- Anteros Community, Community Interest Company
Unit 6 Greetby Place
Contact: James Hoy
Tel: 07964 826017
Anteros Community provides music education and support for professionals and enthusiasts within the music community and music industry.
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- Arts 2 Heal
Contact: Banu Adam
Tel: 07792 998963
The Charity “Arts 2 Heal” is set up for “The advancement of health” – specifically mental health of vulnerable individuals. Primary aim to provide arts based activities to develop skills of emotional resilience, control, self-acceptance, tolerance, and responsibility. Secondary aim to increase: engagement with culture, social interaction, and contribution to the group / society (employability skills).
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- Artz Centre
Artz Centre in Skelmersdale, West Lancs offers a wide range of creative opportunities to people of all ages.
Our talented team of professionals will take you on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of performing arts and creative media.
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- Brierfield Action in the Community
Contact: Naheed Ashraf
Tel: (01282) 696100
Brierfield Action In the Community – BAIC set up in 2003 by local residents of Brierfield. It consists of Board Directors living in and around Brierfield who manage the operations of the organisation through a project manager. The organisation itself is registered as a ‘not for profit’ company and a ‘Registered Charity’. It has been set up for the benefit of those living within the area of Pendle but primarily Brierfield. It also acts as a catalyst to promote for the benefit of the public in Pendle where there is social and economic deprivation by all or any of the following means:
- the advancement of education, training or retraining;
- the preservation and protection of good health;
- the promotion of equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by promoting the elimination of discrimination on grounds of race, religion, disability or ethnic origin and by promoting attitudes, customs and practices in favour of equality;
- the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities available for use by the community or any section of it;
- the preservation of buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance; the provision of recreational facilities for the public at large or those who by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, have need of such facilities;
- the promotion of public safety and the prevention of crime;to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the community in Pendle in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society.
- ICT facilities
- Cyber Games
- Information and Advice/Guidance by trained staff
- Conference/meeting room
- Video/Music editing suite
- Employment based initiatives
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- Community Arts Development
Contact: Tracy Higgins
Tel: 07907 728708
We aim to offer high quality, affordable and accessible training for local community in both the creative and the technical aspects of theatre, film and television. In the form of regular weekly, evening and daily classes, workshops and apprenticeships and outreach visits to schools and community organisations.
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- Create Inspire C.I.C
4th Floor Media Factory
Contact: Emily Morton
Telephone: 01772 977245 or 07465 132428
We are launching International Record Label Services, Artist Management and Professional Development for music. Working closely with not just the musicians, singers, song writers and music industry professionals. We aim to work from grassroots to professional commercial music artists (minimum of 14 years of age). Supporting people who want want to work in the industry from voluntary level to professional (minimum age of 14 years of age and includes disadvantaged backgrounds, mental health problems, terminal illness, criminal backgrounds, disabilities). We aim to provide employability support and training, apprenticeships, internships and start up business support for musicians to record labels. Running workshops and Professional development training programmes in partnership with organisations such as Music Business School, MMF, Music Tank, Darker Music Talks, Brighter Music, Futureworks and Un-Convention. Planning to include free training and subsidising training costs for some placements (unemployed and students on JSA or ESA). We will be creating a grant scheme for supporting start up music projects and music project growth which will be assessed and chosen by a professional board which we are appointing in time. 70% of our profits will be going towards community projects and charity every year and we can accept social investors.
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- Creativity Works Preston
Contact: Steve Egan
Tel: 07946 612666
The Creativity Works Preston Production Centre is based upon the Danish Production school model.
CWP offers an alternative form of education to people of all ages who need or prefer to learn in a different way to the traditional education system that is predominantly academically based to one that is project-oriented and provides individualistic tuition. The crux of the learning environment and pedagogy is learning through doing; practical work and the solving of tasks in a working community aimed a real production and marketing of goods and services. We offer bespoke training courses in Hair & Beauty, Food & Nutrition, Teaching & learning, Media and Music, Sport and maths & English.
We offer a pre 16 programme to referral agencies such as Schools, Lancashire County Council Missing Education team, Youth Offending team and any agency responsible for young people aged 14-16, with places available for up to 40 young people. We offer a post 16 Programme with places available for up to 50, students.
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- Curious Minds
Coal Clough Lane
Contact: Chris Finn
Tel: (01282) 435835
Curious Minds works to improve children and young people’s lives by increasing opportunities for active participation in arts, culture and creative learning.
We work with others to build a society where children and young people, particularly those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, have plentiful opportunities to participate actively in creative learning and cultural production, in and out of school, leading to the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to contribute fully to society and lead positive and productive lives.
We offer three principal services:
- Creative learning programmes with children and young people in and out of school
- Workforce and partnership development for the cultural and educational sectors
- Leading, influencing and representing the workforce that seeks to improve outcomes for children and young people through the arts, culture and creative learning
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- Divine Days Community Arts CIC
Contact: Katie Whitehead
Tel: 07896 137 236
Divine Days Community Arts CIC is set up to make the Arts accessible to all – we run various creative workshops including Music, Dance, Creative Art and Relaxation.
