We are

Art with Heart

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Shaping change together through creative projects

We are Art with Heart

We’re Art with Heart, an award-winning Salford based arts company that designs and delivers performances, workshops and people-led creative projects for community groups, arts organisations and schools across the UK.

We believe that when people come together through theatre and art, they have the power to make change – and that it’s our responsibility to create accessible, representative spaces where they can give it a try.

That change can take place where it’s needed: in theatres, classrooms, community centres, libraries, on trams – and even in caravans – using whatever artform fits best: plays, podcasts, workshops, films and exhibitions. We’re changemakers and celebrators, working with people on their terms to collaborate, create and make tangible social action, together.

Find out more about our performances and projects in our portfolio and get in touch for a chat about working together.

We are Art with Heart

Creative
Experiences

Performance

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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Participation

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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Education

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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Training

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’re touring Stan!

Next February we’re hitting the road with our children’s theatre production, Stan. To find out more and book your tickets, take a sneak peek here. Sam is a dinosaur loving 8 year-old whose world changes after his parents separate. He meets Alex, a deaf girl with a vivid imagination and the two adventure to meet Stan, the T-rex at Manchester Museum. Stan is performed in English and British Sign Language, embedding creative captions and animated dinosaurs within the set.

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.

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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