In 2015/16 Carousel
Workshops led by artists with learning disabilities
events including club nights, film screenings and radio shows
Reached an audience of
who attended, watched or listened to a Carousel event
press stories in printed media, and hundreds more on websites and social media
Carousel believes that learning disabled artists make a vital contribution to the world we live in. It is an organisation that puts learning disabled people in control of their art; in film, music, performance and production. Carousel challenges expectations of what great art is and who can create it. Our work is planned, managed and delivered by learning disabled teams and 50% of our Board members have a learning disability.
Whilst many of our artistic activities are programmed for the years ahead, there are ways to get involved with our work as an artist or volunteer, as audience or as a supporter. See the What We Do pages and discover the Oska Bright Film Festival, our new online graphic novel Curing Perfect, multi-media performance Creatures of the Revolution and Creative Minds, the national conversation about learning disability arts.
Learning disabled leaders, governance and achievements
Carousel helps learning disabled artists develop and manage their creative lives, true to their voice and vision. For over thirty years we have been enabling learning disabled people to do the things you take for granted. It is a small organisation doing a huge amount; raising the profile of learning disabled art, disrupting the status-quo and enriching the lives of everyone it touches.
Years providing world class support
Find out more about us in our 15-16 Annual Review
Carousel is proud to have 50% of its Board positions, including the Chair, held by learning disabled people.
Patron: Lord Bassam of Brighton
President: The Mayor of Brighton and Hove
Our Trustees are:
Sarah Watson, Chair
Nick Jenkins, Secretary
Pauline Wild, Treasurer