Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects. We use a wide range of media to initiate, and respond to, project opportunities in Rochdale and surrounding areas, as well as promoting the development of the arts and examples of good practice across the North West.
Cartwheel has over 30 years experience of promoting imaginative, and often challenging arts projects – we do not shy from confronting difficult or sensitive issues. Our focus is on participation, enabling people who may have had little experience of the arts to explore and develop their creativity and talents, generating a sense of ownership and pride.
We receive annual funding from Link4Life, Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust. Our flagship project Tell Us Another One is funded for three years by Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities. In addition we raise funds for projects from a wide variety of sources, such as charitable trusts and government bodies. Cartwheel is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.