals through creativity. It works with organisations and individuals to deliver creative solutions.

Art in the Park is an art education charity delivering wide-ranging and innovative art projects, specialising in public art and in collaborative creative projects with older people.

Art Of Distinct promotes visual art of depth in non abstract form.

Art on the Underground is London's largest art programme. We let everyone experience art, everyday through unique collaborations with world-class artists.

Artis Education work with 50,000 children each week, fusing music, drama and movement to the curriculum. It creates learning experiences that help children to achieve and schools to raise standards.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

artsdepot presents varied programme of performances and exhibitions, and engages with people of all ages through an extensive participation programme. Nine thousand young people take part in creative learning activities each year.

Avant-Gardening is an artist’s collective that works in to engage people in creative activities that respond to their local environments. From gardening to fanzines it aims to create interventions that encourage people to get creative.

The Barbican aims to inspire more people to discover and love the arts through its international, cross-arts arts programme and extensive creative learning work.

Barbican Press - Based in London and Hull, Barbican Press looks to find and promote distinct voices to set the world trembling.

Barnes Class, located in Barnes SW13 has recently been set up to provide masterclasses, short courses and demonstrations in a range of 'creative' and interesting subjects (cookery, art, singing, sewing, photography, mindfulness, etc) where local people can learn new skills in a relaxed, friendly local environment, taught by local experts.

Base dance is a performance and education company based in the eastern region. We work to promote creativity and dance within communities and educational establishments using dance and digital technology.

Battersea Arts Centre inspires people to change the future by taking creative risks, working with organisations all over the UK. Their old town hall is a hotbed for brand new shows and innovative projects.

Beatriz Acevedo Art - Visual art and education for sustainable development and beautiful living.

Bette Love is a sewing and fashion company that leads workshops to encourage others to sew and show them how to draft patterns, whilst giving a brief history of sewing and fashion.

The Black Sheep Collective CIC nurtures bold expressions of creativity often defying conformity. It believes in breaking new ground and using the arts as a means to reduce barriers & foster the development of creative communities.

Blind Summit Theatre are puppetry innovators. They are a London based, internationally touring company of puppet makers and performers who have been making live puppetry on every scale and for every sort of location since 1997. Blind Summit has reinvented Japanese Bunraku puppetry for contemporary Western audiences to create a style the call ‘extreme puppetry’.

Body Politic Dance Limited specialises in urban dance classes, workshops and events with some of the most inspirational and talented artists from within the UK and internationally. It offers a wide range of high-quality dance classes specialising in hip hop and contemporary. It works with individuals from all backgrounds and ages to improve self-confidence and self-esteem through dance. It provides unique training opportunities for dancers to fulfil their own potential in a safe, relaxed and fun environment.

Brentwood Road Gallery is a small public gallery set within the grounds of The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls, BRG stages exhibitions and events to engage the community with contemporary art practice.

The Brick Box - An arts organisation and Community Interest Company founded in 2010. They empower people to take part in arts and cultural activity in under used spaces. They believe in the power of creative expression to transform people's lives and environments.

Cabinet of Curiosity Studio is a visual art, design and architecture partnership working across installation, film and performance with a specialism in paper engineering.

Camberwell Arts Festival is the UKs oldest visual arts festival celebrating the arts in Camberwell and Camberwell through the arts. The annual festival takes place in June each year and the festival will celebrate its 21st birthday in 2015.

Camden Arts Centre is a place for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and education. With artists at the core of the programme, Camden Arts Centre strives to involve members of the public in the ideas and processes of today's artists, and the artists who inspire them.

Cardboard Cameras combines filming techniques with design and crafts we deliver stop motion animation workshops and courses for 7-18 year olds.

CGP London - The Bermondsey Artists’ Group is an art and learning charity in Southwark promoting excellence in the arts under the umbrella title of CGP London.

Chisenhale Dance Space is an affordable dance studio in Tower Hamlets that also doubles as a home for risk and experimentation in dance and performance through its artist development work.

City Lit - If you are looking for a huge choice of part-time and evening courses; a modern environment in which to learn, located in central London; the opportunity to have fun and meet like-minded people, then City Lit looks forward to seeing you.

Clayground Collective digs into all things clay, connecting different people, expertise and skills through public art, events, education and research.

CoLab Theatre is a theatre company that is pioneering a new form of immersive theatre called Action Theatre by integrating technology into theatre.

Conductive Music CIC delivers innovative music technology education programs, while exploring new open-source technologies and prototyping new instruments in collaboration with participating young people.

The Courtauld Institute of Art - A vibrant international centre for the study of the history of art and conservation and is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.

Crafts Bee has classes in sewing, jewellery making, cake decorating, stained glass, knitting, crochet, silk painting, lino cutting, paper cutting and more.

The Crafts Council believes that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK’s social, economic and cultural life and that everyone should have the opportunity to make, see, collect and learn about craft.

Creative Industries Federation - the national membership organisation for the UK’s arts, cultural and creative industries.

Creative Islington is a networking, information and promotional web based organisation representing the creative and cultural sector in Islington, with over 900 members, supported by Islington Council. It also runs networking and themed events and workshops. It has recently launched an education portal to link artists and arts/cultural organisations with schools/youth providers around cultural learning opportunities for children and young people.

Culture at King's makes connections that enhance the academic and student experience while adding value and delivering benefits across arts and culture. Culture at King’s is led by Deborah Bull and includes the Cultural Institute and the new Science Gallery London.

Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture.

Dance Dynamic School's ethos is move - perform - inspire. It aims to build a love of dance in a fun, friendly way. It encourages all students to reach their personal best.

Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating 21st century choreography across the capital. Since 1978 it has reached audiences of over one million, and supports artists to present great work in interesting spaces.

Darpan Dance Company offers Bollywood and fusion dance classes for all age groups and abilities. It also offers high energy and colourful dance presentations in Bollywood, classical fusion, Broadway style dance and much more.

Dawn Sailing Barge Trust - Dawn is the last tiller steered Thames Stack Barge left out of over 3000. Built to carry a cargo from Essex farms to London over 120 years ago. Today her hold is open and used for many events all creative.

Dib Dab Art Club was founded by graphic designer and artist Jo Mitchell Long alongside her good friend Beth Bryant. Keen to give something more than simply a few stickers and a piece of card, each workshop is run around a theme, artist and technique geared specifically to the appropriate age range to not only engage them, but also educate little ones and develop their love of all things creative.

Dr Jasmine Pradissitto - Quantum Artist - Ex physicist turned fine artist for many years, in addition to my fine art practice she has been teaching creative thinking to children and adults for 20 years.

The Ealing Autumn Festival promotes every kind of arts, heritage and cultural activity with a strong educational interest. Participants come from every age and background, exploring achievement from the earliest stages to international acclaim.

East London Dance is the leading producer of creative dance experiences for the people of east London and beyond. It produces inspirational dance projects and events, and nurture the next generation of artists, growing one of the most diverse and vibrant dance communities in the country. From large-scale productions to intimate encounters it encourages people of all ages to create and experience dance differently.

The Emma Press Ltd is an independent publisher dedicated to producing beautiful, thought-provoking books. It publishes themed poetry anthologies and poetry and prose pamphlets, and frequently run open calls for submissions.

Equal Arts is a creative ageing charity in the North East providing arts and creative activities for older people and those living with dementia.

Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions is a production company that fosters, develops and produces new British musical theatre for new British audiences. Goals: take risk, think big, inspire new and diverse writing.

Friends of Windmill Gardens is a volunteer led charity that provide tours of Brixton Windmill, organises community art and music events in the park, and supports an education programme for schools and the local community.

Flux Dance Collective is a company of dance artists and teachers based in Essex. Flux celebrates the individual voice of each member through workshops, classes and community performances.

GageArt - Ceramicist and 3D artist, combining craft with a fine art approach. Miniature environmental scenes are created in hanging ceramic pods, viewed through windows to lit interiors. Classes and commissions available.

Gendered Intelligence is a CIC that engages people in debates about gender. It works predominantly with young people and believes the arts are an amazing tools for sharing their stories and building awareness of gender diversity.

Glittering Shards - Teaching the art of contemporary mosaic to beginners and encouraging experimentation and artistic development for those with experience of the art form. In addition, exploring the connection between art, mindfulness and well-being.

Greater London Authority is renowned for its creativity. It gives more people the chance to engage with culture and makes sure London continues to be one of the world’s most exciting and creative cities.

Hall Place and Gardens is a Tudor house with magnificent gardens. Throughout the year, exciting exhibitions and events make Hall Place the perfect destination for all the family.

Hampstead School of Art was founded in 1946 as a community art education charity. Its vision was the establishment of a centre where the appreciation and enjoyment of art could be shared by people, whatever their age, background and ability. The mission of HSoA is to be an independent centre of artistic excellence, providing affordable tuition in traditional and experimental creative skills. Furthermore, its outreach programmes aim to bring art to the local community, including children, the elderly, people with physical disabilities and those with learning difficulties.

HolisticTreats - Holistic health and wellbeing through healing arts.

Ideas Station CIC work across London connecting communities with their local areas through creativity, participation and active engagement. Its current work is based on the Marks Gate estate in Dagenham.

Independent Dance (ID) provides professional development for dance and movement artists, as well as activities open to the public, with a year-round programme of events, workshops, classes and exchanges.

Isleworth Community Play - Founded in 2011 to produce original musicals with mixed community cast of all ages and abilities, they are in development for their third large-scale musical for and about Isleworth.

Jacksons Lane is north London's creative space. A multi-arts venue with an innovative programme of contemporary circus, comedy, dance and performance.

Jenny Leonard Art is a community driven commission mural artist: Collaborative art projects that bring people together. Murals and site specific art for organisations, schools and businesses.

Jodie Warshaw Ceramics is a small ceramics, clay, pottery making studio that makes, teaches and sells ceramics. The studio is housed at Kingsgate Workshops. A series of ongoing courses are provided here and anyone interested is welcome to make contact to book a place.

Kinetika Bloco is a performance group with an exuberant mix of young brass and woodwind players, drummers, steel pans and dynamic dancers all in costume creating a "unique new British Carnival sound with a decidedly London edge.

The Knitting and Stitching Shows – shopping, education and inspiration – the definitive events for anyone with a love of stitch and creative crafts.

Lead & Feathers English Folk Dance meet every Tuesday afternoon to do English folk dance. This group has been in existence forty years. There are hundreds of clubs all over England doing the same sort of dance.

The Legacy List - They are the independent charity of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. They develop, commission and support high quality art, education and talent development initiatives for the communities in the neighbouring boroughs.

Leytonstone Arts Trail is an annual festival of visual arts showcasing the area’s talent. It builds connections between artists, businesses and residents with a wide range of exhibitions and events.

LIFT travels the world to bring global stories to London, transforming this city to stage, presenting unique cultural experiences and sharing the stories of the world with the culturally curious.

London A Cappella Festival offers an exceptional opportunity to experience the very best vocal talent from across the globe. Welcoming international headliners and industry experts in a star-studded line-up, the annual festival schedule is bursting with performances, workshops, showcases, talks and free interactive events.

London Drawing - Fully engage with and realise your creative potential, build up confidence and think like an artist whatever your ability. Exciting, genuinely creative and immersive- join London Drawing for some of the most innovative and original drawing workshops in London.

The London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers - The Guild has been promoting handweaving, spinning and dyeing for 65 years, having 150 members of all ages and abilities. An exhibition will be held in St. Martin-in-the-Fields in September.

London Jewellery School teaches traditional and modern jewellery techniques to all levels from beginner to experienced, 7 days a week. They believe "anyone can make jewellery".

Londondance.com is brought to you through a partnership between Arts Council England, London and Sadler’s Wells to provide dance information for London.

LoudLearning Theatre is a new and exciting educational theatre company, passionate about making a creative impact on children's learning. Specialising in Music, they deliver creative shows and workshops daily so that children can bring music and sounds alive!

LouiseSB is a fine Artist who, alongside her practice, organises art days for children, takes on specific design projects and is a member of Arts Alive the Mole Valley Arts Festival every October.

Luvlybubbly offers mobile craft parties and workshops where children can design and create high quality products; from beautiful organic soaps, to personalised wearable items like rhinestone t-shirts, bags and more.

Make Paint is a small after-school club giving 100 children a week an introduction (a Foundation Course) to the joys of making.

Makerhood is a showcase for makers in Lambeth, south London. Its members sell and demonstrate at markets and galleries, run workshops, and promote locally made goods.

Malden Centre is a leisure centre with a large adult education and junior activities department.

The Mary Ward Centre - London's Adult Education College with a difference. Based in central London they offer a wide range of part time courses to suit many interests.

