Devon Cultural Education Partnership (DCEP) 

Local Cultural Education Partnerships (LCEPs) support children and young people to fulfil their creative potential and access high-quality cultural experiences where they live, where they go to school, and where they spend their free time.   Partners come together from across sectors, responding to local needs and interests, to drive a more joined-up cultural education offer,…

Talking Turns | New arts partnership with schools in Torbay to support oracy and literacy skills

Torbay’s children are to get extra help with their literacy through schools’ brand-new partnership with local arts organisations, as we have been successful in gaining funding through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts Based Learning Fund. Talking Turns is a new partnership project with Project Lead Partners Daisi (Lead Organisation), Doorstep Arts, Sound Communities, and Riviera Education Trust, and 11 Participating Partner schools in Torbay,…

Daisi News

Did you know that Daisi publishes two termly newsletters, open to anybody in the arts and education sectors? We are pleased to share our latest news here. Teachers and Youth Leaders If you are a teacher, or you work in the broader education and youth sector, check out our Arts Education newsletter. Subscribe to our…

**NEW** Teacher Nurture: Connecting with Clay

We are delighted to announce the second series of Daisi’s new online Teacher Development sessions – affectionately named Teacher Nurture to reflect the principle that creatively confident teachers are better able to cultivate the same skills in their students. The next series of three twilight sessions will work with artist Anna Boland to get to…

Daisi’s Mentoring Programme

For the past four years, we’ve been running a highly successful mentoring programme, working with emerging music leaders across Devon and Torbay. We believe that in order to become musically inclusive we need to develop our workforces, equip them with the values and skills to feed into and strengthen the existing music provision. It really…

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…

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…

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…

Musical Inclusion – Breaking down barriers to access

Daisi is taking action to remove the barriers for young people’s access to music making. Ensuring that musical opportunities are available, accessible and inclusive to Devon and Torbay’s most in need young people. Developing partnerships and sustainable models of practice to ensure that these opportunities continue into the future. “I had no confidence when I…

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…