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Venture Arts

For over 20 years Venture Arts has been providing a positive space in which learning disabled people make great art and play a valued role in the region’s vibrant and diverse culture. Our unique artistic programme includes a wide variety of artist-led projects, and we showcase the work of artists in large collaborative exhibitions in some of the region’s most prestigious arts venues.

Being a part of Venture Arts enriches people’s lives not only through the learning and participation but also through giving people new cultural experiences: seeing the work of other artists, participating in exhibitions, visiting and working in museums and galleries, making great art and collaborating with others.

Our Studio & Artistic Programme

Our fully accessible art studio is based in Hulme, close to Manchester city centre. The studio has a fun, welcoming and social atmosphere and is a stimulating place to learn and perfect artistic talents.? 

Open 6 days a week, we offer inclusive, professional arts projects in photography, illustration, ceramics, 3D, textiles, animation, film, printmaking, mixed media and more.?? 

Our programme is developed and led by professional artists, for all abilities and interests.

We aim to give each participant new and progressive experiences of art and the creative process. Using the latest software and equipment also allows artists with learning disabilities to develop professional technical artistic skills. 

Where to Go

Name of venue
Venture Arts
Venue address
43, Old Birley Street
Hulme
Manchester
Postcode
M15 5RF
Additional Notes

We are located in the Work for Change building in Hulme, in a fully accessible building with wheelchair access and a disabled toilet.  Please note that we do not have a hoist and are unable to provide personal care.  Those with personal care needs must bring their own support with them.

We are next to Manchester Metropolitan University Birley campus on Old Birley street.

 

Bus routes: From Manchester city centre, the number 86 bus runs from Picadilly bus station to approximately 50 metres away from Venture Arts.

When is it On?

Date & Time Information
monday to friday from 10 til 3pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
10 til 12 and 1 til 3pm

Other Details

Associated Cost
Yes
Other Costs
Adults workshops £18 per session (10-12 or 1-3) or £35 per day
Yong peoples workshops £10 per session
Referral and availability notes

Referrals are not required and parents/ carers/ potential participants can contact Lydia directly by calling Venture Arts on 0161 232 1223 or emailing info@venturearts.org.

 

From there we would invite the person and their parent/ carer in to come and have a look around the studio when a session is happening.  Then we would discuss their interests, what they would like to learn at Venture Arts and look at placing them on an appropriate art programme.

Age Range
8-19

Who to Contact

Name
Lydia Burke
Position
Project Coordinator
Telephone
0161 232 1223
Email
info@venturearts.org
Website
https://venturearts.org/
Additional Notes

We are located in the Work for Change building in Hulme, in a fully accessible building with wheelchair access and a disabled toilet.  Please note that we do not have a hoist and are unable to provide personal care.  Those with personal care needs must bring their own support with them.

We are next to Manchester Metropolitan University Birley campus on Old Birley street.

 

Bus routes: From Manchester city centre, the number 86 bus runs from Picadilly bus station to approximately 50 metres away from Venture Arts.

Last Updated: 03/01/2020