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Celebrating the art that ‘difference’ makes


Level Centre is a charity that celebrates the art that ‘difference’ makes, producing and promoting high quality contemporary work that is powerful and relevant. Everything we do has a value, our support goes beyond creativity offering experiences that make a difference.

  • Free exhibitions that are open to the public
  • Creative workshops on site and in the community
  • Artist opportunities including residencies and commissions
  • Creative spaces to hire for meetings and workshops

We’re a National Portfolio Organisation receiving funding from Arts Council England.


The History of Level

Founded in 1988 by Peter Shelton, Level started life as a charity called First Movement creating art projects for people with learning disabilities. Peter was named in the Independent on Sunday’s Happy List for the impact he had on the happiness of our community.

The charity went from strength to strength, and in 2008 opened a modern, accessible building in Rowsley. Funded by Arts Council England, the building was designed by Clash Architects and received a RIBA Award for excellence. When the building opened, the organisation re-launched as Level Centre.

Our Mission

We celebrate the art that ‘difference’ makes

Our Vision

We unlock the unique talents of disabled creatives. We show the world how powerful ‘difference’ can be.

Support Us

Find out more about how you can support Level and our work, from donations to advocacy and volunteering

Visit Us

Find out more about public transport links to Level and what else there is to do in the area

What's On

Read more about our current exhibitions, installations and events at Level, online and beyond


LEVEL Arts Centre, Old Station Close, Rowsley, DE4 2EL

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