The Melos Sinfonia - An orchestra based in London that provides talented young musicians with the invaluable performing experience and exposure necessary to establish a successful career in the arts.

Mental Interactions is an aiming to dispel the stigma attached to the taboo idea of mental health in today’s society, bringing to light a refreshing new outlook on the relationship between mentality and creativity.

The Midi Music Company is a space for children, young people and adults to be inspired and get into the music and creative industries. It provides after-school music classes, adult short courses, access programmes, free creative industry and career advice for emerging artists.

Mint Street Music Festival is a volunteer run community group that promotes the enjoyment and making of music through an annual, free festival. It showcases emerging artists of all genres and music making workshops for all ages.

Montage Theatre Arts is a performing arts charity providing dance, drama and singing training to the local community, both young and old, and performance opportunities across London.

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts is one of the UK's finest, most inclusive, iconoclastic, independent drama conservatoires. Celebrating its 70th Anniversary in 2015, Mountview has an international reputation for training actors, directors and theatre technicians.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a theatre education charity committed to providing opportunities for disadvantaged young people and young people with special needs to attend outstanding theatre productions across London.

Multi-Story is a project that brings classical music to unexpected places, run by composer Kate Whitley and conductor Christopher Stark.

Museum Of Silence - Music is the poetry of the time. Painting is silent poetry. A poem is a piece of life.

Mycenae House is an arts and community venue in South East London working with a broad spectrum of community groups.

Newbury Spring Festival is an annual arts festival presenting an international concert programme, jazz, cinema, ballet, poetry, workshops/ master classes for young people and the Young Festival Critic Scheme for 16-30 year olds.

A New Direction is London's leader in cultural education, connecting children, young people and education with the best of arts and culture.

Newham Music is the award-winning music hub for Newham. It is committed to providing high quality music education and opportunities to children and young people in schools throughout the borough and at Newham Music Academy, its after school and Saturday music centre.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is a purpose built multi art form venue - with comedy, gigs, theatre, classical concerts, film screenings, classes for children and adults, art exhibitions and family events.

Odd Eyes Theatre is an international and intra-cultural theatre company based in Hackney, London. It uses theatre, dance and music to bring together people from all cultures and bridge social differences through art.

Old Vic New Voices is building London’s largest inclusive community theatre company, creating a platform for Londoners from every background to explore shared social issues through productions, drop-in sessions and theatre bootcamps.

Ollie C Design is an illustrator, typographer and designer that runs drawing character workshops for kids.

omnibus is the newest multi-arts centre in London, offering a mix of theatre, music, comedy, literature, film and visual arts, as well as family and free events.

Orso Major Gallery is an exciting contemporary art gallery with a focus on works in mixed media, based in Waterloo.

Pendulum Moves is a Hilal Dance organisation which promotes Afro/Egyptian Dance in its contemporary form. It is a dance that embraces all age groups and nationalities with the universal message of movement from the inside out. The health benefits are tremendous. Hilal Dance is the art dance based on all the creative, theatrical and educational work of Suraya Hilal. Avant-garde artist, Hilal, drawing upon her Arab/Egyptian cultural roots and her extensive research, has brought a new culture to the contemporary dance world.

The People's Print celebrates the new era of DIY digital textile design. We empower people to create their own bespoke fabrics ready to print, make and wear through workshops, publications and presentations at Somerset House, London.

Pineapple Dance Studios provides a wide range of dance classes in Central London. Classes are taught by professional dancers at all levels and for all ages.

The Place is an international hub for dance development, presenting cutting-edge performance, commissioning new work, supporting artists to take creative risks, providing conservatoire level dance training, and offering opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to take part in dance classes and workshops.

The Pleasance Theatre Trust - A charitable theatre trust with 30 years of heritage, based in north London and dedicated to championing new and emerging theatre and comedy talent. They also have a substantial presence on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each year.

Putney Arts Theatre is a community theatre based in Putney, home to two amateur companies.

re-creation is the open access creative space where adults and children are welcome. Peruse its library for inspiration and create something wonderful from our extensive range of crafts. Drop in or join a workshop.

Red Cape Black Cape Theatre is an emerging theatre company based in East London. It works with original theatre scripts to make engaging and playful performances.

Rich Mix Cultural Foundation is east London's independent home for cinema and arts, producing over 600 arts and culture events each year, of which at least a third are free to access, to ensure they grow and maintain their diverse audience.

Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) - Get inspired with RACC’s wide range of daytime, evening and weekend creative courses for adults in their new contemporary, purpose-built art facilities in Richmond.

Riverhouse Arts Centre is a community arts centre providing a varied programme of events including drama, classical music, traditional and modern jazz, folk, children’s shows, comedy and art exhibitions.

Roundhouse - Each year the Roundhouse helps 3,000 11-25 year olds realise their creative potential through opportunities in music, media and performing arts as well as offering audiences new and extraordinary experiences.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama -
A diverse and sustainable institution, Central places students at the centre of its work to develop practitioners and researchers who shape the future of theatre and performance across the UK and beyond.

The Royal College of Music, London is a world-leading music conservatoire training the gifted musicians of the future. RCM musicians give hundreds of public concerts each year and aim to inspire a love of music.

Royal Opera House - As well as presenting world-class opera and ballet, the Royal Opera House also engages with people through its extensive learning and participation activities. Broadcasting, cinema and live streaming are now enabling ROH to interact with audiences globally reaching more than 1.5 million people last year.

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading dance house, presenting the best dance of every kind. It also commissions and produces new work for its three stages and tours it internationally.

Sahar Millinery is a small business which makes handmade hats for women. Sahar Millinery also runs workshops called 'Hat over Heels' which are free hat making workshops to women who have lost their hair.

Sara Williams Drama is an after school Performing Arts Club in Greenwich, drama workshops in schools and nurseries and also runs a children's party business that provides imaginative and theatrical twist parties.

Scene is a non-profit organisation promoting art, architecture and design to the wider public through accessible exhibitions and workshops.

Serious is one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Our creative work includes producing festivals, commissioning new music and running learning/participation programmes for all levels of ability.

Siobhan Davies Dance is an artist-led contemporary arts organisation, founded and led since 1988 by pioneering choreographer Siobhan Davies CBE, whose curiosity drives the creation of collaborative new works that introduce choreography to, and reveal movement in, other art forms. Our programme also includes exhibitions, talks and workshops/classes at our award-winning Studios in South London.

The Sixteen - In its 35th year, The Sixteen comprises both choir and period-instrument orchestra. The Sixteen’s total commitment to the music it performs is its greatest distinction.

SketchBetter is a creative learning organisation, where mindfulness and creativity coverage for wellbeing and happiness. It offers workshops for children, adults, families and education. It officially launched in October during The Big Draw.

Slamseys Art is a creative arts venue on a working farm in Essex, running workshops including printmaking, taxidermy and more, exhibitions, art trails and events.

Sound Resonance works towards making creative, musical, and social experiences accessible to the community, especially to people with a wide range of disabilities.

Soundcastle methodology is an innovative new approach to creative music making. It is initiating a music revolution that goes beyond their projects, onto the streets and into homes and communities!

Sound Connections‘ mission is to develop, enable and empower young Londoners through high quality music making opportunities.

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre with an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Building on this rich heritage, Southbank Centre offers an extensive artistic and cultural programme including themed festivals, classical and contemporary music, performance, dance, visual art and literature and spoken word.

Southbank Mosaics is a social enterprise and runs an "Open Studio", where artists, volunteers, school students and active citizens are trained in mosaic design and then help us to make public realm art works.

Spitalfields Music changes lives and aspirations through music. It believes music has the power to improve life, collectively and individually, and to lead to greater equality and higher achievement.

StevensonThompson & The Moving Memory Company is a community based dance-theatre company that offers workshop and performance opportunities for older women. It offers theatre dance skills that allow them to express themselves in new ways. It wants to give older women a voice, a platform and ensure high quality performance projects that make audiences take notice.

Studio Upstairs believes in artistic practice as a valuable way to create meaning and purpose in life, leading from isolation to community.

Tara Arts was founded in 1977. People, Words & Art: Connecting Worlds – Tara’s mission is to creatively reflect the “infinite variety” of modern Britain.

Theatre is real life productions is a company working with schools and the wider community to celebrate their everyday lives, offering opportunities in production, performance, film and education.

Theatre Peckham aims to encourage, support, and nurture young people from its disadvantaged local communities to engage with the performing arts, allowing each child to realise their potential.

Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust -
They run a free year-round programme of master classes, workshops, careers advice sessions, apprenticeships and creative opportunities in order to inspire and nurture creativity in young people aged 16 – 30 who are interested in learning about and engaging with the theatre industry.

Theatre Workout - They create bespoke theatre workshops and other theatre engagement events for educational groups linked to various performance techniques, plays and musicals.

Theatre503 - They produce work that is relevant, surprising, mischievous and theatrical. They also offer opportunities to new writers.

Thinkamigo is a digital creative agency supporting arts, education and business.

The Tricycle Theatre - The Tricycle Theatre produces British and international theatre. Reflecting the diversity of its local community on stage, screen and through creative learning programmes, the Tricycle is a local venue with an international vision.

Tower Theatre Company provides the widest possible range of high-quality affordable drama, enabling people of all ages and backgrounds to experience every aspect of theatre as a participant or an audience member.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Leaders in music and contemporary dance education, we also provide exciting opportunities for the public to encounter dance and music, and access arts health programmes. The unequalled expertise and experience of our staff and our world class facilities are housed in landmark buildings.

TubeFlash is a website promoting new flash fiction inspired by the London Underground by a range of writers old, young, new and established.

Turf Projects are a non-profit artist-run project located in Croydon, South London. It supports the development of artists and curators through the provision of a high quality ambitious programme of free exhibitions, talks and events. Run by a small group of artists, architects and curators, Turf is part of a growing artistic community that aim to provide workspace, exhibition and employment opportunities for artists and the Croydon community.

Turnstyles Creative Arts endeavours to inspire creativity, develop team work and social skills, as well as raising individual self-esteem. It holds classes in dance, drama, art, music and more for children and adults.

Unlimited Voices is a choir who believe that people have unlimited potential. Providing singing opportunities for any ability, in concert and on trips in the UK and abroad.

Ugly Duck Spaces Limited - In 2012, it opened its first project space, 47/49 Tanner Street, unlocking an empty 19th century warehouse in Bermondsey for a wide range of creative uses and commercial hires. It has also run projects outside of Tanner Street, with a focus on interdisciplinary arts in addition to pop-up projects in other underused spaces.

Unicorn Theatre - Professional theatre for young audiences, empowering them to explore the world – on their own terms – through theatre that is honest, refreshing and international in outlook.

University of the Arts London - Operating at the heart of the world’s creative capital, University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist arts and design university, drawing together six internationally-renowned Colleges.

Vital Arts is the arts organisation for Barts Health NHS Trust, charitably funded to deliver arts projects for the well-being of patients, staff and the wider hospital community.

The Voice Energy project is a vocal group accompanied by a body-percussionist. Its vision is to sing current material, create innovative arrangements and to use the body as an instrument to accompany the voice.

Waterloo Community Theatre is a newly started theatre company for young people, that aims to increase engagement with the major theatre-venues in its area of benefit through participation in free weekly drama-workshops.

William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery dedicated to the life and work of William Morris, the 19th century designer, writer and political activist.

The Young Vic produces classics, new plays, forgotten works, musicals and opera. Its work is directed by the world’s leading directors alongside the brightest of the next generation. Producing 12 shows a year in three theatres, it tours widely in the UK and internationally, and gives away 10% of tickets for free to the local community.

Youth Dance England aspires for every child and young person to be able to access high quality dance in their school and near where they live, and progress their interest to whatever level they wish and are able.

Zinfinity designs fabulous jewellery and exciting creative workshops for all ages and abilities.

13th Theatre Co is social enterprise theatre company which promotes creativity and self-expression. Their tagline is 'why fit the mould, when you can create it.

18 Hours Events and Education is a social enterprise with a passion for fostering global understanding through education and events. It is a regional development education centre, working with teachers across East Sussex, who is interested in global teaching, including diversity and sustainability education across the curriculum.

Act One Adventures runs sessions for under fives and their families using storytelling, dance, drama, imaginative play, games and arts and crafts.

Admiral Lord Neslon School is a secondary school with a strong commitment to the arts and culture. They have achieved ArtsMark Gold for 13 years and have a strong, dedicated arts team within their school.

Alison C Board promotes painting, drawing and traditional crafts to all abilities through classes, demonstrations and one to one tuition.

