Active Arts

Active Arts is our performing and visual arts course for adults with learning disabilities. Students are taught by professional artists and performers.

Our courses include: Making for the Stage, Musical Theatre, Dance, Art and Design and Comedy and Drama Improvisation.

Our magnificent end of year show gives students an opportunity to showcase their skills in the performing arts, with the visual arts groups providing back-drops and props for the sketches. The show is performed at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion and is a community event open to the general public. Lively and energetic the evenings entertainment leaves audiences wanting more, and shines the spotlight on inclusive arts.

Our visual artists exhibit their work throughout the year and have taken part in A Town Explores A Book, Coastal Currents Art Festival, and have also exhibited work at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, St Mary’s In the Castle, Eat @ Cafes and the Tate Modern, London.

Active Arts strives to raise the profile of all our artists and performers. Where possible we run our classes in community spaces and collaborate with other artists.

Active Arts does not receive any core funding. Each year the project has to fund raise and apply for funding. Students also pay to attend classes.

If you would like to join and or support Active Arts please contact us.