Learning Through Arts is an independent arts and creative learning organisation founded in 1999 and based in Derbyshire. We develop and deliver inspiring, inclusive and innovative arts projects for people of all ages, aiming to create opportunity for involvement in arts practise and address barriers to participation.
Learning Through Arts believes that the arts are a transforming participatory experience that should be open to everyone to experience and enjoy; and a powerful tool for enhancing well-being and enabling creative learning, personal and group development, social inclusion, partnership building and community regeneration.
We value co-creation of projects and in making art work, and so build partnerships in which participants and partner organisations can work collaboratively to connect and communicate through creative practise
LTA puts inclusion at the centre of our work, enabling participation for all, and is committed to developing projects that engage people from marginalised and disadvantaged groups.
LTA has a core focus on arts and health, aiming to enhance emotional and mental well-being and physical health. This aim is carried through both participatory and performance-based work. We aim to inspire and develop creativity; facilitate participants’ personal development and learning, and achievement of goals and aspirations; we create sociable, supportive and safe spaces in which to explore ideas; we encourage fun and value creative play for people of all ages!
LTA has deep experience and a strong reputation as an innovator and leader in the field of performing arts work with children and young people, with people with additional and complex needs, and in the combination of these two areas.
LTA has initiated, developed and managed a number of large scale projects with extended time frames, large budgets, challenging aims, and partnership teams that include a wide range of organisations and collaborating artists. We aim to bring creativity into every aspect of planning and development and delivery.
Whilst based in Wirksworth, LTA works throughout Derbyshire and the East Midlands and has a team of highly experienced freelance art practitioners who collaborate as required for the particular aims and needs of each project.