Ampersand Media is an interactive theatre company exploring new ways of creating theatre that allow everyone to get involved with the creation process.

Another Way Theatre work with professional actors and local community to create inspirational theatre. It champions new musicals and work with schools to inspire students with music and drama projects.

Art Haus Club - Have fun, with painting and craft Activities for children aged 18 months to 9 years. Prepare to get messy and join the Smarti Minis for the best Arti Parti in town.

Art on the Street CIC is an award-winning social enterprise providing opportunities for artists. Twice a year AotS showcases the work of 100 of emerging artists to a backdrop of music, live art and workshops.

Art with Tricia – Tricia is an art tutor working for adult education. Students join courses from drawing and painting, to Chinese brush painting, to iPad painting. She organises exhibitions of student work and links in to local art events in West Sussex, throughout the year. She tweets art history every month, along with updates of her students and her own art activities.

Arts@theCrypt is a voluntary organisation dedicated to promoting and showing a mixture of art and creative events in a unique gallery space which incorporates a medieval undercroft.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

Artscape is an arts related, independent charity that works alongside adults who experience severe mental ill health and related disabilities. Its aim is quite simply to create a safe welcoming environment in which people can explore their creativity without judgement or prejudice and through support from their peers.

Artskool Academy offers art classes to all ages, with weekly classes for children and adults in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Working within schools, local council events and public forums offering opportunities for personal expression and skillset learning through art, painting, drawing, clay modelling and printing.

Ashcroft Arts Centre is a small scale arts centre offering high quality professional theatre, comedy, music, exhibitions and live performance alongside weekly participatory classes and workshops for adults and children.

AudioActive is a music organisation working with young people at the meeting point of music technology and contemporary urban culture.

Basin Echo is an interdisciplinary art company in its early stages of development bringing together the work of four artists under the art forms of dance, performance art, and film.

Beach Creative Community Interest Company is Herne Bay's creative hub that includes artists' studios, galleries, meeting rooms, workshop space and a cafe.

The Berko Writers' Workshop - Weekly workshops, one-off master classes and a supportive community for writers, new and experienced.

The Berry Theatre presents professional community theatre events that engage with members of the community. Its focus is on the development of new work for children, new writing, comedy events and film screenings.

Bette Love is a sewing and fashion company that leads workshops to encourage others to sew and show them how to draft patterns, whilst giving a brief history of sewing and fashion.

Big Fish Arts brings the history of Sheppey to life through drama, song, film and a variety of arts events.

The Black Sheep Collective CIC nurtures bold expressions of creativity often defying conformity. It believes in breaking new ground and using the arts as a means to reduce barriers & foster the development of creative communities.

The Boileroom - Surrey live music and community arts venue. They pride themselves on championing the local creative scene and providing a platform for the community to see what lies right on their doorstep. They currently host a craft club, a diverse range of creative workshops, feminist group, The Boileroom choir, a youth music project and many art exhibitions.

Bradfield Festival - Stomp with Stomp or play with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House at Bradfield Festival, an educational arts festival running workshops for local schools and a full public programme of world-class performances.

Brighton Fringe sets out to stimulate, educate and entertain a wide audience by providing a showcase for diverse art forms. Everyone can take part whilst enjoying a friendly and supportive environment.

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning provides a wide range of courses for leisure learning and skills development across the county. It offers many creative subjects such as drawing and painting, digital photography, floristry, jewellery making, stained glass, patchwork and quilting and creative writing. It also offers City and Guilds qualification courses through Missenden Abbey Adult Learning.

Cabinet of Curiosity Studio is a visual art, design and architecture partnership working across installation, film and performance with a specialism in paper engineering.

Canterbury Festival is Kent's International Arts Festival. 60,000 people of all ages enjoy the annual festival, with over 200 free and ticketed events covering music, theatre and dance, comedy, science, exhibitions, walks and talks.

Carousel helps learning disabled artists develop and manage their creative lives, true to their voice and vision, challenging expectations of what great art is and who can create it.

Cohesion Plus Kent is a BME led arts organisation which promotes culturally diverse arts through music, dance and visual art across North and West Kent. It uses the arts to bring diverse communities together and promote positive community cohesion engaging with communities who would not normally access or participate in arts projects.

Communities Dancing works with everyone, from vulnerable young people to adult learners to older adults with dementia. It teaches tribal fusion bellydance, contemporary, choreography and choreology.

Conductive Music CIC delivers innovative music technology education programs, while exploring new open-source technologies and prototyping new instruments in collaboration with participating young people.

Confident Queen - The aim is to equip and empower both children and adults with the tips and tools they need to live a more confident and happier life through our innovative and creative workshop sessions.

Cowley Road Works is the charity behind the organisation of the Cowley Road Carnival, Oxfordshire's largest and most diverse community event.

Craftable is a constituted community non-profit group for adults with long-term physical or mental health issues leading to social anxiety, isolation and loneliness.

Craftivists is a social enterprise shop and venue that showcases the work of local creative charity and community groups, and hosts workshops and events for the community.

Crafts Bee has classes in sewing, jewellery making, cake decorating, stained glass, knitting, crochet, silk painting, lino cutting, paper cutting and more.

Cranleigh Arts Centre is a hive of activity, with a full programme of films, live music, theatre productions, children’s activities, exhibitions and workshops. As a non-profit making community arts centre and registered charity it has a small but energetic team of staff and rely heavily on its dedicated team of volunteers.

The Creative Foundation is an independent arts charity dedicated to enabling the regeneration of Folkestone through creative activity, making the town a better place to live, work, visit and study.

Creative Junction work with families and communities to create place-based and site-specific art opportunities and experiences. It supports children and young people to develop creativity, leadership and communication skills to achieve Arts Award at all levels.

Creative Response is an arts-related organisation working with people who experience severe and enduring mental distress. Working relationships are based on a foundation of mutual trust, care and support.

Creek Creative Studios is an independent, not-for-profit, friendly arts facility, combining art galleries, performance/teaching spaces, with studios and co-working desks for 45 artists and designer/makers.

The d.@rt centre is a community venue for all ages who wish to engage with performing and visual arts, with an emphasis on accessible arts, crafts and music.

De La Warr Pavilion is a multi-discipline arts centre in a modernist icon by the sea in Bexhill, East Sussex with two galleries, a large auditorium and a thriving children and young people's programme.

Deal Festival of Music and the Arts (established 1982) presents world-class, individually designed and curated programmes of music with its roots in the local community and artistic enrichment and development at its heart.

Ditchling Museum of Art Craft - The museum holds an internationally important collection of work by artists and craftspeople who were drawn to the village in the twentieth century.

The Emma Press Ltd is an independent publisher dedicated to producing beautiful, thought-provoking books. It publishes themed poetry anthologies and poetry and prose pamphlets, and frequently run open calls for submissions.

Equal Arts is a creative ageing charity in the North East providing arts and creative activities for older people and those living with dementia.

Essential Sequential run comic drawing workshops where people of all ages & abilities learn to plan and produce their own comics, working either individually or as part of a team.

Evie and Lola run craft workshops and parties, for adults, all over Bedfordshire and surrounding areas.

Farnham Maltings is a creative organisation that works with artists and communities to encourage the most people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible.

Festive Road CIC is an outdoor arts company with a carnival flavour, engaging audiences, participants and communities in theatrical, collaborative and creative activities.

Flux Dance Collective is a company of dance artists and teachers based in Essex. Flux celebrates the individual voice of each member through workshops, classes and community performances.

Gallery57 is a contemporary art gallery and studio.

Glittering Shards - Teaching the art of contemporary mosaic to beginners and encouraging experimentation and artistic development for those with experience of the art form. In addition, exploring the connection between art, mindfulness and well-being.

Gravesham Arts promotes and organises arts for all ages throughout Gravesham, a registered charity run by volunteers. They are groups, bands, individuals, yogis, they dance, sing, paint, draw, sew, embroider and sometimes all together.

Gulbenkian is the University of Kent’s Arts Centre offering innovative, engaging and high quality arts activity for and with the public, staff and students. Gulbenkian acts as a catalyst developing and curating ideas, spaces and emerging talent and has a particular commitment to the creative empowerment of children and young people.

Hall Place and Gardens is a Tudor house with magnificent gardens. Throughout the year, exciting exhibitions and events make Hall Place the perfect destination for all the family.

Harp on Wight stages an annual Harp Festival on the Isle of Wight. In addition, it runs workshops to learn the harp throughout the year for all age groups from seven years upwards.

The Hawth Crawley - Regional theatre providing regular programme of and facilities for a range of creative and participatory arts across a mix of genres for all ages.

Heidi Harrington is a ceramics maker working from Harrington Studios in Surrey, creating screen printed bowls, plates platters and wall pieces, as well as designing for tableware. Heidi also runs ceramics courses for all abilities.

Ideas Test is supporting creativity and invention in Swale & Medway, North Kent, to inspire greater participation in the arts in one of the least engaged parts of the country. Ideas Test is one of 21 Creative People and Places projects funded by Arts Council England.

Instep Dance Company offers dance activity to a local community in an inclusive setting to all ages. It also offers bespoke projects to its members, this year inter generational work forms the focus for this work. It aims to be inclusive whilst retaining a commitment to excellence.

InStitches Creative Textile Courses have been running creative textile courses for ten years. The groups are small and friendly and benefit from face-to-face tutor support on an individual and group basis. Its emphasis is on extending stitch skills, building confidence and developing creative style.

ISEW Limited is run by Wendy Gardiner, a sewing guru with a passion for sharing sewing. Wendy runs workshops at exhibitions, writes books and presents DVDs and YouTube clips. She also runs a weekly class in Waterlooville. Everyone can learn to sew, from dressmaking to bags, soft furnishings and patchwork and quilting.

Dr Jasmine Pradissitto - Quantum Artist - Ex-physicist turned fine artist for many years, in addition to my fine art practice she has been teaching creative thinking to children and adults for 20 years.

Julie Davies Flower Workshops - Florist Julie is passionate about flowers and wants to give people skills and confident to arrange flowers for the home, business or that special occasion.

Junior Filmmakers works with children aged 7 to 19 years to produce movies. Working from original concept, to script development and writing, storyboarding, crewing, casting, scheduling, filming, editing and premiere.

Kent Creative Arts CIC - Its mission is to encourage and promote creative talent in Kent, building a thriving community for creative people to create sustainable businesses in the arts.

The Kings Theatre aims to provide the community with opportunities to experience and participate in high quality theatre and arts activities.

Lead & Feathers English Folk Dance meet every Tuesday afternoon to do English folk dance. This group has been in existence forty years. There are hundreds of clubs all over England doing the same sort of dance.

The Lightbox - A fun and lively gallery and museum in Woking, Surrey that has three galleries and a local history museum.

The Lindley Players are a registered charity that own and operate the Playhouse Theatre in Whitstable Kent. They have over 300 members and put on live drama, musicals and comedy. We have opportunities for those who would like to act, direct, or design sets, costume or lighting. They also have a flourishing Youth Group for youngsters aged between 13 and 18.

Live Art Local CIC - Promoting artists/creatives and creating opportunity. Running workshops and involving vulnerable and disadvantaged people with the arts. Arts events engaging the entire community, making arts accessible to all.

Love Sheppey X promotes art and craft, natural and cultural heritage from the Isle of Sheppey and surrounding area.

MadCap Theatre Productions is a touring company that focuses on classical and historically-based theatre. Producing unique, engaging and energetic performances for contemporary audiences across the nation.

Making Art Work is a group of artists finding ways to develop and sustain a contemporary artistic practice in Maidstone, the County town of Kent.

Malden Centre is a leisure centre with a large adult education and junior activities department.

Neo Futurist Collective are cultural producers of contemporary art and agent provocateurs of the avant garde. Formed by artist Joseph Young (AKA Giuseppe Marinetti) in 2007, the collective produces work for the public realm, galleries and performance spaces.

Newbury Spring Festival is an annual arts festival presenting an international concert programme, jazz, cinema, ballet, poetry, workshops/ master classes for young people and the Young Festival Critic Scheme for 16-30 year olds.

New Directions is a learning and employment service for Reading, Berks, that offers courses in a wide range of recreational and work based subjects.

New Theatre Royal - A heritage theatre in heart of Portsmouth recently renovated, due to re-open in September 2015.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking is one of the most successful touring venues in the South East presenting pre and post West End runs. A modern auditorium with one of the largest stages in the area, it’s an ideal venue to experience large-scale musicals, dance, operas and pantomimes.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts is a purpose built multi art form venue - with comedy, gigs, theatre, classical concerts, film screenings, classes for children and adults, art exhibitions and family events.

