Our mission is to inspire the next generation of artists, makers and producers, and to amplify the voice of young people and marginalised communities.  We champion the arts as a means for self-expression, through accessible participatory projects that encourage co-creation and enhance wellbeing.

We support young people to achieve arts qualifications and collaborate with cultural organisations, charities and schools to create work experience and employment opportunities.

We work with partners across the region and beyond to address barriers to creativity, particularly for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities, living in challenging circumstances or economic deprivation, or from places with limited cultural provision.

We strive to be innovative and adaptable, making work that is engaging, moving and fun.

Art kits

Family Weekend: Artist Patrick Bullock and Lily Kids Photo: Paul Mansield
The Lily Foundation Annual Family weekend

Our Process

Supporting children & young people's creativity is at the heart of what we do.

In classes, workshops & events, both in-person & online. Our participants imagine & experiment via the process of creating & all involved get to experience extraordinary moments. 

Artpod is fully committed to supporting emerging young artists, both as an arts award centre & arts award advisers (discover- gold). We advocate creative relationships to nurture the next generation of artists, makers and inventors.

Image created by a young artist from the Virtual School during our art box and live video classes in collaboration with artist Jo Coles and Future Creators.
Artist Bethany from The Virtual School Art Club


Based in Rottingdean, Artpod is both an art studio & traditional shop by the sea however our twist is, we also make, sell and hire our creations and that of other local artists.


Unicorn made by Sharon Mee: Enchanted Horsham . Photo: Robin Morley