Invitation to celebrate young people’s digital art work

The Machina Festival is happening in Exeter on 22 April 2018! Through Daisi’s Machina project young people have created digital art including sculptures, gif animations, digital paintings, films and installations using apps, smartphone technology, coding and other digital techniques alongside traditional media such as painting and sculpture. The Machina festival will be held at Exeter…

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…

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 seeks new Chair of the Board

Daisi is looking for a new, dynamic Chair of the Trustee Board (a Voluntary Role) who is committed to our aims, who will lead and develop the Board, support the Director and the staff, and build on our on-going success through an exciting period of change, expansion and challenge. Click on the links for full…

Re-boot: Uncovering Exeter’s layers of history

Daisi’s recent successful application to Heritage Lottery Fund, has ensured that this new exciting project for 2018 is ready to go. Re-boot is a unique, Exeter focused project that looks at some of the recent events that have occurred in the city, as well as its hidden heritage, to inform a series of highly creative…

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…

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…

Theatre made for a school science lab: inspiring students in science

A collaborative science and arts pilot project with Foot-candle Productions and Queen Elizabeth’s School in Crediton concluded with Meitner Day, a day-long experience for students involving participation activities in arts and science, and watching the show and close-hand from within their own science lab. The mission of Meitner Day day is to inspire more students, and in particular…

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…