A closer look at our work; the projects we’ve made and who we’ve made them with



A bilingual play for children which explores communication, friendship, identity, the family unit… and dinosaurs.

Named after the T-Rex at the Manchester Museum, Stan tells the story of a blossoming friendship between a boy who is struggling to cope with the departure of his father, and a deaf girl.

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Old Stock New Stock

Old Stock, New Stock is a series of ambitious artwork that confronts perceptions of ageing and retirement. From engineering experts, to daring DJs and poignant poets, meet our collaborators and their fascinating lives!

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Box Tickers

As the Equality Act 2010 turns 10, Art with Heart has returned to its list of protected characteristics and asked, is ‘protection’ enough? How can we come together and build a future that accommodates everyone? We invite you to listen to their challenges. To engage with their perspectives. To consider a better future.

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Dial brings things back to the basics: two people, a phone and the time to engage creatively and connect meaningfully

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A fun, frank and fearless exploration of ADHD, Mental Health and Diagnosis

With autobiographical storytelling, comedy, and conversations with audiences, Declaration takes you on vibrant and daring adventure.

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The Golden Years Caravan

Celebrating the curiosity, creativity and culture of Greater Manchester’s older generation, The Golden Years Caravan is roving cinema and art gallery featuring a series of ambitious artworks which confront common perceptions of ageing and retirement.

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Squirrel Club

Squirrel Club is for children and young people aged 8+ to help them explore their ADHD by creating their very own character. From cracking nuts naughtily to chit-chattering, this concept can help to find new ways of expressing what it’s like to live with ADHD.

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Artist Brew Day: Advice Sessions & Workshops

Free advice sessions and workshops for creatives, covering everything from; fundraising to building your brand

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Equalities Workshops: Secondary Schools

Our discussion based Equalities Workshops look at diversity and British Values as per Ofsted and DfE guidance. Ideal as part of Enrichment, Citizenship and PSHE timetables, it has been developed with schools, Manchester City Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

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SPACE: Mobile Wellbeing Room

SPACE is a mobile well-being room curated and hosted by mental health practitioner Steph Walker. With well-being tips and activities, it is a space where people take time to take care of themselves.

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Explorer Expedition Challenge

Art with Heart and Z-Arts invite young explorers on an Explorer Expedition that will ignite their imaginations and spark their curiosity and creativity.

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100 Deeds

An ongoing project about gender equality in response to the Women’s Social Political Union slogan ‘Deeds Not Words’.

Launched in 2013 we exhibited over 100 ‘deeds’ from members of the public at People’s History Museum and Museum of London.

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Secret Diaries

Winner of 2013 Theatre Production of the Year at The Co-operative Respect ‘Loved by You’ Awards, Secret Diaries is a performance and education project.

Secret Diaries charts the big stuff in life from teenage years to present day. Set to a soundtrack of 80s and 90s guilty pleasures, laugh, love and re-capture your youth with this honest look at the world through teenage eyes.

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Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Tales

An interactive collection of inspirational tales.

Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Tales celebrates the unsung heroes in our local communities, the women who have inspired us, dedicated time to supporting and encouraging us.

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Queer Youth In Focus

Exploring being young and LGBT in the UK today through workshops, live debate, short film and exhibition.

In collaboration with The Proud Trust, Contact and Manchester City Council.

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WHY? Festival- The Rights of a Child

A short film created by young people on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Contact and Southbank Centre commission for a short film and panel discussion at Southbank Centre, London and launch at Contact Manchester.

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Creative Curriculum: Primary Schools

Creative ways of exploring topics using drama and art help to engage primary school pupils in the curriculum.

We can create bespoke one-off or term long creative curriculum for primary schools. We have a range of experience across topics including Ancient Egypt, Celebrating Diversity, Healthy Me, and Significant People Through History.

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From Me To You

Performed on Public Transport, From Me To You was created for Lost and Found Festival 2012 with Contact Theatre to encourage people to interact with strangers and build a community of commuters!

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Kiss My Heart

An ongoing project about love.

Collecting anonymous stories about the many different types of love we can each experience, which become interactive performances in our little pink tent and art installations.

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Introduction to Producing Workshop

Ideal for students and early career artists, this workshop offers an introduction to different producing models and key aspects of the role: sourcing your creative team, fundraising, finance, tour booking artist development and pastoral care.

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Setting Up A Performing Arts Company Workshop

Ideal for students and early career artists, Art with Heart share their experience of setting up and running a performing arts company.

We discuss the driving force behind setting up a company, the importance of having a shared vision and knowing your voice as a company; in the arts sector and the wider world.

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Crowdfunding for Creatives

We share our experience and top tips for designing and running successful crowdfunding campaigns for creative projects.

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A little piece of our heart

An intergenerational LGBTQ+ storytelling project with young people from The Proud Trust using audio stories and film. Created for Manchester Pride.

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Thumbs Up For Turing

Commissioned by The Museum of Science and Industry, this interactive exhibition and workshop celebrated Alan Turing; the father of modern computing .Through storytelling and visual art we explored how his work has impacted on our lives today.

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Memory Maps Mcr

A celebration of LGBT Manchester. An interactive community exhibition about the celebration of Manchester through LGBTQ+ eyes.

Commissioned by Museum of Science and Industry.

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