Music Leaders Reflect

In March, Daisi hosted a conversation day, where our music leaders reflected on how COVID-19 had impacted on their practice and what it taught them about inclusive music making. Conversations took place with all those who attended, considering the learning and the future challenges that COVID had highlighted.  In 2020 in response to the challenges that COVID-19 presented, Daisi was able to offer a one-off bursary to those music…

*BRAND NEW* COVID-amended offer for your school

** Updated School Academic Year 2020 – 21** What’s new? At Daisi we know the arts are more vital now than they have ever been. We have created a diverse offer for schools for the 2020 – 21 academic year; designed to support your pupils throughout the school year in a positive way, through engagement in high-quality arts activities alongside Daisi professional…

Update regarding COVID-19

To all our partners, communities, stakeholders and supporters, we hope you are keeping safe and well in these unprecedented times.    We are delighted to let you know that all Daisi staff will be returning to their normal working patterns on 1st November 2020, following a period of 7 months during which the majority of staff were placed on furlough or flexible furlough leave.  Following…

Safeguarding Requirements

Daisi is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people that engage in any Daisi creative activity. As part of the workforce that helps shape many of these experiences and opportunities, we need to demonstrate that all our staff, our board members and our creative practitioners are aware of and trained to an introductory…

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…

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…

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…

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…