Codia is a 'not-for-profit' organisation which exists to unlock people's creative potential through the arts.  We do this by working to promote social inclusion, justice and community through music, film, drama, dance, visual art, literature and other forms of creative practice.

"When you sing, you make people vulnerable to change in their lives. You make yourself vulnerable to change in your life. But in the end, you've got to become the change you want to see in the world" 


At the centre of what we do is a commitment to empowering people.  It is this motivation that leads us to believe in making a difference where we can. 

This is why we are dedicated to a disability-led approach to helping improve access to the arts for disabled people. 

We understand that a powerful song, a dramatic performance, a spell-binding story, or an emotive painting can speak louder than a campaigner shouting down a microphone.

This is why we use the arts to bring attention to issues that impact the lives of vulnerable people, like the victims of slavery and slave-like practices


Our ethos is rooted in the Christian social tradition, but minus the religion. 

We demonstrate our faith in action by working in a way which promotes compassion and inclusion, creativity and community, diversity and equality - the stuff we think our faith is actually about.

It is on this axis that we are building a community of artists and ordinary people who want to use their talents to serve, support and empower each other, the wider community and beyond.