The Novium Museum is Chichester's award winning museum built around the remains of a Roman Bath House. Follow footsteps through thousands of years of local history.

North Herts District Council - Rural Schools Ceramics & Pottery Initiative - Communities Team within a local District Council linking local people with community based activities, initiatives and organisations within the Towns of Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth, Royston and the surrounding rural villages and communities within North Herts.

Nucleus Arts, a not-for-profit organisation founded by Halpern Charitable Foundation, aims to support growth and sustainability of creative industry, focusing on affordability, accessibility and excellence in the arts.

Ockham Art - Art classes for all ages and abilities, covering a wide variety of skills including drawing, watercolour, mixed media etc.

The Old Town Hall is a buzzing arts space, full of entertainment for everyone. Cafe, comedy, dance, exhibitions, families, music, theatre and workshops.

Ollie C Design is an illustrator, typographer and designer that runs drawing character workshops for kids.

Open Studios celebrates the diversity of visual arts available within the local community and encourage the public to visit artists' studios. Every May over 100 artists open their studios and exhibitions to visitors free of charge and without obligation to buy. It also runs hands-on workshops and collective exhibitions.

Paint in the Woods is a huge outdoor setting for kids and adults to try out a variety of creative fun activities from spray painting to paint pendulum, all within an off-grid location.

Pavement Pounders Community Interest Company -
They devise and manage arts and heritage projects, exploring the heritage on their doorstep. Current projects are about our town's history as a channel port, landscape, dogs and repertory theatre.

Peer Productions is an award-winning educational theatre charity. It offers a free one year full time actor development programme for 17 to 23 year olds, with many of its graduates going on to top drama schools. They also tour original educational plays on complex social issues to 10,000 young people in schools each year, and deliver workshops in schools, colleges and community settings.

Pegasus Theatre runs a programme of creative learning, participation and training for young people, at the heart of a professional theatre presenting and producing inspirational drama, dance and music.

Pendulum Moves is a Hilal Dance organisation which promotes Afro/Egyptian Dance in its contemporary form. It is a dance that embraces all age groups and nationalities with the universal message of movement from the inside out. The health benefits are tremendous. Hilal Dance is the art dance based on all the creative, theatrical and educational work of Suraya Hilal. Avant-garde artist, Hilal, drawing upon her Arab/Egyptian cultural roots and her extensive research, has brought a new culture to the contemporary dance world.

People United is a charity that explores how the arts and creativity can grow kindness, empathy and a sense of common humanity. It works with artists, academics and activists to explore the potential of the arts in making a difference in the world.

The Phantom Factory - Experimental art collective that connects a wider public to contemporary art by making use of alternative locations to host exhibitions and merge artists with practitioners from a number of fields to experiment with process and display.

Phoenix Brighton houses over 100 artists studios, a free art gallery, an accessible events programme and an array unique of high quality arts courses to help everyone get creative.

Physical Folk is a community creative social enterprise in Kent. Using arts for all abilities, ages and cultures to share cultural stories and skills and break down cultural barriers and stereotypes in the community.

The Pig Barn - Founded June 2014 from a redundant pig shed, now a welcoming space for creative workshops for adults, including upholstery, furniture painting, silver jewellery making, knitting and art classes.

The PlainStitch Sewing Bee - They are a community sewing bee that meets monthly to work on a variety of different creative crafts from quilting to cross stitch. They are a group that includes young mums through to great grannies.

The Point, Eastleigh presents bold, innovative and inspirational new work in contemporary dance, theatre and circus.

Polka Dot Arts is the home of environmental artist Sioux Peto and traditional sculptor Colin Barnard. Together they specialise in recycling and creating work and events that highlights environmental issues.

Proteus and Proteus Creation Space believe the audience is as important as the artist, producing and supporting work made by a wide range of artists engaging in all forms of art, nationally and internationally.

Radiator Arts is a collective of artists based in Hastings working with community creating parades, events, happenings and performance.

Radio Arts is an independent artists’ group who promote radio as a site for creative experimentation. It runs workshops, events and commissions new work and collaborates with organisations and arts radio stations in the UK and internationally.

Revive is a charity shop that loves vintage, upcycling, crafts and its community. It has been open for four years and has run many craft and upcycling workshops from day one. They’ve had local musicians playing in the shop and even squeezed in a vintage wedding fair. They are always looking for more workshops and creative groups to have in the shop. Revive is part of Crawley Community Church and the profit from the shop helps to support the ministries they run in the town and some overseas charities.

The Rising Sun Arts Centre - They are a small, independent arts centre, which for the last 20 years, has been staffed and run by volunteers. They strive for creativity, participation and knowledge.

Rochester Literature Festival - For readers, writers and like minds to engage and inspire both new and existing audiences, leading to increased well being, literacy skills and community engagement.

Rochford District Council is the Local Authority in Essex with an arts team that nurtures and develops culture and creativity in our community. Our events include Rochford Art Trail and River Crouch Festival.

Ryde Arts - Year long community based arts activities in Ryde, Isle of Wight celebrating local talent with showcase Festival each summer.

The Sandhurst & District Corps of Drums is a traditional styled youth marching band. The main aim is to build the confidence of children and young people by way of performance. No musical knowledge is required.

Scratchbuilt Productions is an emerging puppet theatre company based in Basingstoke, that has recently collaborated with The Arcola, Polka Theatre, The Globe and Proteus.

SketchBetter is a creative learning organisation, where mindfulness and creativity coverage for wellbeing and happiness. It offers workshops for children, adults, families and education. It officially launched in October during The Big Draw.

Skyblue Art Classes - Art classes for adults in drawing and painting in Worthing area, West Sussex. Friendly classes run by tutor and artist Jane Denman.

Slamseys Art is a creative arts venue on a working farm in Essex, running workshops including printmaking, taxidermy and more, exhibitions, art trails and events.

Social Paint partners with a local venue, brings the supplies, and holds regular painting events in and around Milton Keynes. Aimed at those who haven't painted since primary school, it focuses on the fun and social aspect of getting creative. Social Paint = Paint, wine, a great time.

Sound Resonance works towards making creative, musical, and social experiences accessible to the community, especially to people with a wide range of disabilities.

South East Dance makes dance happen – from world class performance to accessible participatory projects. They have a desire to bring together audiences and exceptional artists. They want to connect creative and curious people through dance and choreography. At the heart of our artistic policy is a desire to support choreographic research and experimentation.

The South East England Art Fair - The SEEART FAIR brings an international arts & cultural social event to Tunbridge Wells and the South East. Thirty galleries showcase inspired paintings, sculpture, photography, and the open schools competition.

South Hill Park Arts Centre is an innovative combined arts centre which nurtures emerging talent.

South Street Art Studios is a creative arts centre and gallery providing courses and workshops in visual arts and creative writing. Our classes are for all abilities and run both during the day and evening.

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre is a live performance, cinema, workshop and exhibition venue, a museum, a cafe and a shop. It work both in our building in community locations across the Borough of Havant.

Stick With Us Crafts provides regular monthly workshops to create scrapbook style albums preserving both photos and memories, also greetings card making, Advice, tools and supplies are available in a friendly environment.

Stopgap Dance Company creates exhilarating integrated dance productions for worldwide touring. As a charitable organisation it shares skills and knowledge through performance, professional training and community outreach. Difference is its means and its method.

Studio Upstairs believes in artistic practice as a valuable way to create meaning and purpose in life, leading from isolation to community.

Theatre Inc. is a specialised training company that supports young performers living with disability to create theatre that defies expectation.

Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust -
They run a free year-round programme of master classes, workshops, careers advice sessions, apprenticeships and creative opportunities in order to inspire and nurture creativity in young people aged 16 – 30 who are interested in learning about and engaging with the theatre industry.

This Art of Mine - A creative art studio in rural Kent teaching arts and crafts to children and adults. Classes include drawing, animation, textiles, floristry, ceramic painting, clay work, glass fusion and more.

Thomas Tallis School - A large mixed comprehensive school in South East London, committed to creative learning and educating students to understand the world and change it for the better.

Threads is an artistic platform to support and promote artistic talent. It uses different art events, from film screenings to exhibitions, to create a wider more linked up community.

Tiger Lily Studio is a purpose built pottery that caters for small groups of up to eight adults or children. Taught by a professional with 30 years’ experience in ceramics and fine art, the classes cover all aspects of hand building; stabbing, rolling, pinching, scrafitto, coiling etc. beginners or improves will learn at their own pace and unwind in this tranquil, rural setting. Plus there is a huge array of stains and glazes to finish the pots.

Tower Theatre Company provides the widest possible range of high-quality affordable drama, enabling people of all ages and backgrounds to experience every aspect of theatre as a participant or an audience member.

Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England. They present major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art and they also have a renowned collection.

Turner Sims Southampton - Acknowledged as one of the finest music venues in the country Turner Sims' 60-concert series attracts internationally renowned performers from the worlds of classical, jazz, folk and world music.

Two go Crafting is a craft studio on a mission to spread the love of being creative by offering workshops and activations, free taster sessions at as many public places as possible.

University for the Creative Arts - The second largest creative arts education provider in the UK. They run a huge range of creative degrees and further education courses.

Unravel & Unwind CIC is a community craft drop-in space for home crafters and artists to enjoy their art, socialise and exchange ideas and skills. It also runs classes and workshops.

The Urban Vocal Group - The UVG are a music charity who provide free singing, song writing, performing and other music making opportunities to young people aged 11 – 18 regardless of experience or ability.

West Dean College has a world-wide reputation for the study of conservation, making and visual arts. We employ over 250 practising artists, craftspeople, designers, musicians and writers to deliver full-time/part-time educational provision.

West End Centre is the cultural hub of Aldershot providing something for everyone in this friendly, intimate venue. From world renowned musicians to cutting edge theatre, top class comedy to stimulating art exhibitions, plus classes and workshops for all ages, there really is something for everyone.

West Street Potters are a committed and friendly group, running ceramics classes that focus on practical skills for people of all abilities.

Wixams Vixens Women's Institute is a 'new generation' WI in Wixams, Bedford. We run lots of crafty events for our community, including free workshops and craft bombs.

Wordsmithery - An independent literary consultancy. Wordsmithery was founded with the aim of encouraging more people to get into writing, and to work on interesting literary projects with individuals and community groups.

Writing Matters UK - Creative writing tuition for all ages in friendly and supportive groups that meet at a local theatre and arts venue. Learn and practice craft skills, workshop stories and become confident writers.

Youth Dance England aspires for every child and young person to be able to access high quality dance in their school and near where they live, and progress their interest to whatever level they wish and are able.

5x5x5=creativity is an arts based research organisation that supports the development creativity and critical thinking skills through exceptional creative partnerships with artists, schools, educators, cultural centres, higher education and businesses.

Absolute Academy, School of Interior Design is one of the UK's leading providers of interior design tuition. It runs City and Guilds courses and workshops for beginners or those wanting a career in interior design.

ACE Dance Company is a contemporary youth dance company based in Newbury, Berkshire.

Acorn Penzance is a multi-genre arts centre providing the local community with music, comedy, dance and community events.

Activate Performing Arts helps create a thriving performing arts ecology in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. It presents Inside Out Dorset, a free performing arts festival.

Alison C Board promotes painting, drawing and traditional crafts to all abilities through classes, demonstrations and one to one tuition.

Amy Whittington, Art Workshops for pre-schoolers - Amy is an artist designer offering new workshops for pre-schoolers wanting to inspire and make art accessible to all, starting at pre-school age.

The Architecture Centre is a Bristol-based arts and education charity. Its mission is to inspire, inform and involve everyone with the artform with architecture. It delivers a creative programme of exhibitions, events and learning and outreach work.

Artfelt teach feltmaking to a wide age group and hold a regular workshop near Taunton. It has made many things from textile pictures to wearables and decorative pieces.

The Art Troupe - The Art Troupe is Bristol based artists and other creatives that offer a wide range of workshops, operating in the South West of England.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

Arts Together brings arts, creativity and improved health and well-being to isolated older people in Wiltshire through the provision of a range of participatory weekly arts projects.

Arvon runs creative writing courses and retreats for schools, groups and individuals. The courses, across a range of genres, are held at three rural writing houses, in Shropshire, Yorkshire and Devon.

Barnoon Workshop is a new collective of self-employed arts and craft professionals offering a variety of short courses to all ages and abilities - plus plans to be involved in local community projects.

Bath Artists' Studios is the largest provider of studio space in Bath. It offers a supportive environment for artists to work, teach and develop their creative practice. It hosts a full programme of regular classes and workshops in a range of arts practices. Its tutors are all practicing artists, some teaching from their studios and some from our school room. It also has a gallery and project space, a flexible facility for artists and arts organisations to make and test new work or to stage exhibitions, events, talks and interventions.

