Wyldwood Arts CIC

Wyldwood Arts CIC provides high quality, arts engagement activities to areas of the community most in need, to those who may have barriers to engagement or to those who would otherwise not participate in the creative arts without the support of outreach services.

Wyldwood Arts is a producing arts organisation co founded by Rachel Adams and fellow artists Georgina Trevor and Livy Powell. The work focuses on community arts projects that engages groups in the communities who would otherwise face barriers to accessing the arts, including the elderly, those living in rural areas and those with special educational needs. 

We deliver workshops, educational programmes and community performances in areas of the community that will benefit most from creative arts participation including:

• Children and young people, from early years 0 -3 up to 25 years and their families

• Older people – those aged 65 years plus and their families

• People with additional social & emotional needs and their families

• Those living in rural areas, or in isolated communities, encouraging and promoting access to the arts

 We believe that high quality provision can be provided using resources wisely, without duplication. By working in partnership we aim to make projects sustainable with a broader reach to people who most need support. We raise funds to deliver our charitable aims through consultancy and commissioned work and through applications to grant giving bodies.

We work in Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and Hereford.


Portfolio

Chat Back Intergenerational project

Portfolio image: Rachel Adams - Chat Back Intergenerational project
Chat Back is delivered by Wyldwood Arts, a community interest company that was established in December 2014.rnrnOur aim is to provide high quality arts programmes and workshops for those who would not access provision without statutory support. rnrnWe work for social impact, to enhance individual well-being and to build community cohesion. rnrnrnIn 2015, with support from various funders and partners, Chat Back:rnrn•u0009worked with 93 residentsrn•u0009worked with 107 young peoplern•u0009worked with ages 9 – 101 years oldrn•u0009worked in 4 care home settingsrn•u0009worked with 3 educational establishmentsrn•u0009delivered 64 sessionsrnrnrnChat Back began as a pilot project with Catalyst Funding from the Royal Society of Arts to address the issue of an ageing population and the seemingly apathetic approach to care from younger generations in July 2014. It has since grown and is now being delivered in three counties working with 200 beneficiaries in its first year.rn

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