Ditch the clipboard and let us create a bespoke creative community event
Consult a local community regarding plans for a local park or building development?
Inform a local community of future plans?
Generate ideas from children and young people?
If you need support in engaging groups or communities, we can provide the skills and resources to motivate interest and gather information in creative ways.
CYP Arts run creative community and group consultation workshops to shape a series of community engagement events to generate ideas and feedback on what the local people need from a community project, open space or new development.
We liase closely with businesses, councils, housing associations or other groups to create tailor made, fun, creative and hands on workshops. This enables us to to gather information required from a targeted goup of children, young people and families.
Our workshops aim to:
- Build a robust picture of what a local community wants from a given project.
a real sense of participation
We support people with creative ways to input their ideas such as craft actvities, setting up ‘washing lines’ or ‘themed ideas boards’ where they can add their comments.
- Inspire new thinking -reate an inspirational space at your choice of venue or event location offering practical activities – such as contributing to ideas scrapbooks, creating pictures or sculptures – attempting to raise people's aspirations of what's possible.
Very professionally organised and the whole thing felt seamless from start to finish.
CEG - South Bank Leeds Development
"Artists are creative problem-solvers and are invaluable to the consultation process, producing imaginative solutions, inciting debate, generating ideas, and challenging convention. The benefits are clear: using a creative approach from the outset enables people to directly contribute and have ownership of the place where they live. The results are varied and often unique, opening up possibilities and developing confidence in community and individuals around their opinions."
Richard Jones Strategic Arts Co-ordinator for Groundwork East Midlands.