Black Swan Arts Centre - Frome's art gallery is committed to serving the community through high calibre exhibitions, engagement and education in arts and crafts. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Boilerhouse Gallery and Studios is an artist led cooperative creating work in a range of media at an old milk factory in picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Wood and stone carving, ceramics, textiles, painting, photography.

Boscastle Artists Cooperative is a community art gallery currently selling the work of over 50 local artist from all genres. Run entirely by volunteers the CIC uses its collective expertise, goodwill, enthusiasm and profits to promote the arts across North Cornwall.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is the only UK symphony orchestra not based in a major city, the BSO defines what it means to be an orchestra serving a whole region whilst maintaining important national and international significance.

Bradfield Festival - Stomp with Stomp or play with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House at Bradfield Festival, an educational arts festival running workshops for local schools and a full public programme of world-class performances.

Brave Bold Drama - Bespoke community drama events for everyone: in children's centres, schools, community arts venues, local festivals and care homes. Also makes new performances to engage new audiences in unusual places.

Bristol Folk House is an adult education centre in Bristol providing learning for pleasure. It holds evening classes and workshops in arts and crafts, pottery, writing, languages, music, dance, drama, fitness, personal development and more.

CEDA is an Exeter based charitable organisation offering creative and social opportunities to disabled adults and children from across Devon. CEDA also work with professional artists enhancing their disability awareness.

The Chandos Society of Artists was founded in 1961 and is based in Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset. Members work covers many styles and subjects including painting, sculpture and ceramics.

Childrens Scrapstore is a Bristol based charity that accumulates safe, clean, non-recyclable business waste that can be reused in an artistic, playful and creative manner.

Conductive Music CIC delivers innovative music technology education programs, while exploring new open-source technologies and prototyping new instruments in collaboration with participating young people.

Corinium Museum is an award winning museum where you can discover the treasures of the Cotswolds and see Roman Britain brought to life.

Create Escape - Fabrics, interiors and workshops. Learn to sew for your home, buy beautiful fabrics and come along to our monthly craft evening where they make something fun in an evening.

Create Gloucestershire is a collaborative laboratory for change, driven by our members. Our goal is ‘making arts everyday’, valuing the central role and purpose of the arts in our lives.

Create Studios is a media-hungry organisation who make fantastic opportunities using digital arts as a tool to transform lives. It thrives on working with young people.

Creative Glass Guild run courses in stained glass, traditional glass painting, glass fusing and bead making in Bristol. From beginners to improvers it has creative glass craft courses to inspire everyone.

Creative Innovation Centre CIC - Enterprise, Community and Culture is its focus and it provides arts and cultural activity that brings people, skills and quality of life together for the betterment of community and individuals.

Crying in the Wilderness Productions Ltd (CITWP) is an independent production company that produces new writing and classic interpretations for theatre. With a strong multidisciplinary approach to its theatrical work CITWP creates dynamic art that challenges common perception.

Devon Libraries - With over a million items in stock Devon's 50 libraries have something for everyone from books and information, music, films, events, computers with access to the Internet and free Wi-Fi hotspots.

DIVAcontemporary is an artist-led organisation based in Dorset committed to creativity and experimentation in the arts and practice-based research, working internationally, nationally and locally.

Diverse city creates exceptional shows with disabled and non disabled artists.

Durlston Country Park is a national nature reserve, while Durlston Castle features changing exhibitions and workshops in the Fine Foundation Gallery.

Earth Art & Design Studio is a working art studio that runs drawing and painting classes for all age groups. The focus is on observation from nature, creating a happy, social, sense of well-being.

Exeter Northcott Theatre has a well-established commitment to nurturing the next generation of theatre makers. The theatre plays a vital role in the lives of Devon’s residents, established and new, inclusive of artists and students.

Exeter Railway Band are a friendly community brass band in Exeter playing a range of music in brass instruments and percussions. It welcomes all enquiries to attend events or new members.

Exeter Woodcarvers is a club of about 40 local men and women who meet regularly share our craft. New members are always welcome and you do not need any experience or tools to come along and have a go.

Falmouth Art Gallery offers free workshops and events for babies and toddlers, families, all community groups, schools and higher education.

Festive Road CIC is an outdoor arts company with a carnival flavour, engaging audiences, participants and communities in theatrical, collaborative and creative activities.

Fired Thoughts Arts Studio is an arts studio run by two practicing artists open to the public for courses, viewing of work by the artists and sales. Regular weekly and holiday courses and outreach workshops; disciplines include ceramics, sculpture, drawing, printing. All ages and abilities are catered for.

FolkActive CIC aims to encourage and enable communities to come together in active enjoyment, ownership and development of traditional music, dance and folk arts.

Forest Arts Centre is a multi artform venue offering live theatre, comedy, music, film and a wide variety of participatory arts activity for people living in the New Forest area and beyond.

Forever Young Sing for Fun - Community singing for fun in Exeter doesn't get much better than this! They're not a choir ... no auditions, rehearsals or concerts ... just sing to backing music and feel good.

Fringe Arts Bath is a non-profit-making artist-led organisation, entirely run by volunteers. We aim to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath, provide opportunities for early-career and emerging artists, and put art in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across and interact with.

Funky Aardvark is a community focussed art centre showcasing local creators. Making Art available to all through the shop, gallery, studios, daily workshops, makerspace, business mentoring seminars, masterclasses, open events and charity/community exhibitions.

Gendered Intelligence CIC engages people in debates about gender. It works predominantly with young people settings and believe the arts are an amazing tools for sharing their stories and building awareness of gender diversity.

GO SKETCH are a group of local artists and teachers who provide inspiring fine art and sculpture workshops to budding artists aged 5-adult.

Hannahs at Seale-Hayne - Dame Hannah Rogers Trust (Hannahs) is a pioneering charity that has worked with, and championed, disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities for more than 230 years.

Hawthorn Handmade designs its own range of craft kits as well as teaching craft workshops on felting and more.

Hip Yak Poetry Shack is a touring comedy poetry cabaret featuring top names from the UK spoken word scene. Runs a stage at WOMAD, cabaret nights across South West and spoken word projects.

ICIA, University of Bath brings new, exciting and thought-provoking dance, music, theatre and visual arts of regional and national importance right to your doorstep in Bath. ICIA is a contemporary arts organisation, part of the University of Bath. At ICIA, audiences from across the region can come together with artists, scholars and students to encounter, debate, challenge and explore contemporary ideas.

The Kiosk is a telephone box in the centre of the community that hosts themed exhibitions, mostly photographic, some poetry from members of the community.

Knit One Weave One - A self-employed textile artist and workshop facilitator running workshops for adults and children on a range of textile/craft activities.

The Knit-Stop is a start-up local knitting group and provides a knit-a-long project that is suitable for beginners as well as advanced knitters. Its groups encourage creativity through the selection of colour, pattern, and design of the finished object. It also encourages people to think about how they can use their knitting to benefit their community.

Learning in libraries, Hampshire County Council - Providing fun, informal opportunities to learn new skills and hobbies in your community.

Lechlade Craft Barn provides craft workshops in a beautiful stone barn in the Cotswolds - mosaics, jewellery, home furnishings, needle felting, crochet, papercrafts and more for beginners and beyond. Plus regular drop in sessions.

Lynne Pugh's Art Group meets weekly to paint and draw. The lessons are taught by Lynne a full-time artist and teacher and this term it's pastels.

MadCap Theatre Productions is a touring company that focuses on classical and historically-based theatre. Producing unique, engaging and energetic performances for contemporary audiences across the nation.

Moon Studio Ceramics has been facilitating workshops since 2009. Practical and hands on sessions are designed to create a relaxed yet engaging learning environment for all abilities. Working with raw clay, students make everything from scratch. As well as encouraging creativity, the workshops also use basic science and maths, as well as supporting problem solving and critical thinking.

National Trust Bristol - A stone’s throw from Bristol, are Tyntesfield and Leigh Woods, two beautiful areas of natural beauty cared for by the National Trust. Woodlands, formal gardens and Victorian mansion full of opportunities for exploration.

New Brewery Arts is a centre for contemporary and traditional craft in Cirencester. Their classes, workshops and exhibitions are inspired by creative new thinking and making new work.

Newbury Spring Festival is an annual arts festival presenting an international concert programme, jazz, cinema, ballet, poetry, workshops/ master classes for young people and the Young Festival Critic Scheme for 16-30 year olds.

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange - For almost 120 years, Newlyn Art Gallery has been bringing the best in contemporary art to audiences in the south west. In 2007 the gallery was redeveloped and it opened a second venue, The Exchange in Penzance. With two venues it is able to offer a wide and varied programme across two sites, showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art, as well as work by some of the best artists currently working in the region.

North Devon Arts is a friendly and informal networking group of professional and amateur artists and anyone else with an interest in the arts. NDA produces a monthly newsletter and arranges artists’ talks. It also organise at least two exhibitions each year, for members only. Its objective is to encourage and promote interest in various branches of the arts in the North Devon area.

North Devon Moving Image CIC is a community filmmaking organisation working with local people to create, collect and share short films about north Devon.

North Devon Theatres' Trust provides events, activities and facilities for the improvement, development and enjoyment of arts and culture across the North Devon region for all members of the community whatever their ability, interest or background, whether as a participant, audience member or artist and also to appeal to visitors to the area.

Ollie C Design is an illustrator, typographer and designer that runs drawing character workshops for kids.

On Course South West CIC is an adult learning provider that spanned out from its local council a year ago. It delivers a wide range of creative courses from crochet to watercolor.

Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire -
Celebrates the diversity of visual arts available within the local community and encourages the public to visit artists' studios. Every May over 100 artists open their studios and exhibitions to visitors free of charge and without obligation to buy. It also run a few hands-on workshops and collective exhibitions.

organicARTS is an arts and education centre on a working organic farm. Learning with the land, involving you in creative farm based learning for a healthy future.

OSR Projects is an artist-led project that places people at the centre of artistic activity.

Pavilion Dance South West presents performances, screenings, films, exhibitions, workshops and classes in Bournemouth, runs projects across the South West and offer opportunities for artists to create, develop and share work.

Penny Wilton Artworks Ltd – Penny has 30 years teaching experience. Learn how to paint in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media with Penny. Regular classes in the Poole and Purbeck area. Other courses at home and abroad.

Plain Arts Salisbury is the leading visual arts organisation representing local artists in and around Salisbury. Providing opportunities for local artists to promote their work and raise the profile of art within the community.

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is an ambitious regional museum and art gallery with exciting exhibition and events programmes that cater for a range of ages and interests.

Plymouth College of Art is a specialist independent art school offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and pre-degree programmes across art, design, and digital media.

The Plough Arts Centre - A vibrant rural arts centre offering a wide range of live music, theatre, comedy, dance, films, exhibitions and a varied programme of workshops for both adults and children.

Poole Central Library offers children's craft clubs, adult colouring clubs and plenty of reading groups to inspire reading and writing.

Poole Libraries - Public library service for the Borough of Poole.

The Pottery Parlour - A paradise of wheels, ceramics, creative freedom and lots and lots of clay! We are dedicated to proper pottery, starting with raw clay, fun and imagination.

Proteus Theatre Company believes the audience is as important as the artist, and has spent the last 30 years touring nationally and internationally, creating enriching and innovative performances.

Real Ideas Organisation are leaders in Cultural Education. As the Arts Council Bridge Organisation for the South West of England it works with schools, youth settings and cultural organisations to connect young people with great art and culture.

Redwing Arts in Penzance is a creative hub with exhibitions, studios and workshops, theatrical and musical events and its Cafe de Cuba is a great meeting space for individuals and community groups.

The Royal West of England Academy - England’s only regional Royal Academy of Art – showcases national and international visual art, featuring foremost artists from the past and present, including Academicians, with the aim of inspiring and nurturing creative talent.

Ruardean Garden Pottery - Established in 1979 the pottery has specialised in the production of handmade terracotta plant pots. John Huggins now produces limited edition press-moulded plant pots and garden ornaments. For the last 20 years he has also run workshops passing on the skills of hand-thrown pottery.

Ryde Arts - Year long community based arts activities in Ryde, Isle of Wight celebrating local talent with showcase Festival each summer.

Salisbury Arts Centre is a meeting place for artforms, artists and audiences.

Salisbury Playhouse - One of the UK’s leading producing theatres, with an emphasis on championing original drama from and about the South West.

