Who are we?

Open Art Box CIC is a not-for-profit arts organisation set up in 2019 delivering high quality art projects to people living with early-stage dementia and their carers. 

It is run by two visual artists, Christina Armstrong and Anji Archer and a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers. 

Christina and Anji are both trained artists and Digswell Arts Trust alumni, with over 20 years experience of running and faciliatating community arts projects to a range of different ages and needs.

Our Vision

Open Art Box CIC runs a programme of visual art projects for people living with early-stage dementia and their carers. Our vision is to create accessible, high quality art projects delivered by professional artists that offer unique and meaningful experiences that connect, empower and enhance the wellbeing and quality of life for those living with dementia and their carers. 

Our Funders and Partnerships

How creativity and culture are supporting shielding and vulnerable people at home during Covid-19

A report carried out by the Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance looked into the different ways cultural and creative organisations and individuals have been supporting the most vulnerable in our communities during lockdown. 

We are proud to have been included as one of the case studies in this important report, that highlights the vital role the arts has played in supporting people through this crisis and beyond.

You can read the whole report here.