Arts Wave Devon

arts wave devon works with communities to design activities and programmes which engage, support and inspire their participation in Devon’s rich wealth of arts opportunities.  Its mission is to enhance wellbeing through creating opportunities to explore, create and play.

arts wave devon was commissioned by Devon County Council 2013-2016, and was a partnership between experienced, local arts and education organisations: Daisi, Dance in Devon, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Wolf and Water Arts Company.  Working with DCC, they collaborated to bring a range of accessible arts opportunities to local people, with particular emphasis on children and young people, older people and disabled people.

“A great opportunity to learn new skills alongside my children.”

Chloe, age 24, Dawlish

arts wave devon supported people to discover and engage with their own creativity and enhance their wellbeing.  The aim was to nurture participants creative sides amongst friends, in an encouraging environment to:

  • learn new techniques and build upon existing skills
  • discover your own creative ability and enjoy the process
  • try something new and share experiences with others
  • collaborate on creative projects, short or long-term

Click here to read the full Outcomes Analysis report, an Executive Summary and watch a short film about the commission.