ARTHOUSE Unlimited is a charity that presents the artistic talents of adults living with learning and physical disabilities who require varying levels of support. Over 70 artists work alongside instructors to create artworks which are then developed into products for sale. All artwork derives from the skills each artist brings and every contribution holds real value. 100% of sales revenue sustains the project, enabling it to grow and evolve.In a recent interview, founder Becky Sheraidah states why being part of a team is so important to the ARTHOUSE Unlimited artists “The platform ARTHOUSE is creating an environment where the beneficiaries of the charity, the artists, are themselves included in making the Charity work.
Feelings of involvement, purpose and inclusion help us all keep mentally healthy and we want to offer those feelings to the artists too, alongside the high standards of vital 24-hour support required”
Acceptance, respect and contribution are important too, as Becky explains “The artwork produced tells the story of talent and skill, qualities that are sometimes overlooked in people living with disabilities. The artwork gives a voice to the artists saying ‘I can. I am!’”
It’s not just creating a sense of purpose for the artists. Becky states that the finest moments are when artists get to meet those who buy their artwork. “The artists’ recognising that their skills are truly valued and having a great sense of achievement is vital. Many tear jerking moments have happened when an artists’ painting or design sells when the artist is actually present – that moment is always so special.”
The future aim of ARTHOUSE Unlimited is to offer more people more opportunity and to become a household name in order to change attitudes, helping people to feel integrated, accepted and respected.