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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Arts Council NPO funding for Extant

We are delighted to announce that Extant has received an increase in ACE funding for the next NPO period, 2018/22.

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Picture of Spirit of Resistance participants sitting around a large table examining and talking about relics from the 2nd world war

New Spirit of Resistance legacy film!

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April 2017: Participation Updates

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Right to Write!

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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