STAA is a charity providing access to the arts to improve people's health and well being. STAA delivers positive arts experiences to enrich peoples' quality of life. We specialise in working with carers, older people with mental health needs and people with dementia though we work with people of all ages from all walks of life. We are celebrating 20 years of working for the people of Sandwell: 1996 to 2016!

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 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 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

Calling carer's groups in Sandwell
: introducing STAA's "Connecting with Carers" Project helping to sustain carers' groups in sandwell. Carers can try new activities, share experiences and have fun together. STAA provides the artist and art materials so your group can try creative activities of their choice. You just need to provide the venue and carers and we can do the rest! Please email STAA for more information on


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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.