albatross arts cic
who we are
who we are
albatross arts cic
Albatross Arts is an organisation that breaks down access barriers to the arts. We support people by providing inclusive, high quality creative opportunities and taking on social challenges together in order to benefit communities. We support people to explore their potential and realise the power of their own creativity.
Everyone has an albatross holding them back from being the best version of themselves. We have a genuine interest in people and inspiring them to feel more empowered, resilient and positive about their life situation.
As an ambitious not-for-for profit Community Interest Company, we exist to make a difference. Born out of lived experience of working across the creative industries & third sector, we were founded in 2020 to address the growing need for quality arts
& wellbeing projects to address societal challenges.
Our projects support many different groups, from young people to the elderly and people struggling with mental illness, disability and social isolation.
We’re a small, professional team offering diverse skills, extensive networks and oodles of lived experience in using the arts as a discursive platform to initiate change.
Inspire change – make connections – empower people.
Creating meaningful social impact is at the heart of everything we do.
● Inclusive: Everyone is included, everyone is supported, everyone is valued
● Ethical: promote equal opportunities
● Integrity: advocate and embody social leadership
● Agents of change: share our impact to inform research & influence policy
● Environmental: mindfully minimise our impact
“The gardener does not make a plant grow.
The job of a gardener is to create optimal conditions.”
- Sir Ken Robinson
Our work excites us, and we’ll do everything we can to help others find the passion and creativity within themselves.
Creativity is at the heart of everything we do. We’re here to develop ideas, encourage imagination and help others reach their potential.
Through collaborations and partnerships, our mission is to take Albatross Arts beyond our current locale across the UK and internationally.
Without a bit of fun, how can we expect our creative sides to shine through?
who we work with
Our work has no boundaries in terms of age, ability or background. We work with a range of Third, Fourth and Public sector organisations as well as corporate & private clients.
Our projects support a diverse range of groups, from young people to the elderly and people struggling with mental illness, disability and social isolation. Clients can expect to build confidence, foster friendships, learn new skills and feel included through transformational creative programming. We collaborate with research and policy making organisations to push boundaries and tackle wider social challenges.
what we offer
Albatross Arts delivers creative workshops, consultancy and training to empower communities to confront and overcome social challenges. Our clients include third, public and private sector clients and can be done in-person, virtually or a mix of both. Our work provides ethical employment opportunities for artists and the future generation of creatives.