Community Programme

The Community Programme is a 12-week Arts for Wellbeing programme that uses creativity as a therapeutic tool to help participants to relax, build in confidence, improve their mental health and connect with others. The small group sessions provide a safe, warm and supportive environment where participants can flourish through a structured programme of therapeutic art-making and the ideal entry-point to Arc.

ARc Community Programmes

Each artist-led session introduces participants to a range of accessible and playful artforms and activities from printmaking and collage to pastels and watercolours. All participants receive an art pack when they start the course so that if they want to they can experience the benefits of creativity at home between workshops. 

Arc’s Wellbeing Programmes Support Worker is on hand to provide participants with one-to-one emotional support during sessions and signposting where needed.

The programme takes place at Arc in Stockport or at Gallery Oldham. Residents from Stockport, Oldham and Tameside can be referred onto the programme or can self-refer by downloading the forms below.

"Never in a million years would I have done art before this course, now I am doing it all the time!"