We use creativity to work on generating agency and power, so that those we work with can tackle any societal, environmental, political, personal or cultural problem that is important and impactful to them, their family and/or their community.

Our core principles:Creating change: striving to make a positive differenceBeing context specific: proud to be rooted in people and placeHaving integrity: doing the right thingUnapologetically authentic: considerations for the complexities and qualities at play

Platform Thirty1 is a women-led organisation working across the arts, culture, community and education sectors in the East Midlands.

Core Strands

Domestic abuse refuges

At The Kitchen Table a holistic programme of individual and collaborative activities, aiming to build a stronger sense of self and sense of belonging in women and strengthen the workforceBraveART a project for children to have fun, develop skills and build new relationships through creativity. Term-time weekly sessions and arty party holiday activitiesThe Art of Escapism Supporting survivors of domestic abuse to create new visual sanctuaries that they can get lost in whilst making

Sector development

Creative Women's Network building connections, capacity and connection for freelancers in the creative and cultural industriesLean On a professional development programme for self-employed women in the community and creative sectorsBlack Shale a local cultural education partnership connecting the arts, education and community sectors in Amber Valley and Bolsover (Derbyshire), aiming to improve children and young people’s access to cultural education Supporting survivors of domestic abuse to create new visual sanctuaries that they can get lost in whilst making

Ex-industrial communities

We Are Greater Creative a multile-year change project with co-created, community-led participatory strandsCreative Neighbours unlocking interests and creative talent to develop skills and confidence through volunteeringHome Truths unlocking and capturing working-class history and co-creating outputs with volunteer residents of Blackwell Parish

Get Involved

Event: Creative Women's Network

You're invited to join us for our monthly gathering of Creative Women in business. Whether you're an artist, writer, creative practitioner, or simply someone who appreciates creativity, this network is for you!

Contact Us

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Jodie Cresswell-Waring


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Katie Cresswell

Project Assistant

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Stef Hayden

Community Coordinator

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Lisa McCabe

General Manager

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Mel Perkins

Coming Soon

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Samantha Whelan

Chief Executive

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