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.
smiliing women holding up a painting of love hearts
A proud participant shows off her work after taking part in a Printmaking workshop

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.

Who We Are

We are an inclusive arts organisation working in Lancashire. 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.
A future where under-represented creative people have the opportunity to engage with excellent arts and culture.
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, 2018
Lisa Simpson and Interpreter Kate Threlfall at Dance & Movement project in Garstang, 2018

Get Involved

As a visitor to our website, please do get in touch if you are interested in working with us in the future – we are planning to develop a new theatre group when we are able to work in-person once again and would love for you to contact us should you be interested in getting involved as either a partner organisation, participant or supporter. 

Thank You

2020 was an unprecedented year for us all and has presented arts organisations such as No Label Arts, who work with Disabled and disadvantage people, the challenge of being unable to offer in-person quality arts experiences. Therefore, we would like to take the opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to Arts Council England, the National Lottery, Curious Minds and the University of Central Lancashire’s European Union ERDF Uniteplus project fund for supporting us in 2020; your funding has enabled us to work behind the scenes to develop and sustain No Label Arts during this challenging year.
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
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
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.