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About us

Suffolk Artlink is a participatory arts charity working to support health and wellbeing for communities in the East

What we do

Our creative projects help people transform their lives through the arts by bringing skills, support networks, confidence and joy to communities in the East.

We work in places including hospitals, hospices, residential homes, schools and community venues.

Our work is led by experienced arts practitioners, encompassing a rich variety of art forms, and is delivered in close partnership with care, education, voluntary and community organisations.

Our history

Suffolk Artlink was established in the early 1980’s as a member of the National Shape Network, working across Suffolk to focus on disability arts. In 1994 we were taken under the umbrella of Optua (formerly Rethink Disability). Following a feasibility study we developed towards becoming an independent arts inclusion agency. Suffolk Artlink went on to become a registered charity in August 2005, enjoying its first year as a fully operational arts and social inclusion charity in 2006.

Since then Suffolk Artlink has gone from strength to strength, running numerous projects across Suffolk. With an ever-changing programme of projects, as well as a few old favourites, we are constantly evolving to bring unique and exciting arts opportunities, improving lives and inspiring many in the community with arts access for all.

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