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!
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!
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?
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
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 is a registered charity dedicated to promoting a positive image of disability
Artists First is a group of disabled artists with learning difficulties.
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 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
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.