The Sensory Project creates stories for individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities, it is currently piloting a Structured Sensory Art Project enabling artists with profound and multiple learning disabilities to independently create works of art.

SGS College is an inspiring, aspirational, colourful, vibrant, enthusiastic! It offers a varied programme of study in all creative areas! It has a growing art, performing arts and media department with a very inclusive and hugely aspirational attitude.

Sidcot Arts Centre is a non-profit-making, contemporary, light-filled art space open to the public for selected exhibitions, art and cultural events during the year. Easy access from Bristol and Somerset.

Somerset Art Works (SAW) is an artist-led organisation dedicated to developing contemporary visual arts and craft, weaving together communities and supporting the artists who enrich our lives.

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen - Representing over 100 Craftsmen. All members have been through a selection process and have many different skills. It promotes members and their work, through exhibitions, events and retail.

Somerset Libraries - Vivacity is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. It manages many of Peterborough’s most popular culture and leisure facilities such as Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Flag Fen and the Key Theatre.

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre is a live performance, cinema, workshop and exhibition venue, a museum, a cafe and a shop. It work both in our building in community locations across the Borough of Havant.

Stiltskin Arts & Theatre CIC creates arts and theatre projects for, with and by children, their families and the local community through theatre, storytelling, visual arts, festivals and parades to engage children and raise their aspirations.

Swindon Dance is an inspirational, ACE NPO dance organisation, with a 35-year track record of creating and developing the dance, dancers and the dance audiences of tomorrow.

Take Art is a pioneering arts charity providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts. It provides services in rural touring, dance, theatre, music and early years creativity.

Theatre Gloucestershire - Theatre Gloucestershire’s role is to strengthen and increase theatre practice in Gloucestershire with a focus on quality, access, participation and audience development. They aim to create the conditions for theatre to thrive and flourish in Gloucestershire and to set up and maintain an effective infrastructure whereby new ideas can be given the opportunity to become practical projects.

Theatre Royal - The egg is a professional theatre dedicated to children, young people and families, housing a year-round programme of plays and participation opportunities, including a pioneering School Without Walls creative learning programme.

Theatre Royal Bath is one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Britain. Comprising three auditoria, the Main House, Ustinov and the egg theatre for children and young people, a varied programme of entertainment is on offer all year round.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery - Award-winning public art gallery based in Honiton, featuring acclaimed programme of contemporary art & craft exhibitions, permanent collection of artist Thelma Hulbert’s work together with workshops and activities for the community.

TomatoJack Arts - TomatoJack Arts produce mosaic artworks and run mosaic workshops.

Torbay Culture Board drives exciting developments for culture in Torbay.

Towednack Church is an Anglican church which hosts exhibitions, concerts and festival events for the local community.

Two Hoots Theatre is a theatre-clown company based in Gloucestershire making new funny dark work.

Scarborough Youth Theatre is a social enterprise organisation teaching all aspects of drama - including musical theatre - to young people from ages 7-18 within the local area.

TreeCreeper - TreeCreeper provide community theatre and arts for all, working with all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Their goal is to enlighten and inspire through play. By creating thought provoking workshops, performances and bespoke community projects they aim to involve and empower. They encourage the exploration of issues and themes by allowing participants to be at the heart of the devising process.

VERVE Living - Based in Baths artisan quarter, VERVE is an interiors space that champions local design and fosters creativity.

Watershed is the leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West. It advances education, skills, appreciation and understanding of the arts with a particular focus on film, media and digital technologies.

White Moose hosts contemporary fine art exhibitions, artist seminars, workshops, projects, talks, residencies and other art focused events at its gallery base in the historic pottery district of Barnstaple, North Devon.

Wiltshire Council Devizes local youth network -
A network of young people aged 11-19, up to aged 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as local adults from the Devizes community, with the intention of developing new exciting positive activities for young people across the whole Devizes community area. Can include arts, media, music, sport, culture, social and any other activity.

Wiltshire Music Centre is a concert hall promoting live music concerts across the genres of classical, folk, jazz and world music and live streaming of opera and ballet.

Wiltshire Scrapstore - The Wiltshire Scrapstore is an award winning, environmental, community and children’s charity. They collect clean, unused materials from business and the community that are destined for landfill and make them available to the community for a small donation. They actively promote and enable learning and enjoyment through creative activities, thus enabling the community and services to work together for a more sustainable future.

Youth Dance England aspires for every child and young person to be able to access high quality dance in their school and near where they live, and progress their interest to whatever level they wish and are able.

Alison C Board promotes painting, drawing and traditional crafts to all abilities through classes, demonstrations and one to one tuition.

The Art Fund - For over 110 years it has supported museums and galleries, and helped them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy.

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of activities across arts, museums and libraries to help create these experiences for as many people as possible.

Jersey Arts Trust is a charitable organisation, funded by the States of Jersey and various individual sponsors. It exists to work with artists of all forms and develop the arts in Jersey, through projects and events, grant giving, offering a research archive and advice service, providing new opportunities and creative spaces for artists.

The Arts Hub is a new centre for creative development in the Isle of Man. The Arts Hub has launched its first venture, The Rising Stars Academy to provide performing arts education for 3-6 year old children. It also provides private coaching for children and adults in singing, drama and music.

Ballakermeen High School is a secondary school on the Isle of Man. The arts play a major role in the day-to- day life both in school and in an extra-curricular capacity. Its yearly calendar of events features many concerts, shows, art exhibitions and large scale productions involving students from every year group in performing, production and creative roles.

Creativity at The Hub gives everyone in the south of the Isle of Man and beyond the opportunity to get creative. A year-long community art project, weekly art and creative writing sessions, art garden, after school art club and much more.

Isle of Man Arts Council strengthens the role of arts and culture, engages the public in new and different conversations about how and why the arts are important, and how they already affect and enhance our lives.

The Isle of Man Film Festival takes place each September. It aims to bring inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining films along with special guests, including the BBC's very own Mark Kermode, a loyal festival champion. Showing exclusive home-grown and international short film premiers, running competitions, filmmaker workshops, interactive events and film related entertainment.

Isle of Man Wind Orchestra is a concert band of amateur musicians who enjoy making music in the Isle of Man. Membership is open to all standards of musicians.

Lovely Greens - The beauty of country living - Living simply and naturally through the art of making, gardening, crafting, foraging, designing, cooking, and a cultivating a relationship with nature.

Parker & Snell Company is a theatre company that produces both amateur and professional productions, including youth productions, having been part of the National Theatre connections. It also runs acting classes in TV, film and theatre, for all ages.

Rock Academy Isle of Man is a youth music charity running an annual summer school and workshops throughout the year, using world class professional tutors to instruct talented young musicians in instrumental vocal and songwriting sessions.

Youth Arts Centre - The Youth Arts Centre is a venue and meeting place for young people where regular visual and performing arts based sessions and workshops for young performers, musicians, artists and writers aged 8-18 years happen throughout school term time with special projects occurring during school holidays.

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions Ltd is an emerging, Cambridge based contemporary theatre production company focusing on original, new, writing.

64 Million Artists is a campaign to unlock the creativity of everyone in Britain. It uses a simple, fun and free process – sign up to Do, Think and Share.

AccessArt is a UK charity that aims to inspire and enable visual arts teaching and learning. Its website features over 600 resources which share inspiration in drawing, painting, sculpture, sketchbooks and printmaking.

Access to Music is the place for anyone interested in music and media courses.

Action for Children’s Arts aims to improve the cultural well-being of children by focusing attention on and encouraging support for children’s arts, and by celebrating and sharing the achievements of its practitioners.

Afro Model Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises the contributions of individuals and organisations, both of African Caribbean and non African Caribbean origins, towards the empowerment of Fashion, Modelling and Creativity.

Air Guitar UK - The annual competition to find the greatest air guitarist in the UK and send them to represent the nation at the international world finals!

Albert & Friends Instant Circus exists to develop the physical and creative potential of children and young people using circus and the physical arts.

a-n The Artists Information Company is the UK's largest membership organisation for professional visual artists with news, resources and online community. Members' exhibitions and events listings online offer a route into a rich seam of grassroots and alternative arts activity.

AndOn Theatre National creates new work that clings to its family roots; sparking story from the raw and the irrefutably interesting.

Animate Arts Company creates and delivers creative projects in communities and schools, partnering professional artists and performers to offer projects, workshops and experiences from one-day drama workshops to large-scale art installations.

Animate Projects is the only UK organisation dedicated to the support of creative animation, connecting artists from a diverse range of creative practice from fine art to the creative industries.

Arte Latino Cultural Project - Enthuse people and local audiences to participate in, and have access to high quality, innovative Latin American arts and culture.

The Art Fund - For over 110 years it has supported museums and galleries, and helped them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy.

ArtReach is a cultural development agency supporting development and delivery of innovative, high quality activity through arts consultancy.

Artsadmin is an arts producing organisation based at Toynbee Studios in East London, producing and supporting the work of artists across all disciplines, locally, nationally and internationally.

Arts Award, from Trinity College London, offers arts-based qualifications to young people aged up to 25. In England it is managed by Trinity in association with Arts Council England.

Arts Development UK - AD:uk is one of the largest national charities representing the interests of those working in arts development for local communities. Present membership represents almost 400 individuals, organisations and local authorities.

Artswork Ltd is the Bridge Organisation for the South East. It works regionally, nationally and internationally to enrich the lives of children and young people through arts, cultural and heritage experiences.

as creatives are passionate believers in the power of the arts to broaden horizons, raise aspirations and transform lives. We offer children and young people opportunities to experience, explore and enjoy their own creativity.

Aspex is Portsmouth's leading contemporary art gallery, situated behind Loch Fyne restaurant in Gunwharf Quays. They have over 30 years experience in showcasing the very best emerging contemporary artists, which means that when you visit, there will always be something of innovative, intriguing and exciting for you to see. Admission is free.

The Association of British Orchestras is the representative body for professional orchestras in the UK. With membership ranging from the major symphony orchestras to chamber, opera and ballet orchestras, its mission is to connect, champion and develop professional orchestras across the UK.

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers - They have more than 100 Guilds who spin, weave, dye, knit, felt, etc with talks and workshops. Members are very happy to teach anyone wanting to learn a new skill.

Ausform is an independent ideas-lead producing company based in Bristol, promoting and presenting new circus and unusual theatre. It is interested in performance that crosses art forms from theatre and visual art to circus and installation. It also runs Ausform Platform, a micro-festival for new and emerging performance work across the city of Bristol.

balletLORENT - Founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Liv Lorent MBE, balletLORENT are a national touring dance theatre company based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne who create fantastical and heartfelt work for all ages.

B arts is an artist led company that designs, develops and delivers arts projects of all sorts with artists and non-artists in communities, neighbourhoods, towns, cities, and countryside across the UK, Europe and Asia - working creatively for change.

Backyard Cinema is community open air cinema/theatre and event organisers. Bringing 'big' events to smaller communities.

BalletBoyz is an internationally recognised and award-winning dance and film making company that was formed in 2000 by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt.

Beam is an arts, architecture and education charity established in 1986, based in Wakefield and working nationally. It develops projects and commissions involving the arts, place-making, knowledge-sharing and creative programming.

Bigfoot is an arts education company that aims to raise standards in education through a creative approach to learning. Bigfoot produces a diverse range of cost effective curriculum focused programmes which complement and enhance the National Curriculum.

big love sista - A creative social enterprise working with women and girls. Offering choirs, art classes and great projects for even the most wobbly unsure but curious people.

Big Telly Theatre Company's reputation for innovation is built upon distinctive professional theatre productions which tour nationally/internationally; creative collaborations; and pioneering community-based participation projects. It concentrates on the visual potential of theatre to create a unique sense of spectacle.

Biggy Beads enables people to design and create their own beaded jewellery online; it then makes the design in its workshop and sends them out.

Birmingham Opera Company is an award-winning opera company. Changing the face of opera.

Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) is the UK's leading touring ballet company, touring the UK and abroad. With 60 full time dancers and its own orchestra, BRB has the largest active repertory of any ballet company in the world. It celebrates its 25th birthday this year

Bluecoat Display Centre (BDC) is a major, independent centre for artistic activity. BDC is a registered charity based in Liverpool City Centre and runs a gallery, education programme, public events and provides over 60 local and over 300 national and international applied artists and designers a platform to display and sell their work.

British Ceramics Biennial is a festival of contemporary ceramics in venues across Stoke-on-Trent 26 September - 8 November 2015 presenting work from the UK's leading contemporary ceramic artists in new exhibitions, installations, special events, plus hands-on activities.

