STAA is a charity providing access to the arts: participation in creative activities to improve people's health and well being. STAA delivers positive arts experiences that enriches peoples quality of life. We work with people of all ages from all walks of life and specialise in working with carers, older people with mental health needs and people with dementia.

We are a specialist provider of art projects to deliver health improvement: interventions that increase people’s confidence and self esteem to improve mood and alleviate feelings of depression. We provide non medical sources of support in response to mental distress.

We are based in West Bromwich and work with people living in Sandwell and in the wider West Midlands Region.

STAA delivers arts activities such as painting, drawing, visual arts and crafts, music and dance through tailored activity programmes for people in different settings. We use professional artists to deliver our services rather than amateurs and volunteers as the people we work with deserve to experience quality and excellence.

We believe creative activities help people to engage in the life of their communities through shared new experiences and new learning. Opportunities for hobbies and recreation give people more choices about how to live their lives. They help to keep people physically and mentally well and foster a healthier, happier society.

News & Events

Celebrating summer! Residents at Allerton Court are busy creating pictures on a Hawiian theme in their regular arts and crafts group on Wednesday afternoons.

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STAA's Short Creative Courses for Carers.
We are thrilled that this programme is continuing in 2016-17 as we've have had a great  response from carers taking part. If you've always wanted to try something new now is your chance! STAA is offering carers living in Sandwell five sessions of arts activities to give a chance to start a new hobby or just to relax and de-stress. You can refer youself to STAA. Download a leaflet here.