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My Community Cornerstone: darts (Doncaster Community Arts)

Posted 20/10/2016

darts (Doncaster Community Arts) has served the town of Doncaster for more than 20 years. A team of artists works with people from all over the borough using art to help create a social impact for individual and communities.

The base for darts’ work is The Point on South Parade in the town centre. The Point boasts a large, light-filled contemporary gallery space with a regularly changing exhibition programme, regular creative workshops for families to get involved in and a buzzing café serving a range of home cooked lunches and cakes. 

The Point is a fully accessible building with good transport links in Doncaster town centre. It has a 'Changing Place' facility with hoist, adjustable toilet, sink and full sized changing bed. It is a Makaton Friendly and Dementia Friendly building. 

The Team

The team of artists use artforms such as circus skills, drama, visual arts, film and music to create interesting and inspiring activities. The artist team is backed up by a support team and arts development managers who plan and manage projects. 

Who does it benefit?

darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is open to the entire community. From teachers looking to be more creative in the classroom, families looking for a fun day out, adults with mental health issues or people living with dementia. 

Supported by Arts Council England

Set up in 1946 and using funds from the National Lottery, Arts Council England has continuously put money into good causes. As the Chief Executive, Darren Henley says, it is “investment that will support artistic ambition, strengthen cultural ecology and enrich our communities.”

darts (Doncaster Community Arts) is supported by Arts Council England and also raises funds for projects from other sources like Trusts and Foundations so it can continue its work in the town. 

How can you get involved?

As well as the exhibitions on show in the gallery and a cafe, The Point has regular activities taking place for all ages, You can have a Knit and Knatter, sing as part of the Quirky Choir or bring the family to one of our school holiday workshops.

To find out more please visit www.thepoint.org.uk, call on 01302 341662 or pop in and have a look around. You can also find out more through Facebook and Twitter.

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