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.

Associate Artists at The Lowry, 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

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

ADHD Partnership Award

We were over the moon to be awarded with an ADHD Foundation Partnership Award at their 10th Anniversary Ball in Liverpool, in recognition of our partnership with the charity on Declaration.

 

On the Horizon

  • How arts can save the NHS‘- Sarah will join a panel discussion at Hull’s Substance Future Forum; to discuss how a thriving arts and culture scene can have a huge impact on the health and well being of any town or city.  Thursday 7 Dec, 10:30-11.15am- book here
  • Rachel will be sharing her experience of ‘Setting up as a Freelancer’ on a Panel at HOME’s PUSH Festival on Sunday 14 Jan, 11:00-12:30 @ HOME- book here
  • We’ll be heading out to a number of local schools in February to mark LGBT History Month, exploring LGBTQ equality past, present and future

When we’re back in the office…

Sarah is busy writing our new production, for which she has received a Jerwood Performing Arts Micro Bursary, meanwhile Rachel will be planning some exciting community projects. We’re also making plans to take Declaration out on the road again in 2018.

Who we've
worked with

The Co-operative