Pelican Project

Where disability belongs

What is the Pelican Project?

Young people of all abilities and backgrounds have the potential to make a vital contribution to their communities. Here at The Pelican Project, we don’t just provide, we take; take skills, passions and experience and help share these where it can make a difference.

We are currently working with young adults with learning disabilities and from mainstream settings, care providers, supported-living homes, enablers, families, artists and cultural venues in and around Exeter to create a thriving and diverse network, or flock as we like to say.


Our journey

One year ago, we set out on a journey without really knowing where we would to end up. However, we knew with certainty that our core members creative energy would lead us toward improving Exeter’s Arts and Culture scene. In this experimental, risky and unchartered territory, we were proved right at every turn. Here we present a brief overview of our activities over the past 18 months that that have delivered us to a clear vision of how we want to develop our work and how we can raise the profile of our core members as valuable contributors to Arts and Culture across the city.

Read it here

Liminal Spaces

A collaborative theatre piece from The Pelican Project

About us

The Pelican Project is driven to support young people and their families to show what they have to offer and lead fulfilling lives in this amazing city!

dancing event

We work closely with

This is just a short list of who we work with:
The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), Exeter Phoenix, The Bike Shed, Libraries Unlimited, Just4Funk , Shine Music Devon, Double Elephant Print Workshop, Exeter College, Rio


How to get started

Whatever your skillset, ability or interests we want you to fly with us! We work in lots of different ways with a diverse group of people. Whether you are an individual with additional needs, a carer, an enabler, a family member or someone who just wants to get involved, we can support you to access new experiences. Read below to see how you can start your journey with us.

Ben and Charlie

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