Wellbeing through creativity
at the heart of the
Barking & Dagenham community

About Us

Green Shoes Arts delivers high quality arts projects for the community of Barking & Dagenham, enabling people of all ages and backgrounds to access and engage with a wide range of creative and artistic activities.

We believe that artistic and creative activity provides huge benefits to well-being and personal development.

Our projects offer opportunities to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and adults with lived experience of mental health issues, physical and learning disabilities, and social deprivation.

We listen, respond to, and support the needs of our community, working to see positive change through participation in the arts.

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Work with us

We are always interested in meeting new artists to work with across our programmes. We work across all creative disciplines and with all ages and groups.

We have a focus on delivering projects for people with lived experience of physical disability, mental health challenges, and additional needs, and always aim to work with practitioners whose experience mirrors those of our participants.

We are especially interested in hearing from artists who live in the Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

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Without our funders, we would be unable to deliver the volume of projects that we do. We are grateful to all of our funders over the years, and would like to make a particular thank you to LBBD and Global Fund for Children who have supported us consistently over the years allowing the organisation to develop and expand. We are also indebted to our partners for their support.

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