We create projects for museums, art galleries, community groups, schools, charities, libraries, youth organisations, theatres, festivals…
We can provide bespoke arts projects tailored to your specific needs. We create projects that focus on skills, fun, creative learning or that are primarily about health and wellbeing, dealing with social issues, bullying, community engagement or that teach or interpret history, science, art or literature. We create projects for babies, for children, families, young people, teenagers, different ethnic and cultural groups, older people, divided communities, workplace learning, for public engagement, to bring museums and galleries to life. We are always excited to discuss ideas and to explore ways of working. We love meeting new people and we are here to help, to advise and to create.
Theatre Film Video Photography Audio Radio Music Sensory Storytelling Arts&Crafts Puppetry Acting Writing Poetry
Help us build your project:
- Choose a time frame: One day day, multiple days, a week, a term or longer. Do you need a regular weekly event or a short intense one.
- Tell us about your group: Perhaps you are a school or a care home or a museum or theatre or a community group. Knowing the demographics is really important to tailor a project to your participants- knowing things like existing skill level, ages ranges, interests really helps us plan our sessions.
- How many people: This doesn’t have to be precise but knowing rough numbers lets us estimate how long particular activities will take. Some activities work best with a large group and others with small numbers. So the content may vary by group size. It also lets us gauge how many facilitators would be needed. We can provide 1 or up to 15 facilitators depending on what you want.
- What would you like the project to focus on: We can teach skills (writing, drama, photography etc) or explore an issue (Eg. bullying, health, community relations) or area of study (eg. history, science, art, a particular play etc.). It can encompass a mix of these. Perhaps the project is about group bonding or about learning something new. Knowing the main focus helps us create the best possible experience. This information also lets us know which of our facilitators would be right for the project. We have facilitators with different specialisms.
- Where will the project take place? Will it be in your venue and if so what is the space like. We can tailor projects to space availability. We can also provide a venue. We can work outdoors, in marquees, in found spaces, site specific locations, classrooms, libraries, care homes, theatres, galleries etc. Depending on the project we will have risk assessment, technology and logistical considerations-for example if your venue is upstairs it might make using heavy lighting, staging or sound equipment difficult.
- Quality level: This goes hand in hand with budget but for most items outside of facilitator time (which is a fixed rate in line with industry paygrades) there will be flexibility. Costumes, technical equipment, production level etc are all variable and depend on budgets. We can quote for different levels from good basic to broadcast quality audio/ video equipment for example.
- Budget: We can generate quotes based on past projects and timeframes and give you a choice of prices. If you know your budget then its always good to know your priorities in terms of outcomes so we can balance the quote appropriately to make it as competitive as possible. We are always upfront about costs and are happy to work to a budget or provide a competitive quote.
- Start to finish: What are your start date and end dates for the project. We need to know this to see how long will we have to develop ideas.
- Creative Concerns: How much input would you like? Are you happy for us to have creative control or do you want to be in charge of this or will it be somewhere in the middle. Is there a particular requirement to fit into a wider theme? Should the project be artist driven, client driven or participant focused. Most projects have varying degrees but its important to know if any end product needs to have a quality element to it or if it is entirely about the learning or participants creative process.
- Outcomes: Any project can have multiple outcomes-what would you like to gain from the project. This could range from individual participant engagement and well being to a stunning event that captures the public.
We love projects which are process driven. That is, the most important element is the learning, creativity, wellbeing and experiences that participants gain on the project. That said we also love producing things and it can add an extra element of satisfaction, pride or sense of achievement when there is an end product. In many projects quality, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in others a high quality end product is important-be it an artwork, a performance, a recording or publication. Whatever the outcome we can work to your brief to produce the best project possible within your budget and timeframe.