Mainspring Arts is a not-for-profit organisation. With your help, we can work towards making the arts diverse, inclusive and accessible to all. 


We rely on grants and donations to fund our exciting programme of creative opportunities for neurodivergent people. Your donation could make a real difference.

Any contribution, no matter how big or small, will be so gratefully received and will go towards the running costs of our projects.

Our first major project, Square Peg Stories, was a creative writing opportunity for adults on the autism spectrum. We’re currently running a playwriting programme, Square Peg Scripts, which has seen six neurodivergent writers produce original short plays with mentoring by established playwrights. We’ve got lots more exciting projects in the pipeline… so watch this space!

We’re currently crowdfunding the publication of In Other Words, a beautiful anthology of stories by autistic authors and the result of Square Peg Stories. Click on the button below to be taken to our crowdfunding page, where you can pledge for a copy of the book - as well as lots of other exciting rewards!