Creative Sparkle: Give the Gift of Creativity this Festive Season  

This December, why not give a gift that will support the life-changing benefits that the arts can bring to young peopleMake a donation to Daisi as part of our Creative Sparkle campaign and we will email you a (pdf) certificate to share with friends and family in place of a gift, celebrating and championing the enormous and wide-ranging benefits that Daisi brings to young people in Devon through the arts. 

Your donation as part of our Creative Sparkle campaign supports Daisi’s continuing work with young people in schools and communities across Devon and Torbay. From workshops in schools which offer children a practical experience with an artform they may never have previously tried, to longer projects in youth and community settings that make a real difference to children’s lives, your contribution will help us to bring creative and inspirational experiences to children in Devon and Torbay.  

school dance workshop

As the festive season approaches, many of us find ourselves wondering how best to balance our budget and sustainability consciousness with the consumerist expectations promoted through the media. And this December those concerns feel substantial.   

In the wake of Covid, and with the huge challenges of the cost-of-living crisis, young people across Devon and Torbay are suffering from more mental health issues than ever before. 

“In the last three years, the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem has increased by 50%. Now, five children in a classroom of 30 are likely to have a mental health problem.” The Childrens Society 

Meanwhile, schools have their purse strings tightened weeklyAccess to the arts is often one of the first priorities to be cut in school, even while children are known to benefit from it and need it now, as much as ever.  

“I had a parent nearly in tears the next morning, as she spoke about how much her child had loved it (the artist workshops) and how it had boosted her confidence. This makes a huge difference to our families.”

Assistant Head, Exeter, after pupils took part in Daisi’s COP27 project.

To receive your (pdf) certificate by email, please complete the form via the link below and donate before Wednesday 20 December 2023. 

And be sure to follow us on social media, where each weekday in December we will be sharing a highlight from Daisi’s portfolio! 

music workshops