Learning Disability Week 2021

For many people with a learning disability and their families, getting creative has been a way to stay connected and positive through the challenges of last year.  For Learning Disability Week 2021 we celebrated that art and creativity!


Man Drawing

Get arty this LD week!

We developed some great resources for LD week this year! In case you missed it, here's our Hand Print Spatter Art Pack!

Download here

Chocolate Brownies

Get creative in the kitchen!

Get creative in the kitchen with these great symbolised recipes from Tom Kerridge’s best-selling cookery book, Lose Weight and Get Fit!

Fudgy chocolate brownie, chicken tagine traybake, peri-peri chicken and spicy Mexican-style bean burgers!

Download them here!

Hand drawing

Harry’s Taskmaster Challenge!

Mencap’s very own taskmaster Harry Roche has got a crafty task for you. We asked you to create the #LDArtWeek hashtag out of anything you have at home and take a photo of it from above!

Download the task here (PDF)

Why not try some Makaton?

What better way to celebrate #LDArtWeek than with a visit from Nikki and Lucinda?

They're here to share the Makaton sign for 'to create.' It's the same sign for 'to model' as well!

Why not try some Makaton too?

Make a donation

With your support we can help more people with a learning disability to stay connected.

Please consider donating today.


Other great art organisations

Here's a list of some great art organisations from around the web that might inspire you!

Grayon's Art Club

Grayson Perry, one of Britain's leading artists, brings the nation together through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses


Dark Arts Theatre 

Dark Arts Theatre is an inclusive theatre group


Superstar Arts

Helping learning disabled people to design, make and sell their own products.


Access All Areas

Award-winning, disruptive performance by learning disabled and autistic artists


Impact Theatre

IMPACT is a registered charity dedicated to promoting a positive image of disability


Artists First

Artists First is a group of disabled artists with learning difficulties.


Action Space

support artists with learning disabilities and create innovative projects
for people with learning disabilities


Disability Arts Online

Sharing Disability Arts & Culture with the World.



ANJALI DANCE COMPANY celebrates the creative abilities and artistic potential of people with learning disabilities 


Blue Apple Theatre

Performers with learning disabilities creating ambitious theatre, dance, film and song



Carousel champions the rights of artists with a learning disability to flourish and be celebrated


Shadow Light Artists

A collective of 7 artists with learning disabilities based in Oxford



Corali is a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability


Diverse City

Diverse City is an award winning organisation committed to diversity and equality in the arts


Heart N Soul

Heart N Soul believe in the power and talents of people with learning disabilities


Electric Umbrella

Challenging the perception of people with learning disabilities by empowering and enriching lives through music



DanceSyndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, regardless of ability.



Inspired by a story of two young sisters, ARTXV aims to accelerate the economic independence of disabled artists through the latest wave of technical innovation. They make it easy for artists to create NFTs and find genuine buyers.


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