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 9,000 cards.
Until now we have used a relative's computer for layout but as they and we become busier this is becoming unsustainable. Consequently, we are looking to raise money so that Autistic Eye can have its own computer for design and layout. We aim to raise this money by entering a team of runners in the Bath Half in March 2018
Any additional money raised will be put towards a development worker and start up for a cafe where artists can meet, develop and potentially collaborate on their work. This will also raise further awareness about the initiative and the artist's work, as well as potentially reduce the isolation often associated with Autism.For further information and a video showing the cofounders and some of the artists, visit our website: www.autisticeye.co.uk