Brooks Art Limited - The old Victorian school house in Brooks provides workshop and gallery space for artists and students to make, study and exhibit work in any media and learn at all levels, and it tailors tuition and exhibition space to individual needs. Brooks Art is based on an atelier model, which allows students to work alongside and learn from professional artists.

Café Royal Books is a publisher of photobooks documenting Britain, collected by Tate, V&A, MoMA.

CAGED Arts is a creative training organisation supported by The Prince's Trust that develops core skills through the arts. It works will all sectors of community to create art and build people artistically and personally.

The Campaign for Drawing - Every October, The Campaign for Drawing's flagship programme, The Big Draw, offers people of all ages more than 1000 opportunities to engage with galleries, museums, heritage sites, parks and their own communities - through drawing.

Cardboard Citizens has been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless and marginalised people for over 20 years. Renowned for its Forum Theatre its productions, workshops, training and progression grow confidence, community and skills.

The Casket of Fictional Delights - A website promoting short stories and flash fiction.

Ceramic City Stories is focussed on local, national and international shared stories relating to Stoke-on-Trent.

CHA-UK (Craft & Hobby Association UK) offers help, support, education and advice to those businesses and people wanting to work in the craft and hobby industry.

Chickenshed brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to create life-changing theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change. Chickenshed runs successful education courses, membership programmes and outreach projects.

Children & the Arts engages with disadvantaged children nationwide who do not have access to high-quality arts activity because of either social or economic barriers. Through a network of partners we use the arts as a platform to inspire and enable personal and social development amongst those who are hardest to reach. Through our work children learn that cultural venues are welcoming, accessible and exciting places to visit.

Cleveland College of Art & Design - Education for creative careers. It offers high quality art and design provision and sends the highest number of students on to university in the area.

Clore Leadership Programme - Founded in 2003, The Clore Leadership Programme is a pioneering initiative that develops and strengthens leadership across the cultural and creative sectors in the UK.

Commission an Artist Limited help emerging and established artists to find word and help clients to bring their visual art ideas to life.

Confident Children - Happiness Project Kent - Its aim is to deliver to as many people as it can the gift of happiness so that they can live a happy and fulfilled life.

Coombe Farm Studios is a rural centre dedicated to growing creativity through a beautiful environment, great food and people who actively enable the creative process. A place for making work, for meaning-making and for learning.

The Cornelius Arts Foundation is a think/do tank committed to understanding (and expanding) the transformative power of art. It achieves this through research and development, focused on delivering lasting and pragmatic solutions to bridge art and people.

The Courtauld Gallery holds a world-famous art collection which includes fine examples of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings which are displayed in Somerset House, one of London's most dynamic cultural venues.

Craft Courses is dedicated to promoting thousands of UK craft courses and workshops. It offers a free listing to all UK craft course providers and currently have just under 3000 independent craft tutors and schools registered.

The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain (CPA) is the national body representing ceramic artists living and working in the UK. Its mission is to sell, promote and foster interest and excellence in studio ceramic art.

The Creation Station - Inspiring children's imaginations and creativity is at the heart of what they believe in. Parents/Carers share a journey of discovery with their child as they create their own artworks with a wealth of exciting materials, tools and ideas to nurture and engage.

CREATIVE RETREATS is a recent start-up providing time and space in beautiful surroundings for groups of like-minded people to explore what they love to do. Attendees have the chance to share their ideas with others, discuss creativity, run small workshops, collaboratively cook, invent, dance at sunrise in tree houses, draw alpacas at dusk, walk through desolate woods full of owls and mist, and venture into the fruitful wilderness of their own being!

Crisis - The national charity for single homeless people.

Cultural Commissioning Programme is an Arts Council England funded programme. It helps arts and cultural organisations and commissioners to engage in commissioning together to deliver better public service outcomes.

Culture at King's makes connections that enhance the academic and student experience while adding value and delivering benefits across arts and culture. Culture at King’s is led by Deborah Bull and includes the Cultural Institute and the new Science Gallery London.

CultureMix Arts is a not for profit organisation specialising in steel pan music, carnival arts, entertainment and education. CultureMix Arts is the home of RASPO Steel Orchestra.

Dash Arts Ltd creates artistic experiences that change the way we see the world and has rapidly emerged as a unique international creative force - producing new theatre, dance, music and art events in collaboration with exceptional artists from abroad.

De La Warr Pavilion is a multi-discipline arts centre in a modernist icon by the sea in Bexhill, East Sussex with two galleries, a large auditorium and a thriving children and young people's programme.

The Design Museum is building the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design, its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an arts venue with two galleries and retail craft shop selling quality hand-made work, prints, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, textiles, glass. Also a charity which promotes craft skills in schools and other communities.

DIVAcontemporary is an artist-led organisation based in Dorset committed to creativity and experimentation in the arts and practice-based research, working internationally, nationally and locally.

Draw Fantasy Art - Drawing from imagination and the creative ways to draw stuff from your head.

Earthfall was formed by Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis (1989) and uses dynamic dance, live music and film. They tour the UK and have an extensive Participation Programme.

Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter - Pottery and clay experiences for families, groups and individuals, designed to explore and develop creativity in all ages and abilities.

Ed's Designs are husband and wife who work from home cutting MDF shapes.

Elizabeth Anderson paints pictures of scenes in her everyday life that inspire her. She has a studio in Coventry and hope her work will provoke thought in others and empower women.

Emily Jane Millinery designs and makes traditional ladies millinery from her home in Staffordshire.

engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a membership organisation representing gallery, art and education professionals in the UK and over 20 countries worldwide. engage promotes access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through gallery education.

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the national folk arts development organisation for England. We champion the English traditional arts as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.

English National Ballet School, official School of English National Ballet is a specialist training centre for aspiring and highly talented young ballet dancers aged 16 to 19. They transform talented young dancers into world-class performers over a three year programme validated by Trinity College, London.

fanSHEN - Based in Wandsworth, fanSHEN works through theatre and the arts to help people imagine what they haven't thought of yet. Its work promotes ideas of environmental, social and financial sustain-agility.

Flexible Thinking Forum - Social enterprise tackling crisis of the decline in social capital in communities with a vision to create Ideasbanks in every town or city in the UK within the next 10 years.

FloatArt London is an educational platform for new graduate artists. Annually, it holds a large exhibition for new graduates to showcase their work, while providing advice and guidance for their professional development.

Fly in a Pie Puppet Theatre - Creating artist led, off the wall family theatre and animated installation work.

Forge 2 Gallery & Shop National is a gallery and shop specialising in arts and crafts sourced from all over the British Isles.

Fuel - Founded in 2004, and led by Louise Blackwell and Kate McGrath, Fuel is a producing organisation working in partnership with some of the most exciting artists in the UK to develop, create and present new work for all. Fuel is currently working with the artists including: Will Adamsdale, Clod Ensemble, Inua Ellams, Fevered Sleep, David Rosenberg, Sound&Fury, Uninvited Guests and Melanie Wilson.

Fun Palaces - In 2014, over 3000 people said yes to creating grassroots arts and science events in 130 of their own local communities, with 40,000 actively participating and up to 60,000 more widely involved. In 2015 it wants to include even more people and places across the UK. Sign-up now to make a 2015 Fun Palace (3 & 4 October 2015).

Funoon Middle Eastern Dance Company - Funoon al Arabiya aims to share the rich and varied dance styles from across the Middle East in its true, folkloric style with audiences throughout the UK.

Gabriela Szulman Art is an individual practitioner producing prints, mixed media art, jewellery and accessories.

Gate Theatre - The Gate has been inspiring audiences and artists for 35 years. It confronts and debates the questions that face humanity and acts as loudspeaker for unheard voices across the globe.

Get Creative Family Arts Festival is a national festival bringing high quality visual and performing arts events to families across the UK between 9 October and 1 November 2015, as part of the wider Family Arts Campaign.

Glyndebourne - Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, year round.

The Grand Union Orchestra brings together the best musicians from all over the world to create stunning original music and spectacular live shows.

The Great Big Dance Off is the only national dance competition open exclusively to primary and secondary schools. It celebrates schools' dance, the healthiest aspects of competition and having a great time whilst representing your region.

Greeniversity - Free skill sharing community with groups set up across the country. They have been running since 2010 and now have over 100 groups set up.

Greenwich Dance is a landmark home for dance and movement. It welcomes its guests - artists, participants and communities - to explore, create, participate in and experience dance.

Gwin Kerry is a small creative business designing and making etched copper and enamel jewellery and giftware from a studio in West Studios, Chesterfield.

Hand Of Artists inspires and challenges people of all ages and backgrounds to be creative, have fun and raise money for local charities. Creating original art projects which are currently spread worldwide.

Hannah Ayre: Artist Educator is a visual artist specialising in community engagement. Working solo on small scale projects or putting together teams of professional artists for larger public events.

Hawthorn Handmade designs its own range of craft kits as well as teaching craft workshops on felting and more.

Heart of Glass is St Helens’ response to the Creative People and Places programme, made possible by investment from Arts Council England (ACE).

HELLO FRIENDS is a brand new website and performance night which champions the infinite mishmash that is creativity.

Heritage Open Days is England's largest heritage festival, involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; inviting people to discover hidden places and new experiences, for free.

Hysteria Writing Competition, from The Hysterectomy Association, is open to women only between 1st April and 31st August each year. They have three categories, poetry, flash fiction and short stories. Winners are published in our annual anthology. Entries should be on the themes relevant to women.

Ian’s 4D Glass Sculptures make sculptures using Borosilicate Glass, hand-crafted in the flame in Ian's home studio. Nature is all the inspiration one needs.

Ikon Gallery is an internationally acclaimed art gallery situated in central Birmingham. Housed in a magnificent neo-gothic school building, it is an educational charity and works to encourage public engagement with contemporary art.

I Made It! - A website library of craft and creative workshops - all online! If you can't reach a live class learn new skills and create stylish, contemporary projects with their expert instructors anywhere you can access the internet.

Improbable is a non-venue based company that make and perform theatre and opera on a range of scales around the UK and internationally.

Independent Dance (ID) provides professional development for dance and movement artists, as well as activities open to the public, with a year-round programme of events, workshops, classes and exchanges.

Ingenious is the largest independent investor in the UK creative economy.

Inkberrow Design Centre is an independent educational centre providing recreational courses, work shops and city and guilds qualifications in fashion, tailoring, theatre costume, corsetry, millinery, design exploration, jeweller and beading.

International Rameau Ensemble is championing french baroque music in the UK through academic research, free educational workshops for 11-25 year olds and live performance in exciting venues across the UK.

Into Film seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people's learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. Their UK-wide programme of learning through and about film provides 5-19 year olds with unparalleled opportunities to see, think, make and imagine.

Joseph Anthony Connor - In 2014, the UK government gave one of J.A.C's digital paintings to 61 world leaders as a state gift. This was the first time art has been given as a state gift to so many world leaders. At his last event at the V&A J.A.C said "You now know what is possible, pass it on." If the subject inspires you to organise a 'Mass Draw' please get in touch. J.A.C would be pleased to assist you.

Juan Moore is a fine artist and illustrator that has exhibited paintings in London, Cornwall, Isle of Man, France, Hong Kong and New York.

junk4funk encourages participants to make music/musical instruments from recycled waste.

Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families, in particular those who haven’t visited before.

Knit for Peace matches knitters with good causes. Many keen knitters need outlets, so its distribution service sending items to those in need is a valued resource. It also promotes knitting and crochet as an activity that has benefits to the individual and society.

Latitude Festival, the pioneering, award-winning festival bursts with the very best from music and the arts; wander from film to music, comedy to literature and theatre to poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside.

Leach Pottery is the historic workplace of Bernard Leach. Alongside their museum, gallery and working studio they offer a range of courses from children to adults and including professional practice.

Lessons With Lesley is a full online curriculum that is used throughout the world, for anyone to access for free. Some are created doing demonstrations and workshops in the UK and some in the US. Lesley also help children and adult artists and several charitable organizations using art.

Little Letter are creators of quaint, personalised miniature letters which are read with magnifying glasses. Beautiful keepsake gifts for any occasion.

Look Left Look Right is an award winning site-specific theatre company making vivid, dynamic, and interactive theatre inspired by and about the contemporary world.

Mags Ryder is an artist, art teacher and champion of all things creative.

Mail Art is a national community project, encouraging the UK public to design creative envelopes and share them via the postal system, as well as on our online gallery.

Making Music's mission is to support, develop, connect and champion its members and everyone who makes, performs and presents music on a voluntary basis.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre (MCDC) is home to 18 studios housing 30 designer-makers who create and sell their handmade work on-site. Alongside this MCDC hosts an innovative and exciting exhibition and events programme, showcasing the best of contemporary craft and design from both established and emerging talent.

