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.
Our tagline is 'seeing things differently', because we want to see ability rather than disability and because we believe we all see things differently.
Since our inception in December 2013 we have held three 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 10,500 cards.
Our work is growing and so is our workload. We now need a development worker to make the initiative more robust and sustainable. We have been given a legacy which we are using to fund a worker for two days a week for 6 months but we would like this role to continue for longer. Can you help us do this please. Any donations are welcome and valuable. We appreciate your support - thank you.For further information and a video showing the cofounders and some of the artists, visit our website: www.autisticeye.co.uk