Odd Arts uses theatre to challenge inequalities & increase opportunities for people facing the greatest level of discrimination & disadvantage.
We work in three ways: Therapeutic theatre workshops to reduce risk; Interactive theatre tours to empower & educate; Creative & community led social action projects to overcome inequalities.
We work within six main sectors:
Reduce risk of (re) offending
Build more cohesive and safer communities
Improve mental well being including increased confidence and self worth
Improve work based skills through accreditation, communication skills and therapeutic learning
Increase access and engagement to the arts and culture for disadvantaged groups
Therapeutic theatre projects predominantly within secure settings to reduce risk and increase wellbeing
Community-led social action projects using film, visual arts, theatre, movement & spoken word to provide to address grievances and inequalities
Interactive theatre performances and tours which are all community-led and developed with people with lived experience of the issues we address
Corporate training, performances and conferences specifically in communication, equality & diversity, and wellbeing related issues
Empowerment and enrichment for all
Passion for arts and social justice
Freedom to explore new ideas and create
Equality of expression for all staff and stakeholders
Learning from and within everything we do
A restorative and strengths based approach
Empower people to change their lives
Odd Arts is working tirelessly to address the challenges of a society facing increasing division, violence & isolation.
Odd Arts gives people the skills, hope, voice & confidence to make positive change to their own lives.