Values & Approach
We prioritise work with hard to reach and socially excluded individuals, groups and communities in Lancashire and across the North West. We as an organisation enable them to explore, realise and value their full potential. We design bespoke creative projects with a huge range of partners, from carers to carnival bands, which help participants gain new skills, build confidence and combat isolation.
We help people explore issues they care about and create inspirational projects that are key to their needs. For us, the process of creation, and personal growth of the target audience is as important as the final product.
We are proud of the wide range of organisations that we work with; from residents’ associations and youth groups in neighbourhoods across the county; through to organisations working in specific “issue” areas (e.g. health, disability, domestic violence); to the larger infrastructure organisations and consortia that work county-wide.
We are trusted, due to the integrity, experience and local knowledge in which we deliver projects. And as a result organisations return to work with us time and again. Statutory organisations recognise our position as a respected community organisation, and regularly contact us to act as a conduit between themselves and the communities we work in. Key individuals and activists also identify our strengths and work with us; and as a result we have strong links into neighbourhoods and ‘communities of interest’ (e.g. African Caribbean community, LGBT community -lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender), through our acquaintance with community leaders.
In summary our values are based on the following;
- We go out of our way
We constantly challenge our own skills and always embrace new ways of learning.
- We are trail blazers
We have developed a range of evaluative and monitoring systems that set the industry standard.
- We are proactive
We stay ahead of the politic and societal changes so we understand the bigger pictures and respond to them.
- We include fun in everything we do
We believe that to get the best out, you need to enjoy what you do and how you do it..
- We are exciting
We always look outside of our comfort zones to challenge the way we work and bring about new and exciting techniques.
- We are a catalyst for creativity
Creativity is at the core of everything we do.
- We allow others to be creative
We always think BIG and share our knowledge to develop the way people work – their ideas help shape our organisation.
- We are a community
We always have our door open for volunteers, clients and friends alike.
- We are accessible
We give people the tools to showcase their talents, from recording spaces to mess rooms, allowing them the chance to shine.
- We always work together
We work closely with our clients and colleagues so that they fully understand how we are different.
- We believe
We believe that art can transform people’s lives .
- We love what we do
We fuel our passion with this.
- We empower everyone
We always keep everyone in the loop and let them get involved in everything we offer – trust is at the heart of all we do.