Manuscript Pen Company Ltd - Since 1856 it has been at the forefront of pen nib manufacture and design. Now over 150 years later it continues along that path combining the traditional elements of writing with new and exciting craft products.

Messy Church is a network of churches offering a monthly Messy Church service that's huge fun for all ages, has loads of creative activities to explore the Bible theme, a short celebration and a meal. Around 2800 registered in the UK and overseas.

Middlesex University offers a broad range of courses through its six academic schools of arts and design, media and performing arts, business, science and technology, health and education and law. The university has approximately 45,500 students studying on courses worldwide, both at its own campuses and also with partner institutions, making it one of the largest providers of British university education to international students.

Mira Publishing House CIC embraces innovative ways to tackle publishing issues. It's fully funded and run by volunteers. A unique service to promote 'equal opportunity' for all books worldwide will be launched soon.

Mosaic Supplies Ltd is a one stop shop for professional mosaic artists; also mosaic kits, mosaic books and craft materials. Bringing mosaic art to local communities, schools, museums, care homes etc.

Motionhouse is a leading UK dance company founded in 1988, producing highly physical shows. Through an inclusive participatory programme, Motionhouse also inspires others to enhance their lives through dance.

MoveMe Dance - Dance class meets flash mob meets party. MoveMe is an upbeat participatory dance event that creates performances for and by the public.

Muddy Fingers Pottery runs workshops and classes in all aspects of pottery. It makes tableware and cookware for restaurants and chefs. It also makes bread ovens, does Raku sessions, makes murals and anything clay related.

National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies is an organisation with over 60,000 members throughout the UK. It provides monthly classes, workshops and events to learn, teach and know everything about arranging flowers.

The National Association of Writers' Groups - People go out and join writers groups because they want to share their work and ideas. At NAWG, they do just that for writers across the country.

National Poetry Day celebrates poetry as part of everyday life through an annual nationwide mass participation event on 8 October encouraging the sharing, speaking, reading, listening, and writing of poems.

The National Society for Education in Art and Design is the lead professional body for teachers or art craft and design across all phases throughout the UK, it promotes art, craft and design education.

National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) is a member led organisation that works strategically with partners to develop work and deliver high quality art experiences that strengthen rural and other communities.

New International Encounter is an award winning theatre company making new performances for children and young people using live music, storytelling, clowning, puppetry and an international ensemble. It also creates innovative participatory projects using young people as our co creators.

NFWI (The National Federation of Women's Institutes) Craft Committee - The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Norwich Puppet Theatre creates and performs puppet shows in its own venue and tours them throughout the UK. We also offer a rich outreach programme of workshops and training opportunities.

Open To Create offer creative thinking, enterprise coaching and making workshops to artists, hard to reach communities, creative start-ups and larger arts institutions, museums, universities and wellbeing partners.

Opera Circus is a performing arts organisation, music theatre and chamber opera, commissions new work production touring works with young people in UK and Internationally cultural and arts projects, youth exchanges - creating safe cultural spaces.

Optik is a theatre company that produces revivals and new scripts for London venues and touring.

Out to Learn Willow - Training for adults and children in the traditional craft of willow weaving, using dried and living willow. Design and build of beautiful structures and sculptures to enhance school grounds, gardens and community areas.

Paracarnival is a diverse community of artists, performers and enablers, whose programme of Arts of Carnival workshops and legendary performances, engages people of all backgrounds, ages, abilities and vulnerabilities.

Pass it on Skills is a skills exchange, which brings the community together through creations. Current projects include designing a proggy mat for the library and making twiddle muffs.

People Dancing: the foundation for community dance is the UK development organisation and membership body for community and participatory dance

People’s History Museum is the home of ‘ideas worth fighting for’ – the national museum of democracy with the country’s largest collection of campaign, political and election material.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is the UK's leading mid-scale contemporary dance repertory company that encourages creativity, innovation and excellence through its national and international touring productions and education delivery.

Playful Being devises and runs workshops to help adults rediscover their playful, creative selves.

PlayLab is a playful interaction specialist - designing installations, events and workshops to unleash creativity in playful and unexpected ways.

The Poetry Society - The UK's national organisation for the development of poets and poetry, The Poetry Society helps people get involved in poetry. It provides a network of local groups, events, publications, online information, and participatory schemes such as the National Poetry Competition, SLAMbassadors and Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award.

Potclays Ltd is a family owned and run ceramics supply business, offering a complete programme of ceramic courses and workshops in Stoke on Trent, and other advice and support.

Rebecca Gouldson is a designer and maker, working in metal and enamel to produce artworks for public, corporate and private spaces.

Resource Productions is a UK based film and video production company delivering creative, engaging, and innovative videos and training to clients across a variety of sectors.

Reuseful UK has been set up by a UK wide network of scrapstores and creative reuse centres who support the reuse of unwanted resources donated by businesses to 80,000 community groups benefitting 7 million children and families.

Rhubarb Theatre create original theatre for imaginations of every age. Led by professional actors Philip and Kirsty Mead, they tour internationally with a diverse programme of performances, street theatre, storytelling and workshops.

Ridiculusmus - Driving and leading as author-actors, the company’s co-artistic directors David Woods and Jonathan Haynes have established the company as a flagship UK performance group touring nationally and internationally with an oxymoronic aim: to be both serious and funny.

The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects. Since 1768 they have promoted the practice, appreciation and understanding of art through exhibitions, education and debate.

The Royal Academy of Dance was founded in 1920, and is now one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world.

Royal Exchange Theatre - Situated in the heart of Manchester, the Royal Exchange Theatre is a leading producing theatre with an ambitious programme inspired by the world’s greatest stories: stories that have the power to change the way we see the world. Taking artistic risks, working as part of exciting partnerships, championing new talent and seeking out bold collaborations.

The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members, both nationally in the UK and internationally. It has over 40,000 members and a collection of over four million objects, alongside which it has a vibrant public programme of exhibitions, events and learning opportunities.

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and shares it around the UK and across the world. All productions begin life at Stratford theatres, so wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.

The SAA, society for all artists, is for everyone with a love of painting. It believes in encouraging everyone, from complete novices and hesitant beginners to the legions of leisure painters and beyond.

Scalefour Society is one of the foremost groups for finescale railway modellers. It welcomes those seeking to improve the artistry and engineering of their modelling, particularly using realistic wheels and track.

Search Press Ltd is the leading art and craft publisher in the UK, specialising in fine art, textiles, general crafts and children's crafts. We publish over 100 new titles a year and distribute globally.

Selvedge is a design-led, 100 page, bi-monthly magazine that covers every facet of textiles – interiors, fashion, art, craft, travel and shopping – in an intelligent and inspiring way. It supports independent designers and artists in the magazine and at its craft fairs.

Serpentine Galleries - Championing new ideas in contemporary art and architecture since it opened in 1970, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions of 2,263 artists over 45 years, showing a wide range of work from emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists and architects of our time.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has a long and famous tradition of welcoming visitors from across the globe to Stratford-upon-Avon on a personal journey to discover where Shakespeare lived and his legacy continues. Celebrating Shakespeare is at the heart of everything we do. It enriches the lives of millions of people of all ages and backgrounds, providing a global cultural meeting place where everyone can share in the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works.

Shakespeare Schools Festival trains teachers to direct their class in a 30 minute abridged Shakespeare production. It stages the productions across the UK in October and November.

Sixth Sense Theatre is a professional theatre company making work for, with and by children and young adults. Its professional regional and UK tours are complemented by extensive work with youth theatre and schools.

Snowflake Books ltd is an aspiring independent publisher founded by scholars and designers, based in Oxford. Its aim is to introduce English translations of specially chosen, ancient legends and folk tales alongside the Chinese language to encourage cross-cultural appreciation through children's books.

Society of Antiquaries of London - A 300-year-old learned society concerned with the study of the material past, research library and museum. It sponsors conservation and research grants, publications, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, and more.

The Sofa Sessions brings artists to unusual venues where music doesn’t usually happen, including your home, coffee shop and hairdressers.

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre with an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Building on this rich heritage, Southbank Centre offers an extensive artistic and cultural programme including themed festivals, classical and contemporary music, performance, dance, visual art and literature and spoken word.

The Space commissions new, innovative digital art, seeking out and profiling artists and their work on and through partnerships with the cultural and technology sectors.

St George’s Bristol is one of the country’s leading concert halls. It boasts a superb acoustic and unique atmosphere which attracts the world’s best artists. St George’s promotes some exceptional musical talent. It wants to share these assets to help inspire and nurture new generations of musicians, and to bring the gift of music to all.

Strangeface use mask and puppets to create intimate work for the widest variety of venues. Current projects include Pubbetry – theatre for tabletops and Wellcome Trust funded Dissonance with University of Kent.

StrongBack Productions creates great performances inspired by the history, traditions, personal stories and cultural forms of BAME and other diverse and minority communities, celebrating and documenting their contribution to modern Britain.

Superact CIC is a not-for-profit arts organisation that uses creativity to help improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, both in the UK and internationally.

Swindon Dance is an inspirational, ACE NPO dance organisation, with a 35-year track record of creating and developing the dance, dancers and the dance audiences of tomorrow.

Tales for Tea is a bibliotherapist usings prose and poetry to help keep mental health healthy. They use characters in the story as a vessel to share emotions - then paint the emotions.

Tamalpa offers public workshops and trainings in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process an internationally-recognized expressive arts approach, which combines movement, visual art, and creative writing to access the innate wisdom of the body and the transformative power of the imagination.

Tamasha Theatre Company is Britain’s foremost touring theatre company producing new plays inspired by the diversity of a globalised world. Its work places the voices of emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds centre-stage.

Tara Arts - People, Words & Art: Connecting Worlds - represents a commitment to creating excellent theatre through a shared community of diverse performers, participants and audiences.

teeleedesign - Visual artist, published children's author/ illustrator, been creating large collaborative permanent murals in primary schools using a beautiful collage painted tissue paper technique. Currently working with refugees living in Stockport area creating a 'one world one family' mural.

Tenebrae Choir, directed by Nigel Short, is a world-leading vocal ensemble. Alongside a lively international concert schedule, the choir runs an inspirational workshop method, ‘The Tenebrae Effect’, advancing and challenging participants.

THIS Project - Promoting the emerging arts community, creating opportunities for artists and organisations, while conceiving original arts activity to engage with the public to increase participation in, and access to, the arts.

TreePress - Champions of creativity being at the heart of education, so that all schools are places of empathy, confidence, cooperation and courage. TreePress is an online marketplace and community connecting playwrights to teachers and schools.

Told by an Idiot - A critically-acclaimed UK theatre company, creating the unexpected since 1993. Revelling in the artifice of performance, our aim is simple; to release peoples' creativity, curiosity and ultimately their desire to play.

TubeFlash is a website promoting new flash fiction inspired by the London Underground by a range of writers old, young, new and established.

two03 - Live Graffiti, street art, airbrush

UK Hand Knitting Association - A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to passing on skills and enthusing the next generation of knitters and crocheters.

Unlimited - Commissions programme designed to develop, create and tour exceptional art by disabled artists.

The Unapologists - A site for the expression of a group of opinionated friends on current events, social issues and pop culture, among other topics, as well as providing a platform for other types of creative writing.

Voluntary Arts provides a universal voice for approximately 63,000 voluntary arts groups across the UK and Ireland. It provides information, undertakes advocacy and delivers projects to develop participation in creative cultural activities.

Warm Glass UK - Ever fancied making a fused glass bowl, jewellery or glass beads? Warm Glass run classes throughout the year from beginners right through to more advanced techniques in a friendly and safe studio. It has creative glass craft courses to inspire everyone.

WAYout Arts - Free arts training and facilities to street and disadvantaged youth in Sierra Leone. WAYout does artistic collaborations with UK arts creators.

White Rabbit - Creating theatre, storytelling events, installations, cabaret and podcasts with participation and positive social change at the heart of it. They like to encourage fun and kindness through a wide variety of arts.

Wild Rumpus organise spectacular outdoor arts events for families who like to run wild, including the award winning Just So Festival which takes families on incredible creative adventures.

Word Voyages - Cargoes of Creativity offer festival events, education programmes, community projects, gallery and museum installations such as Poetry Postie, Sweetshop of Words, the Poetree and the Creativitea Tent.

World of Wedgwood is an inspiring visitor experience, which combines an array of engaging attractions that bring to life Wedgwood’s 250 years’ heritage in the British ceramics industry.

yello brick take inspiration from the stories people have to tell and create tailor-made experiences that take audiences on a journey, placing them at the centre of the story.

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