About Entelechy Arts

Extract from Flying and Falling. Film credit Roswitha Chesher

a bed in a market square with people

BED in Deptford Photo by Roswitha Chesher

Actors on stage with umbrellas

Entelechy Elders Drama Group. Photo credit Roswitha Chesher

children and adults on the floor playing with pasta shapes and shells

Ambient Jam Collective at SDDS. Photo: Tai Gadd

many people with a spiderweb of wool

Ambient Jam influences new sensory ways into moving with artist Shane Waltener at Siobhan Davies Dance studios. Photo: Roswitha Chesher

Young girl hnading plant sculpture to older lady

Ambient Jam collective with Meet Me at The Albany at, Lambeth Garden Museum. Photo: Roswitha Chesher

Children and older people dancing

Entelechy Tea Dance May 2015 Photo: Roswitha Chesher

Entelechy Arts is a participatory arts company based in the London Borough of Lewisham, south east London. 

We collaborate with people from marginalised and excluded communities to place arts practice at the heart of a process striving to achieve more equal, connected and engaged communities.  

Entelechy Arts often works alongside people who have often been invisible and un-regarded members of their communities, either because of disability, underlying health conditions or the ageing process.

We believe that arts practice has a central role to play in re-imagining civic connections between historically marginalised individuals and groups. Participation in the arts enables people to feel present, alive and engaged with their world and with the worlds of others. Art creates new contexts and purpose to increase participation and engagement across generations, across cultures and across abilities.

Within the process of making art, Entelechy Arts creates spaces where people come to meet, to celebrate, to experience each other and the world. Art making can inspire individual and collective imagination.

The established and emerging artists we work with specialise in a range of art forms and practices including dance, theatre, spoken word, music, circus, textiles, singing and sculpture.

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