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.

Our latest project was a spring 2016 re-tour of Ionesco's The Chairs.

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B&W image of a man in an empty space. His body is transparent and casting two shadows, one in front and the other on on a screen behind him

‘Catching the Ghost’ - Guide Dogs Week 2016

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An event poster for the RPFB 40th anniversary with red and black background and pictures of five different performers

40th Anniversary Fundraiser for RP Fighting Blindness

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13 people standing in a circle, listening to Elizabeth Wainwright (second person to the right) at The Lowry.

Participation: July update and new opportunities

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Group photo of the Chairs winners Louise, Anna and Beatrice holding certificates with 4 other members of the Extant team and Bella the dog.

Success at the SMA’s!

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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