We are

Art with Heart

  • Heart
  • Adventure
  • Ambition
  • Compassion
  • Momentum
  • Curiosity
  • Hope
  • Respect
  • Impact
  • Communities
  • You

Creative, curious and collaborative arts adventurers.

For a small company we think big. We are barrier

breakers, dance-floor shakers and loyal caretakers.
We are a warm hug and a wake up call.

We are Art with Heart

We design and deliver Performance, Participation and Education projects from our home in Salford, where you’ll find an open door, a ready boiled kettle and a pot brimming with ideas.

We provide creative experiences in the form of performances, projects, exhibitions, workshops and training to support people to unlock their creativity, discover their voice and test their values.

We engage with thousands of people nationally every year and are always on the hunt for fellow collaborators.

Active citizens, our sleeves are rolled up, prepared to dig deep and explore new territories together. We’re invested in being part of positive change and work to fire conversations, challenge perceptions and galvanise action.

You’ll find us out and about; with performances and projects popping up in all manner of places from theatres to community centres, tents at festivals and occasionally on trams!

Take a look at our portfolio for a peek at our performances and projects and get in touch for a chat about working together.

We are Art with Heart



We create, produce and deliver professional performances which tour to arts venues and unexpected places. Sometimes we tell our stories, sometimes we tell yours, but we’re especially interested in sharing stories that might otherwise go untold.

”A level of empathy and understanding that smashes apart stereotypes and stigma“
The Reviews Hub on 'Declaration'
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We support people to unlock their creativity and discover their voice. We deliver artistic projects and workshops with community and youth groups in open and inclusive environments helping participants to thrive.

”We hugely value their ethical, well considered, sensitive approach and trust them to work with us in engaging some of the most hard to reach communities across Greater Manchester“
Lynsey O’Sullivan
Engagement Manager, The Lowry
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We have over a decade of experience working in various education environments including schools, colleges and pupil referral units and are passionate about encouraging and nurturing creative thinking.

”Students found the session engaging and inspiring. They felt comfortable discussing difficult topics as you created such a lovely, safe space“
Naeem Moosa
The Co-operative Academy Manchester
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We offer a range of professional development workshops for artists and students. Workshops can be adapted for small or large groups and to suit the needs of emerging or more experienced participants.

”I am a physical learner - the workshop catered to all learners. It was very informative and I enjoyed all parts“
Birmingham School of Acting Student
on 'Setting Up A Performing Arts Company' Workshop
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What we're
up to

We’ve launched a merch store!

If you’re an Art with Heart fan, a snappy dresser, or looking to bolster your mug collection, you can pick up some of our marvellous merch. Lynsey (right) wears our black Art with Heart Tee. Start shopping now.

SPACE online wellbeing room

Our wellbeing room has become more mobile than ever before! Explore SPACE online, where you can access activities to do from home, local resource packs and even take part in our mindfulness lucky dip! So log on and explore a whole host of things to read, watch, play and listen to. SPACE online has been curated by mental health practitioner, Steph Walker in partnership with Art with Heart.

Old Stock New Stock

Old Stock New Stock exhibition is live across Greater Manchester. OSNS is a series of ambitious portraits that confront perceptions of ageing and retirement. You can find our portraits located at community spaces throughout GM or view them on our website, alongside fantastic content created by our collective here.

Meet our seedfund winners

We were over the moon to have received an impressive 88 applications for our seed fund for working class creatives based in Greater Manchester. There were 11 recipients of the seed fund – and they are working in many practices including theatre, visual art, photography, poetry, screen, music, participatory arts and circus. The recipients are people who came to us with ideas that inspired us, impressed us – and where it was clear that the fund could make a real difference.

Privacy Policy

Your personal privacy is important to us. You can read all about how we handle your personal data and how we keep it safe here.

Who we've
worked with

The Co-operative
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