Creative Development Team
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Creative Development Team


Supporting communities to develop their ideas, aspirations and needs for the future

We are a close-knit team of arts development workers who help communities realise their ideas and we enable organisations and services to work with Walsall's communities. In 23 years we have delivered over 700 projects throughout Walsall, the Black Country and the West Midlands to the value of £4.5 million. Since 2008 alone we have helped more than 200 organisations and worked with 32,000 community participants. The team has received international, national and local awards and recognition.

Who we are

We are a team of creative practitioners who oversee the joint planning, commissioning and delivery of participatory arts programmes.  We open doors for people and organisations using participatory and community arts activities such as music, performance, new media, creative writing, design and visual art as the inspiration.

Our role is to be a catalyst in finding the opportunities where the arts and creativity can make positive change.

Working with local service providers and community groups, we creatively design projects that access 'hard to reach' groups of people, and approach the most difficult of issues in fun, non-threatening ways.

The team's work is nationally recognised as a model of good practice when it come to giving people a voice, highlighting opportunities and enriching communities.

Our areas of work

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Community development
  • Economic regeneration
  • Culture in the community (including environmental regeneration)
  • Children, young people and families
  • Disability
  • Cohesion
  • Walsall and regional partnership development (sharing resource and knowledge)

Our services

  • Community involvement projects (all communities)
  • Multi sector and community partnership development
  • Bid development (projects that include or involve the arts)
  • Developing and managing participatory community arts projects
  • Creative consultation
  • Developing educational resources
  • Team building, bespoke training and service development for a variety of groups and organisations
  • Event management (festivals, arts and community events)
  • Social marketing (marketing and creative processes to achieve positive social behaviour change)
  • Social pedagogy (lifelong, informal, educational - social learning)
  • Arts development
  • Evaluation of arts and cultural partnership programmes

Contact us

Creative Development Team
Libraries, Heritage and Arts Services
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1TP

Telephone 01922 653114
Email cdt@walsall.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 18 July 2016