What we do

Arts, community, innovation and learning

We’re Idea Space. We specialise in creating opportunities that make the arts more accessible. We build skills, grow confidence, and nurture ideas.

We work in partnership with local communities, professional artists, and grassroots organisations. We are a community arts charity based in Leytonstone, East London, and also work in other parts of the UK.

Our positive impact on communities:

Provide creative opportunities, including projects for SEN children, young people, older people, and people experiencing social isolation, domestic violence, and health issues.

Build skills and confidence. Our programmes are designed to help people express themselves creatively, learn new skills and build self-esteem.

Bridge the gap in access to the creative sector. We work with our partners to make the arts more accessible. We work with people from underrepresented backgrounds, and in communities with limited access to arts and culture.

 

Our programmes make a difference:

A young person with SEN (special educational needs) is able to express themselves creatively through a SEN creative club.

An unemployed adult learns to develop their digital arts skills through a digital art workshop.

A group of older people builds social cohesion through a community arts social group.

A group of young people from underrepresented backgrounds learns about climate change through our resource “Nature has the Answers”.

The name Idea Space comes from Alan Moore’s concept of ideas being accessible, discovered and uncovered by more than one mind tapping into the same creative space. He calls this place the idea space. It suggests that the creative process is not something that is reserved for a select few, but something that is open to everyone.

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