We have 3 Creative Dance groups for adults with additional needs and we perform in schools delivering interactive workshops to raise awareness and promote inclusion and acceptance. We also offer Creative Workshops for schools to explore themes around Health and Wellbeing and self expression.
Our Award Winning Creative Dance Groups are available for bookings whether as part of your training to raise awareness of additional needs or as part of your celebration event.
We offer a Sensory programme which we deliver in Dementia Care Homes and community settings.
We run Creative workshops for adults living with long term health conditions
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- LPM Dance Theatre
Contact: Helen Gould
Tel: 07812 571560
LPM Dance Theatre is based in Lancaster. The company has an extensive track record delivering a wide range of projects across the region. Lead artists George Adams and Helen Gould are specialists in inclusive practice, education and training. The company strives to deliver innovative new dance experience for new audiences, raising the profile of the positive impact of dance engagement for all.
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- North West Literary Arts c.i.c.
21 Wolseley Street
Contact: Dr. Yvonne Battle-Felton
Tel: 07450 238981
North West Literary Arts is a literary arts organization delivering live literature events and developing writers across the North West. Our mission is to increase diversity in publishing. Our aim is to build community one story at a time. Our organization aims to create engaging, diverse, inclusive live literature events, publish literature from under-represented writers, and to provide platforms for emerging artists and writers in the North West. Through strategic partnerships with universities, cultural organizations and community stakeholders, this organization will establish and grow networks and opportunities that provide ethnic minorities, writers over 30, and writers from working-class backgrounds with developmental, live performance, and publishing opportunities that will grow confidence, create new work, aid in professional development, engage communities not currently engaging in art, and empower new voices. Our consumers are funding bodies, organizations, publishers and agencies. We are interested in collaborating, creating, leading, and delivering publishing opportunities.
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- Power of Music (North West) CIC
Tel: 07710 756894
Power of Music through music therapy, singing and sharing music deliver planned sessions that incorporate peer support and social interaction. Our music sessions are designed to help people and their families living with a long term condition such as dementia. Meeting people and sharing music on a regular basis encourages peer support creating important networking where people come together to share their experiences. The Power of Music CIC already has two Community Choirs called the “Songbirds” in West Lancashire. The project is to develop “Singing For Health” sessions delivered by some of our choir members and our choir facilitator within residential and day care settings for people living with a long term health condition such as dementia, COPD, stroke and mental health. The Power of Music has already worked with the British Lung Foundation, Stroke Association and the Alzheimer’s society.
Our aim is to help and support people who can be isolated and dis-empowered as a result of the advanced stage of their dementia or other long term health conditions. These musical and personal interactions identify and build upon areas still intact in a person suffering the losses associated with the later stages of Alzheimer’s or, other forms of dementia or stroke such as memory, physical capacities, personality changes and accompanying loss of identity. Power of Music can deliver a “Singing for Health” programme designed to support care staff to develop their understanding of how music can benefit and support the emotional needs of people with dementia in the context of a person-centred approach to dementia care.
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- Ribcaged Productions Ltd
Contact: Owen Phillips
Tel: 01200 429256
Ribcaged Productions Ltd is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are an award-winning theatre company which works extensively with children and young people on drama events and projects. Our work in schools, as well as being focused on theatre, art and entertainment , also provides workshop opportunities to work on and consider current social issues. In secondary schools we have worked on funded projects on Dealt (drugs misuse), Debt (debt management) and Consent (on sexual health). We are currently engaged on a major project to establish a multi-use community hub in the Clitheroe area to work with other charities in one large property, thereby bringing together a wide-range of activities to provide community support, and engagement.
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- They Eat Culture
South Meadow Lane
Contact: Jackie Jones
Tel: (01772) 499207
They Eat Culture is a direct creative intervention into the cultural life of Preston and Lancashire. We programme, curate, commission and produce arts & cultural work, and run culturally engaging, in-deep projects co-designed with communities.
They Eat Culture is a Lancashire strategic arts organization & sits on the execs for Arts Lancashire Consortia & Preston Creative Partnership.
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- Tick the Publicity Box CIC
Contact: Alistair Clarke
Tel: (01253) 302602
Twice nominated as Creative Company of the Year, Tick The Publicity Box – specialists in media, marketing and PR – gives clients in the third sector a professional image and assists them with all aspects of promotion from design and printing, buying media space, staging events and presentations.
The social enterprise also provides services to local authorities and the NHS which, in turn, provides a surplus which helps various charitable groups.
To us, the key to a successful social economy is for CICs to keep focused on building their business, making it sustainable and winning more contracts. Providing them with a professional image and meaningful marketing is critical to delivering that success.
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