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 is Flatland.

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Flatland project ident: a geometric rainbow over a flat horizon

Recruiting: Volunteers for Flatland

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Maria Oshodi speaks on stage with a picture of the haptic lotus on screen above her

Digital Utopias

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Vicki Amedume, Glen Neath, Kumiko Mendl and Maria Oshodi smile to camera

Flight Paths new R&D

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Visually impaired trainer with white stick talks to a young female Sadler's Wells staff member

Awareness training at Sadler’s Wells

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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