Open Arts engages with disabled people in delivering high quality activities and events across a range of art forms. We do this by promoting artistic excellence and encouraging the participation of people with and without disabilities.
Our Mission – To inspire and support the creativity and artistic development of disabled people.
Our Vision – A society that actively values and promotes the creativity and artistic contribution of disabled people.
Our Values – Open Arts is committed to the following 5 values, which underpin every aspect of our work. Inclusion; Respect; Excellence; Integrity and Empowerment.
“Just because you are disabled it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy the arts, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t participate in your particular art form and that’s what Open Arts is all about, opening up the arts to everyone.”
In addition to our year round programmes, we produce other stand alone projects to engage more disabled people in the arts, including children and young people.
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Artists, Arts Access Assistants and Volunteers
Chairperson, Margaret Mann
Vice-Chairperson, Andrea Hope
Treasurer, Ian Lindsay
Secretary, Shane Finnegan
Open Arts ensures the governance of the organisation complies with the requirements of the law and best practice. We are registered with the Charity Commission of Northern Ireland and The Fundraising Regulator.
You can download a selection of our policies below. If you would like information about any of our other policies please contact Eileen, email@example.com.