Autistic Eye is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, which promotes, publishes and sells work by artists with Autism. It creates supplementary income for published artists (they receive payment for any of their cards or prints which are sold) and worthwhile meaningful occupation for some. Work includes layout of art work, writing monthly newsletters, packing cards, responding to emails, processing orders and selling cards at local markets and events. This helps the artists promote their work and develop personal and social confidence and skills as well as sharing their talents with the wider community and enriching us all.
Their tagline is 'Seeing Things Differently', because they want to see ability rather than disability and because they believe individuals all see things differently.
Since their inception in December 2013 they have held eight exhibitions, provided art work for the University of Bath Applied Autism Research Centre, set up several 'outposts' (organisations who sell the cards), won local awards and sold over 12,000 cards.
Money raised will be used to take more artists on board, develop their work and provide more opportunities to showcase work by artists with Autism.
For further information and a video showing the cofounders and some of the artists, visit their website: www.autisticeye.co.uk