You are someone who creates work in your spare time. You may sell or present your work occasionally, but it is not your main form of income – your motivation to create is based on your love of the craft. Non-professionals encompass all age ranges and are the foundation of the cultural arts community.

Get Involved

Our offers are split between Performance and Visual Arts, so explore what we have available for each and see what excites you the most.

  • Come and see our performances – Our theatre shows are always open to the public and you can book your place through our What’s On page.
  • Movers – an independent theatre company based at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester that work with learning disabled actors supported by a steering committee.
  • Support with Access within our building and events.
  • Come and see our exhibitions – Our galleries are always open to the public, so come along and explore today.
  • Gallery Lates – We leave our galleries open late to host music, artists, performances and more with good food and good company. Explore our socials to see when the next Gallery Lates is happening.
  • Creative Learning Courses and Workshops – Explore new artistic passions through our courses and workshops ran by experts within their craft.
  • Artist Talks – We are always so excited to host artists talking about their work and craft, and we invite you to come and experience this as well. Explore our exhibitions page and socials to see who is talking next.
  • Gallery Events – Whether it’s an exhibition launch, talk, or performance, we invite you to join us in the celebrations.
  • Support with Access within our building and events.

Disability Arts Online

An organisation led by disabled people, set up to advance disability arts and culture within the sector.

Artist Union England

A great resource for support, guidance and advice regarded your artistic career and rights when working.

CVAN East Midlands

CVAN celebrates and supports arts and culture in the East Midlands, emphasising equity and access for all arts workers.


An arts commissioning programme that aims to embed work by disabled artists within cultural sectors to shift perceptions of disabled people.


The largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK that has a reputation for providing compelling insights and informing cultural policy.



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