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To tackle the issue of women's financial resilience we must recognise we are not alone, and have fair access to appropriate, local support. Lean On will share financial skills and knowledge about habit-forming and business development support, whilst building networks through action learning sets and mentoring in Bolsover, Derbyshire. Funded by the Smallwood Trust.
Building skills, knowledge and importantly an interest in UK democracy and the lack of diversity within it. Creating an appetite for pro-active participation, individual and collective action through creative faciliation, theatre and creating works for a public exhibition. In partnership with Face Up Theatre and funded by the Women's Votes Centenary Fund.
Ofton Festival (Development)
A development phase in response to the pilot youth-led festival in 2016 in Alfreton. A melting pot of coproduction, local artists & ambitious young people. For Ofton Festival 2018/19 WATCH THIS SPACE. Arts Council funded.
Fire & Wire
Every girl should know her worth and that she is valued for her individuality. Fire & Wire works with girls in former mining communities teaching the basics of neuroscience, developing an understanding of how their brains work and how best they can utilise their physiology and psychology. The project also equips participants with leadership and creative skills, helping them develop their own projects for change at both an individual and community level with younger peers. A partnership with NYA
Womens Suffrage Cententary
An Artist, an installation, a group of women and a group of girls: how can we explore, learn from and celebrate 100years since womens voting rights became lawful in our ex-mining village?
Being The Change
A youth-led holiday club initiative whereby young people develop their leaership skills, gain Silver Arts Award, & deliver 10days of free creative activities for younger peers
At The Kitchen Table
Delivering creative holistic art and craft workshops with and for women and children living in Womens Aid Leicester & Leicestershire's domestic violence refuges
An Artist in residence project across domestic violence refuges in Derbyshire providing holistic creative activity for mums and their children. Grant funded by the Big Lottery & Children In Need
Our Cultural Exchange
An Arts Council funded cultural & creative exchange at Tibshelf School in Derbyshire & their 6 feeder primaries, with visiting students from Mumbai. Supported by 8 local artists & creative practitioners
Our Corner Of The World
Creative activity for young people that generates responses to their locality, in Ironville & Riddings in Derbyshire. Young people will also gain an Arts Award qualification thanks to YouthINC & Derbyshire County Council support.
'Creating Opportunities for Aspiring Leaders', a new arts festival for Alfreton co-produced with young people. Generously supported by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
Spotlighting Blackwell village residents & creating opportunities for others to learn crafts from their neighbours. Supported by the Big Lottery Celebrate fund.
A social action project with young people from Alfreton, Derbyshire. Exploring the town's heritage and culture with a cultural map created as a result. Seed funded by Esmeé Fairbairn and The Mighty Creatives.