No Label Arts enables Disabled and other under-represented people to realise their creative potential.

We are a Lancashire based arts and culture organisation offering opportunities for Disabled and other under-represented people to develop their creative skills and take part in visual and performing arts projects and events.
two women in wheelchairs are dancing with a woman stood up, they are all smiling.

Who We Are

No Label Arts CIC is based in Lancashire and was founded by our Director Samantha Blackburn in 2016.

We are a Community Interest Company and not-for-profit limited company governed by four Directors: we are a Disabled-led organisation with 75% of our board identifying as Disabled people.

Vision
A future where under-represented creative people have the opportunity to engage with excellent arts and culture.
Mission
To develop the creative potential of under-represented artists and arts industry professionals in Lancashire by supporting them to participate in and produce high quality visual and performing arts & media, to achieve their artistic goals and feel part of society.
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artwork produced at a printmaking workshop at The Foxton Centre
Lisa Simpson and Interpreter Kate Threlfall at Dance & Movement project in Garstang
Lisa Simpson and Interpreter Kate Threlfall at Dance & Movement project in Garstang

What We Do

Over the last five years, we have delivered a series of visual and performing arts projects in partnership with Lancashire and London based Disability Arts organisations and where possible, employing Disabled artists and consultants to deliver our work.


We have also presented touring work by international professional Disabled artists and delivered good practice for accessible venues workshops for artists and venue managers.


No Label Arts have run workshops in:

  • Printmaking and creating 3 dimensional printed mobiles
  • Electronic music making and performance
  • Group instrumental music performance
  • Group singing and percussion
  • Digital music making using software
  • Instrument making with micro-processors and electronics
  • Dance and movement sessions

We have created employment and professional development opportunities for disabled artists and consultants in Lancashire who have delivered work on our behalf in addition to our non-disabled freelance arts practitioners and consultants.

Disabled artists and makers and other under-represented creative practitioners have gained new skills, made new friendships and given access to arts industry connections through taking part in our projects.

We have also presented touring work by international Disabled artists and delivered good practise workshops in making arts venues accessible for performing arts venue managers and visual arts curators.

Our work in underpinned by an ethos of co-production: our arts and cultural offer is informed and produced by Disabled and other under-represented people in the arts and cultural sector including the creative practitioners living in our local communities.

Get Involved

Please get in touch if you are interested in working with us in the future as a partner organisation, participant or supporter.

Thank You

We would like to give our thanks to the following organisations who have supported us

No Label Arts is very grateful to have received support over the years from the following funders:
Arts Council England
Curious Minds
Unite Plus
EU European Regional Development tFund
Youth Music
Imagination Lancaster
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Lottery Community Fund
Lancashire County Council
School For Social Entrepreneurs
Co-op Foundation
The Rank Foundation
We have worked in partnership on our projects with these organisations: We Are Epic/ Epic Arts, Drake Music, the Dukes Theatre, More Music in Morecambe, Caritas Care, the Leonard Cheshire Charity , Attitude is Everything, the University of Central Lancashire’s ‘Something for Everyone’ community music project, the Foxton Centre in Preston, Lancashire.