Rowan is a Cambridge based charity and arts centre for adults with learning disabilities. Using the medium of art we provide a safe, creative and unique environment where students thrive and grow artistically as well as in their own abilities, confidence and self-esteem. We are a vibrant and active part of the art community in Cambridge; operating five studios working in wood, ceramics, textiles, print and mixed-media to produce high quality art and crafts. Music and drama are also run throughout the week. Rowan has an excellent reputation and is considered to be a forward-looking organisation, committed to developing new opportunities in partnership with individuals and organisations. We work with a range of partners locally and regionally to offer wider opportunities to our students including taking part in city-wide events and exhibitions. Rowan aims to empower people with learning disabilities to lead fulfilled, useful and happy lives through enabling them to grow artistically as well as personally; promoting their well-being and dignity. This holistic approach contributes to greater levels of independence and enriches people's lives, self-esteem and confidence levels rise, friendships are formed at Rowan and people experience a real sense of belonging to their community.