ARTHOUSE Unlimited is a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities all of whom require varying levels of support. The artists work alongside instructors to create artworks which are developed into designer products for sale. All artwork derives from the skills each artist brings to the enterprise and every contribution holds real value.
Offering a sense of purpose lies at the heart of ARTHOUSE Unlimited’s philosophy in line with our belief that feeling truly respected improves health and well-being. We strive to challenge perceptions and to create better acceptance and inclusion for all people living with disabilities.
As we grow we hope to offer more opportunities to people in other towns across the UK. 100% of sales revenue sustains the enterprise, enabling it to expand and evolve.
All the artwork you see featured on ARTHOUSE Unlimited’s products or hanging as originals, start life in the ARTHOUSE studio on Godalming High Street. Sessions are held in the studio twice a day, every weekday with usually around six artists in each one. Some artists attend just one session a week while others come for more. The studio shares the ground floor of ARTHOUSE Unlimited Godalming HQ with it’s successful high street shop. This shared use of space is deliberate; it means that customers are able to enjoy seeing the artwork being created and, in turn, the artists are able to witness their work being sold. All the while, the integration and acceptance of people living with all types of disabilities is being developed in a meaningful way.
The art sessions themselves are led by professional artists, all of whom instruct based on their areas of artistic expertise and passion. Each instructor has developed ways of working with individual groups in a relaxed, inclusive environment. All contributions are valued, with the mix in levels of physical dexterity and ability bringing a raw and unique edge to all work created.