Rowan is a Cambridge based arts centre and charity where artists work with people with learning disabilities. Using the medium of art, music and drama we provide a safe, creative and unique environment where students thrive and grow artistically as well as in their own abilities, confidence and self-esteem. We are a vibrant and active part of the art community in Cambridge; operating in wood, ceramics, textiles, print, mixed-media and the performing arts. COVID-19 Update: due to the current COVID-19 crisis we have had to stop running our 'normal' activities and find new ways of continuing to deliver much needed support to our students, support workers, carers and their families. We need to continue to raise funds to ensure we can continue to deliver support NOW and to survive this crisis, covering our ongoing costs so that we can 're-emerge' and continue to provide 'normal' services, post Covid-19. Visit our 'Rowan Crisis Appeal' to donate today!Why the community needs us
Rowan has an excellent reputation and is considered to be a forward-looking organisation, committed to developing new opportunities in partnership with individuals and organisations. We work with a range of partners locally and regionally to offer wider opportunities including taking part in city-wide events and exhibitions. Rowan seeks to raise the abilities of people with learning disabilities, and foster their participation as active and equal citizens.Our impact on the community
Rowan aims to empower people with learning disabilities to lead fulfilled, useful and happy lives through enabling them to grow artistically as well as personally; promoting their well-being and dignity. This holistic approach contributes to greater levels of independence and enriches people's lives, self-esteem and confidence levels rise, friendships are formed at Rowan and people experience a real sense of belonging to their community.