Recovery through the Arts

Our Recovery through the Arts projects provide opportunities for those with drug and alcohol problems to develop skills and build confidence through the arts.

At Phoenix Futures we know that recovery goes beyond treatment. It’s also about focusing on a person’s wider recovery to help rebuild lives and keep them on track.

The Recovery through the Arts projects work with the people who use our services on creative projects to help reduce the risk of relapse, deepen engagement with treatment and encourage participants to think about living. 


Our Projects

Here are just a couple of our Recovery through the Arts projects.

Recovery Street Film Festival

The Recovery Street Film Festival is a filmmaking competition and festival that celebrates recovery. The project encourages anyone affected by problems relating to drugs and alcohol to make short films about recovery. The films are then shortlisted by a panel of film industry experts before being screened as part of the Recovery Street Film Festival  across the UK.


The Together Project

The Together Project was established to engage those in recovery with the arts. Dance and drama are at the heart of the project. Participants express themselves through movement and other art forms.

We take recovery to the stage with impressive results. Because it doesn’t feel like therapy, participants respond well to this form of self exploration. 


Want to develop, create or fund an activity?

We work with a wide range of partner organisations, volunteers and funders. If you have an interest in any of these areas and would like to make a positive difference get in touch and let's see what we can do together.

Contact James Armstrong, Director of Marketing and Innovation at

Phoenix Futures is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 284880) and in Scotland (No SCO39008); Company Limited by Guarantee Number 1626869; Registered Provider of Social Housing with Homes England (H3795).