Arts Wave Devon was an arts programme supporting people to discover and engage with their own creativity and improve their well-being. It aimed to nurture your creative side amongst friends, in an encouraging environment. Arts Wave worked with Devon communities between March 2013-March 2016 to design a varied programme of opportunities, with a particular focus towards supporting groups working with children and young people, older people and people with disabilities.
Each project was designed to support participants to:
• learn new techniques and build upon existing skills
• discover their own creative ability and enjoy the process
• try something new and share experiences with others
• collaborate on creative projects, short or long-term
Arts Wave Devon was a three year partnership between Daisi, Dance in Devon, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Wolf and Water, working with Devon County Council.
Over 14.000 people participated in arts wave devon.
Dance in Devon Projects
April 2013-March 2016
Dance in Devon ran two large community projects in Dawlish and Great Torrington:
September 2014- March 2015
We worked with the local community to design a varied programme of arts opportunities with the theme of ‘Dawlish Journeys’. We ran a poetry project with guest poets including Matt Harvey; parkour performance programme with The Urban Playground; dance taster sessions with Anna Leatherdale; animation tasters with Volkhardt Muller, made lantern with local primary schools, created two community mosaics and ran a large community celebration event with over 500 people.
Fire and Water Great Torrington
September 2015- March 2016
In partnership with Wolf and Water we created a community project to provide new opportunities to the local community. Dance in Devon worked with Sapta Dance to creat a dance film with Jane Mason, local primary school children created a flash mob dance with Kay Crook, Torrington memory café and Woodland Vale care home had dance classes with Jenny Dodd, a dance for Parkinsons group was set up with Becky Jeffery and we worked dance students at Great Torrington School to make a curtain raiser with contemporary dance company Cscape.
We ran free 42 ‘pop-up’ arts tasters in our inflatable orange art tent, visiting local festivals, schools and community events across Devon. We ran a short programme of activity to ‘light the touch paper’ for artists and communities to continue ideas, including dance workshops with Sidmouth local memory café, African dance and mask making workshops with Appledore Holiday Club and creative movement workshops for disabled adults at Hannah’s at Seale Hayne.
Images Arts Wave Devon artists, partners and staff
Film by Tony Walker
Contact Lizzy Humber (Project Manager)