Who we are

Gig-Arts was founded in 2005 and became a registered charity in 2013. Gig-Arts helps young visual and performing artists in the UK and internationally to ‘make a living and make a difference’.

We work with young people in three main areas: education, special needs and on selected themes. We partner and collaborate with schools, colleges, universities, centres for the disabled and disaster relief organisations across the charitable sector.

Our work consists of running ‘rock-concert styled’ events in theatres and marquees where young people gain enterprise skills, gig live on stage and give back to their local communities. 

Our focus is on inspiring young people to help others. Our young artists, musicians and actors achieve this by creating paintings for hospices, displaying hand-made bunting in street cafes, running drawing classes for the elderly, and putting on concerts to entertain the disadvantaged. The impact of their outreach is measurable and deeply appreciated – and this is the power of the young Gig-Arts Leaders of Tomorrow.

Increasingly, we are gaining an international focus and are working to develop hubs in Dublin, Atlanta and New York.

Many Charities are vulnerable at the moment due to a restricted economic climate. Our combination of creativity and innovation can help to relieve that pressure by implementing strategies that can successfully nurture and inspire youth volunteering in the Arts. 

Our aim is to be a leader within the Arts charitable sector, creating pioneering and enterprising programmes and fundraising solutions at a time when new approaches are much needed.