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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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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Two pairs of venue staff lead one another in a sighted guiding exercise in the foyer at mac Birmingham.

Regional Hub Building Programme: Manchester and Birmingham update

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Absurd dramatist Eugene Ionesco rests his head on a pile of manuscript and journals, with more books stacked up high to his left.

East London Writers Project

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Extant are world leaders - at the forefront of excellence and debate about how audio-description might be integrated into performance. Nobody does it better.

Sarah Pickthall, artist