Independent Arts
Celebrating 35 years

Independent Arts

Independent Arts is an Isle of Wight charity, established in 1987, using the arts to improve wellbeing, and quality of life and to reduce social isolation. We believe that art is for all stages of life and we deliver vital services across all ages, across the Island, mindful of the range of needs:

  • Often older people on the Isle of Wight are amongst the most vulnerable, including those in care homes and those on the fringes of social care
  • A higher than average number of children on the Island live in poverty (34%)
  • Mental health services are stretched, which can affect people of any age
  • Arts and wellbeing are interlinked and we focus on bringing arts to those who might not otherwise be able to benefit from them

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: