Combined Arts Projects
Our work often uses a variety of arts practises whether it be music, visual arts, sculpture, circus, and literary arts. We have great connections and relationships with arts practitioners with particular expertises and often combine our skills to develop programmes of work.
Creative Sparks is our large scale combined arts project which utilises a range of arts practises in a unique way. In the bustling centre of Sheffield and around various other locations across the city, we set up a range of exciting, interesting and interactive activities to help to change the young children’s perceptions of public space in a positive way.
Activities such as art and crafts, movement, drama and detective work help children see their habitat differently allowing them to really connect with their environment. You regularly see children charging around a park having fun but how often do you see them really look closely at everything around them? That’s what Creative Sparks is all about; helping the children connect with their world.
Led by adults, the activities generally take up around 90 minutes of time in total, offering a nice way for children to spend a morning or afternoon of their free time. It is a way of bonding with others and the world in which they live.
It has now reached over 1000 children and has a bank of over 200 activities sparking creative ideas, filling the public space with colour, energy and ideas. The children have fun, they are playful but they also claim a share of the space they are in.
"10 out of 10. It wasn't good, it was fantastic!" Participant