• LGBT History Month at CoolTan Arts

    Celebrate LGBT History Month at CoolTan Arts with a Film Night, Exhibition and COOL Night OUT on Sat 25th Feb...

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  • Open Afternoons

    Visit CoolTan Arts on a monthly Open Afternoon, for a taster workshop, tour and presentations...

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"CoolTan Arts has been a great place for me to come to. It has helped me express myself, grow and overcome obstacles I've come across whilst tackling personal problems through art. The people here are lovely and all very interesting with such varied personalities. It's great"

CoolTan Arts and Michelle Baharier

CoolTan Arts is an award-winning charity that improves mental wellbeing through participation in arts activities.

Michelle Baharier

Michelle Baharier is one of the founders of CoolTan Arts and was CEO between 2010 and 2015. Her passion and determination contributed significantly to establishing CoolTan Arts and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.

The Situation

During 2015, issues regarding Michelle’s management style came to the attention of the Board of Trustees. Several staff, board members, volunteers and participants complained of bullying and harassment and of these, a significant number left. Out of concern for the health and safety and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and participants, the … Read More »

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