Britain's leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people is led by Artistic Director and CEO Maria Oshodi. Extant has become an innovation in arts management and creative practice, bringing a unique cultural perspective of visual impairment to broaden employment, training and consultancy through the arts.

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Three visually impaired people, two female, one male, walk towards camera, airport moving walkways either side of them.

Wanted: English/Japanese speaking access worker

We're looking for an access worker who is fluent in both English and Japanese for a week's work. 

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A Japanese man wearing a shirt and green jumper holds up a textured image of a hand.

Professor Kojiro Hirose

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A group of young people in a brightly lit room giving a lot of attention to a grapefruit-sized ball.

October workshops

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A girl aged 5 or 6 with platinum blonde hair in oversized, tinted glasses with leopard-print frames. She wears a pink and black dress.

Tinted in association with Bloomsbury Festival 2018 [Updated]

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I’m proud to be a patron of Extant, and feel inspired by the company’s ability put the talents of visually impaired artists to so creatively at the heart of its work, giving us a unique perspective on the arts.

Juliet Stevenson MBE, Extant patron