Daisi Celebrates 20 Years

On the 23rd October 2018 Daisi invited friends, partners and collaboraters to join us for an evening to celebrate 20 years of fostering arts engagement in the lives of young people in Devon, Torbay and beyond. The evening was held at St Stephen’s church on Exeter’s High Street. The location gave guests the chance to…

Daisi seeks new Board members

Daisi is looking for new Board members and would be delighted to hear from you.  One of the available roles is that of Treasurer.  If you’d like to make a difference to young people’s access to arts opportunities, and be part of building on Daisi’s impact through an exciting period of change, expansion and challenge,…

Unique experiences of working alongside an artist in school

Daisi provides a range of arts workshops, from one-day projects to arts weeks and family engagement events. These are led by quality-assured, professional artists across all art forms from visual arts to creative writing and media. We collaborate closely with artist and audience to adapt each project to the particular age and needs of the…

Daisi is delighted to be part of Exeter Charity Christmas Tree Festival

Our tree is decorated using artwork created by the children and young people who took part in the Re-boot project this year – look out for the snails and the medicine bottles! The festival features thirty five Christmas trees which are beautifully illuminating Exeter’s Princesshay Roman Walk. The lights were switched on on 22 November…

Become a Friend of Daisi

Become a Friend of Daisi and play a vital role in unlocking the arts for children and young people across the South West, enabling us to reach many more people who will feel inspired and challenged through the opportunities we present. You can  become a Friend of Daisi from just £3 a month – please download…

Creative arts sessions supporting young people’s mental health in schools

A collaboration between Daisi, schools, young people, and artists is moving into its second phase with workshops in 8 schools across Devon. ArtEffect is about devising models of creative groups taking place in schools to support young people’s emotional and mental heath.  Daisi has co-devised the project with young people’s settings, and with artists from…

Improving outcomes for children in challenging circumstances through music

Daisi’s Soundwaves project is making sure that musical opportunities are available and accessible to Devon and Torbay’s most in need young people.  Soundwaves, funded by Youth Music, is currently working with vulnerably housed young people, with care leavers, and with staff who support early years children in our most deprived areas.  Follow this link to…

Enhancing wellbeing in Devon communities through commissioned arts participation

Key to the arts wave devon approach is the principle of co-creation: developing arts activities with communities to support local wellbeing needs.  arts wave devon worked in all 31 of Devon’s learning community areas during Devon County Council’s arts participation commission, focusing in particular on creating opportunities with young people, older people, and disabled people. arts wave…