Transforming people and places with collaborative art

Arts Lab is a social enterprise that uses experimental visual art to connect artists and communities for mutual benefit. 

We run a What’s On programme of events and workshops from our home studio at Dartington in South Devon.

We involve communities in hands on creative making – from carers and children to teachers and students; prison officers and prisoners to corporate leaders and office workers.

We support artists to develop their practices in new, exciting ways that connect with communities.

We share inspiring case studies and stories of people and organisations we’ve worked with.



A platform for artists to meet, make work, and above all, to experiment

A platform for artists


The Curious

A place for everyone to sign up for workshops, exhibitions and events

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The Vault

Explore our experiments, people we’ve worked with and projects

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Workshops and away days

What’s on at Arts Lab

After School Art Club
28/10/2019 - 16/12/20194:00 pm - 6:00 pm
After School Art Club

Weekly after school art club for 8-14 year olds with Arts Lab’s Sophy D’Angelo. Developing ideas and talents in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, students learn new skills and experiment with mixed media.

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Making Mondays – Drawing & Painting
28/10/2019 - 16/12/20196:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Making Mondays – Drawing & Painting

Weekly experimental drawing and painting classes for complete beginners, those who’ve had art in their lives and want more or anyone feeling adventurous to try something new.

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Open days - Open Studio
24/11/2019 - 14/12/201910:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open days - Open Studio

Arts Lab welcomes drop-in visits from anyone interested in finding out more about what we do. Come and see our latest exhibition, buy some art, sign up for a workshop or simply have a chat. 

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Behind the scenes

I joined the art workshop to support my adult son who is recovering from a mental health problem. It is helping him enormously and in a climate of severe cuts in the NHS, it is the only therapy group in our area.


A massive thank you to Arts Lab. It has been such a rich experience, transforming my life. I now have friends for the first time in years with enough confidence & optimism to go out into the world.

Janie aged 19

Thank you for hosting, organising and inspiring the most fantastic sessions in your studio – everyone loves them!

Eva Hamilton MBE
- Founder & CEO of Key4Life

The studio at Dartington feels like another world which helps students remember educational experiences in a positive light.

Ben Moon
- Art Tutor

Arts Lab is ideal for young people with emotional and medical/mental health difficulties. Students feel safe there, overcome their reluctance to get involved and have fun.

Assistant Principal
- Schools Company South & West Devon Academy

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