We create opportunities in the arts industry for neurodivergent people


We aim to:

develop participants' confidence, self-expression and skills

nurture talent and foster participants' passion

demonstrate and celebrate participants' talent

challenge societal perceptions of neurodivergence

create pathways into employment in the arts industry

include any person regardless  of their needs

contribute to making the arts inclusive, diverse and accessible to all

Mainspring Arts is an innovative organisation that works across artistic disciplines to provide opportunities for neurodivergent people. We do this by facilitating workshops to develop participants' skills, providing mentoring by industry leaders, and producing professional-standard publications, performances and showcases.

We aim to promote our participants' work to all audiences, with the ultimate aim of mainstream representation of neurodivergence in the arts. We strongly believe that neurodivergent people should have the opportunity to represent their own voices and experiences.