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Redstart Arts aims to develop and deliver visual arts for adults with learning disabilities. We act as a platform for artists with learning disabilities, enabling them to work collaboratively with creative professionals to create high quality art, installations or products that have a valued place within the visual and applied arts world.

Since forming in 2011, our programmes have aimed to foster individual creativity, develop critical thinking, challenging ideas around inclusion and acceptance.

‘This work would not look out of place in a major gallery' 
Eileen Cooper RA, Keeper of the Royal Academy, London

What we do

Redstart Arts was formed in 2011 by professional artist Cash Aspeek. Cash has been working with marginalised groups for over 20 years, focusing particularly on adults and teenagers with learning disabilities. She holds a MA in Inclusive Arts Practice and currently works as an Artist Educator in four London museums including the Royal Academy of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Artists working on Redstart Arts projects

Kristina Page
Brigitte Parusel
Sheila Vollmer
Sinead Kempley

Hannah Trickett

'I am a great fan of the Redstarts, ever since seeing the firstSCAPE project take shape at the Gallery in APT......


Cash Aspeek and Chris Marshall devised similarly inventive and ambitious collaborations for these young people, and worked with them onsite in a very generous and energetic way. 


It was exciting and very moving to see them all so engaged and confident, and the resulting exhibitions, which were spectacular, did everyone proud. 


I would recommend them to any potential supporters as a very creative and deserving team.'


Mali Morris RA


Redstart Arts has worked in partnership with
Horniman Museum for residencies of 2015, 2016 and 2017, Deptford Lounge for the residency of 2016 and Art in Perpetuity Trust 2011-2014

Sponsors and Supporters

John Litchfield, David and Jackie Ryder

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