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Safe & Well - let's get back to normal

by Lisa Gagliani in Newport, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th December 2020 we successfully raised £1,120 ( + est. £167.50 Gift Aid ) with 36 supporters in 69 days

Our island beneficiaries need to feel safe to return to the sorts of activities that helped them feel better, calmer and engaged in the arts

by Lisa Gagliani in Newport, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With extra money we'll be able to create a new space for participants to enjoy our programmes in the safety of our new workshop in Newport.

Independent Arts has been helping people across the Isle of Wight since 1987. We deliver arts based activities to support wellbeing in care homes, in community settings and from our own facility in Newport.

More than 1700 people each month enjoy our Singabout sessions, Dance Makers, Singing for Breathing, and many other projects that support body, mind and soul. 

We work in partnership with many agencies and charities. Our freelance arts practitioners are all DBS checked and trained to work with some of the most vulnerable on the Island.

Our Newport Peoples Pop Up Gallery is a showcase of the art work produced by our participants as a celebration.

We have gone 'online' through lockdown since covid 19, but are looking forward to opening a new facility soon.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

an original artwork measuring 30cm x20 cm approx.

£10 or more

9 of 30 claimed

£10 Reward

Tea & cake in our new community hub

£20 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

a hand crafted thank you certificate

£50 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

Invitation to the VIP launch event - this will be held in the Spring 2021 and you'll be invited with other VIPs to a private view of the Creative Hub.

£250 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£250 Reward

Hang your own art! Host an event! This is one special reward to an aspiring artist who would be invited to display their own art within the Creative Hub for a whole week during 2021. Or it could be a local group/society or business who might want to host an event for up to 20 people in our space. Both rewards would be subject to arrangement with Independent Arts and the charity's mission including health & safety policy.

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