For over a decade Arts In The Yard (AITY), a leading community arts organisation, has co-produced art and cultural initiatives alongside and across the communities of Yardley constituency. This includes community events, collaborative projects and wellbeing sessions such as seated yoga and walking. And so, we work with residents and other local partners to ensure these neighbourhoods are vibrant, inclusive and welcoming places.

AITY is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) governed by a board of trustees who, alongside varied professional roles, have experience as Yardley residents. The delivery team for Arts In The Yard are made up of local residents who care deeply about their communities and those that live there.

We deliver the following free programmes and activities plus other ad hoc arts projects:

  • Weekly and monthly arts and crafts workshops
  • Weekly seated exercise / yoga
  • Fortnightly women’s only and men’s only walking groups
  • Soon to be 3 Arts Cafés a month
  • Weekly warm spaces and coffee mornings