Candice Raphael Bright Lights detail Susie Waller

Candice Raphael, Bright Lights (detail), 2012, gouache on a watercolour background

Photograph: Susie Waller

Our Principles

As We Are is founded upon a set of principles based on wellbeing and these guide all of our decisions, planning and activities:

  • People who have an intellectual disability come first
  • Allow time and space for ‘being in the moment’ – being aware and in awe of intangible experiences as they unfold
  • Focus of ‘art’ not ‘disability’
  • Ensure the processes and protocols are in place for quality of life experiences
  • Enable enjoyment and enrichment for people who have an intellectual disability, artists who have an intellectual disability and the wider community, and
  • Support mutual wellbeing experiences.