STAA is a charity providing access to the arts to improve people's health and well being. We deliver positive arts experiences to enrich peoples' quality of life. We started in 1996 and work with people of all ages and all walks of life. We specialise in supporting carers, older people with mental health needs and people with dementia.

We are a specialist provider of art projects to deliver health improvement: increasing people’s confidence and self esteem, improving mood and alleviating feelings of depression.

We are based in West Bromwich and work with people living in Sandwell and the wider West Midlands Region. We use professional artists to ensure the quality and excellence of our services.

We believe engaging in 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.

STAA recognises that at times where funds are very limited they need to be spent on the basics. Even so, it is vital to remember that for some engaging in the arts makes life worth living and can be the only reason that they keep going.

News & Events

Residents and staff at Allerton Court are having lots of fun creating their summer art installation. This summer's theme is 'the British Seaside' with sandcastles, buckets & spades, and their magnificantly constructed 'Punch and Judy' theatre pictured here.

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STAA's Short Creative Courses for Carers.
We are thrilled that this programme is continuing for its fourth year in 2017-18 thanks to  small grant from Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. We've 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 have a chance to start a new hobby or just to relax and de-stress. You can refer youself to STAA. Download a leaflet here.