Ella Ritchie New Years Honours

We’re proud to share that Intoart’s Director, Ella Ritchie, has been awarded MBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to the arts and disability.

“After leaving art college in 2000, I went about setting up the first Intoart project with a grant of £2000 from London Arts (now Arts Council England). Over the past 21 years the founding vision remains our driving force informed by the voice, leadership and artistic direction by people with learning disabilities.

It’s without doubt to me that this recognition is shared with the whole community of Intoart – foremost the artists, staff team, parents, caregivers, support networks, trustees, audiences and those people that are excited to work together and say ‘yes’. Intoart has grown and evolved into a collective endeavour with people that I am extremely proud of and continue to champion for a better future for us all.”