Cartwheel Arts Limited

Cartwheel Arts Limited

Charity information

Cartwheel Arts Limited

Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects.

Founded 1984

  • Mission statement

    Cartwheel has over 25 years experience of promoting imaginative, and often challenging arts projects - we do not shy from confronting difficult or sensitive issues. Our focus is on participation, enabling people who may have had little experience of the arts to explore and develop their creativity and talents, generating a sense of ownership and pride.
    We work with communities of all shapes and sizes to devise and deliver exciting, colourful participatory arts projects, which can be all shapes and sizes too, and sometimes quite noisy. Participation and collaboration is key to our work. It can develop confidence and skills for the individual, and build active, stronger communities with a positive self image. We don’t say that everyone can be a brilliant artist, but we do believe that many people have untapped potential because they have not had the opportunity or the confidence to take part in creative activity.

    It is still the case that working class people, members of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities and people with disabilities are under-represented in our art colleges, galleries and concert halls. So we do encourage people with talent to make the most of their opportunities and believe in themselves. We use a wide variety of artforms thanks to our large pool of freelance artists and work in many different settings with a range of partners sometimes in unusual combinations. So poetry workshops with primary school children can lead to carnival arts workshops wi

  • Aims

    Cartwheel Arts Limited aims to:

    • Stronger Communities - this covers a range of projects building links within and between communities. This includes our festival work on estates and our flagship Tell Us Another One project.
    • All Well & Good is a programme which aims to promote wellbeing, raise aspirations and self-esteem and enable people to have more control over their lives and to live independently.
    • Youth and Diversity brings together our work with young people and with BME, especially South Asian, communities in the region.
    • You Live & Learn reflects our emphasis on learning through doing, rather than providing basic training projects.
  • Overview

    Established: August 1984

    Registered Charity Number: 519394

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 28

    Phone number: 01706 361300

    Address: 110 Manchester Street Heywood Lancashire OL10 1DW

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