We are a creative education organisation that support young people in developing skills through the arts.
We believe in growing and building relationships with communities to provide the best service we can and be the best that we can be.
Our role is to be the architect of conversations, building projects with the community that best suit it. This means that everything we do is deeply rooted and built from within a community. We do not come in and takeover, we come to talk, to drink tea and help plan and facilitate arts work that inspires and empowers all those who engage with it.
This community centred approach has lead us to create some fantastic work for and with communities, including: running a day of sessions for young people with severe learning differences, supporting young people from across the midlands to secure funding to run their own community projects, engage with over 75,000 young people at the NEC with the Department of Creative and Cultural Skills, turn an café into an arts venue for a day as part of the BBC Get Creative Family Arts Festival, and work with Worcestershire County Council to run arts sessions for young offenders.
In 2017 we're starting on a journey to explore how transparency works in a sector that has to prioritise the safeguarding of young people. This journey starts with our method and mission statement, available here. We don't know what this journey looks like yet, but we'll update you, as we start exploring.