Independent Arts Projects (IAP) works with artists to make performance projects (artworks and experiences) for audiences and participants. Projects often explore identity and aim to make space for people to be themselves and see themselves. We sometimes work on stages but also like to work in community, arts, educational, care, online or outdoor spaces.

We believe everyone has a right to creativity no matter your age, background, experience or identity. 

Our programme of shows & workshops is eclectic and evolves over time. It includes: 

  • Great stories – for people of all ages but especially young people and families;
  • New work – we love sharing new ideas and ways of working – we only make new work; 
  • Sensory experiences – made with, by and for people who have additional support needs or who are not usually able to engage with mainstream arts.  

We work with artists to help develop their ideas. We believe creativity is essential for all of us to dream, to do, to thrive and to be. We believe in fair work, fair terms and fair pay. We believe in putting people first. 

We are particularly interested in working with  people who have not seen themselves or people like them on stages or leading projects in Scotland before. That could be on stage, back stage, off stage, in the rehearsal room, in a workshop space, in nature, a writing space, an office or somewhere else completely.

Our projects have been nominated for awards, included in case studies, shared as examples of good practice, received critical acclaim from national media.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more.

Independent Arts Projects Ltd. is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in Scotland, SC581505, and a Registered Charity, SC049294.

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