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The Independence Studio

The Independence Studio is an art and animation studio that is ran by Carlisle Mencap. Very talented adults with a learning disability create short animated films on important topics to help educate others in a way that is accessible to everyone.

The independence studio is an art and animation studio that is ran by very talented adults with a learning disability. At the Independence Studio we create short animated films on important topics such as voting, healthy eating and hate crime. These films are created in order to help educate others on topics that may be difficult to understand. Along side this we also have a creative enterprise project where we sell some of the crafts that we make in both of the Carlisle Mencap shops as well as in other external sites, to help fund our projects.

The Independence Studio is also somewhere you can make new friends as well as meet up with old one's and has a very warm and friendly atmosphere. 

If you are 18 or over and have an interest in art and animation and would like to get involved in something new and exciting please get in touch.

We are always happy to hear from you!

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