Who we are
Alliance Arts was established to give those with an interest for the arts, the opportunity to participate without having any previous skill. We are a team that pride ourselves on bringing communities together whilst transforming people into aspiring healthy individuals. Starting as a concept founded by Torron-Lee Dewar in 2010, the core values reflected on improving the lack of positive outlets available in the community. Alliance Arts has been a foundation for 1000's of aspiring artists in Britain through not only our own services but also via our outlets in schools, colleges and other organisations.
The founder encourages many people of all ages to get involved in the arts and his creativity has travelled both nationally and internationally. Torron-Lee was recently honoured a BCAa for Service to Arts, presented at the Palace of Westminster. The British Citizen Award (BCA) is one of the country's highest accolades.
Our work has been proven to transform lives and has taken young people away from street crime, self-harming, depression and Anti-Social Behaviour. When people come to Alliance Arts, they realise they can become more than what they thought they could be. Our artists inspire the minds of people across the country to work hard and fight for the things that matter, whilst changing the stereotypical portrayal of those from less fortunate backgrounds. The founder is also an author and is an ambassador of The Spirit of London Awards which was created by the Damilola Taylor Trust in 2009. The BCA Honours held at the House of Lords also recently made Torron-Lee an Ambassador.
"The great thing about Alliance Arts is individuals who wouldn’t normally cross paths do so, and end up learning so much from each other. Alliance Arts break down barriers in our cities and give back in every way possible. That's what makes their vision so uniquely strong."
Dame Mary Perkins DBE Founder of Specsavers & Torron-Lee Dewar BCAa at the British Citizen Awards, London
"People need to remember that the arts is about expressing the inner emotions, and not all about impressing others. Many people fall down the same trap of trying too hard to become the next famous artist and often feel pressured if they don't succeed. Instead, people should learn to love their passion for creativity regardless of the level or background you're from and dive into the arts because it makes you feel great. To achieve great things, you must be optimistic, consistent and above all... patient. If you can do these 3 things, you'll have no trouble conquering pretty much anything. And remember... it's all about being different!"
Torron-Lee Dewar BCAa