mural on side of building

Past Projects

Creative Biosphere

view over fields

The Creative Biosphere project, a partnership of Brading Roman VillaIndependent ArtsNew Carnival CompanyQuay Arts and Ventnor Exchange, alongside five schools and five Island artists, aimed to inspire creativity within young people through the Island’s UNESCO Biosphere Status. 

The project was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (IWAONB), by the two High Street Heritage Action Zones (Newport and Ryde) and Ventnor Exchange’s #IWILL project.

Find out more about the project here.

Supporting Young Minds

The Supporting Young Minds project challenged young people, aged 12-18, to create ‘place-changing’ public artworks that connected with other young people, as well as the wider community, encouraging them to get outside, be more physically active and engage with the Isle of Wight Biosphere. Read more about the project and see how it continues to develop here.

2022 Cultural Education Conference

The ‘Inspiring Young Lives’ Cultural Education Conference took place in October 2022.

It was an event that brought together cultural individuals and organisations with educators to share in their passion for cultural and creative education as a driver for success.

Read and see more about the speakers, workshops and events of the day here.

Lift The Lid

Lift the Lid on Island Culture – reigniting a sense of pride and passion in cultural heritage on the Isle of Wight from 2018 – 2020. Supported by Arts Council England, Artswork Ltd, IWAONB, IW Council and the Mike Howley Trust.

Hidden Heroes

Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes – audience-engagement programme launched in 2018. Funded by Arts Council England through the Museum Resilience Fund.