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Make Art Happen

Helix Arts Make Art Happen is a training programme for community and voluntary organisations who want to produce their own arts residencies or festivals. Trainees learn how to design, deliver and manage an arts project. Specific modules over 8 sessions include artist recruitment, marketing, financial control, production, evaluation, fundraising and sustainability.

The training programme gives participants the opportunity to apply their newly found knowledge and expertise in a “real life” arts programme – with support from Helix Arts Creative Producer.

Participants will then have the skills, motivation and confidence to produce their own arts programmes in their own communities.

We collaborate with community and voluntary organisations who are committed to helping individuals within their local community to set up and manage ongoing arts programmes for, and with, their local community. We recommend a joint assessment of the organisation’s level of experience at the outset to ensure we produce a bespoke, fit for purpose package.

Helix Arts MAH will require a dedicated member of staff to collaborate on the programme and help trainees keep on track. The MAH support worker will ensure the whole organisation feels ownership of the training and arts programme.

Make Art Happen Compact

We have also developed a compact version of Make Art Happen that trainees can complete in a much shorter timeframe. The programme is still a mixture of learning and doing. Trainees complete an introductory course of core skills needed over 2 days. They then form a project team to deliver a small scale funded arts project in their community.

"All of the course was really useful not just for the current art project we're running but for future ones and general life experience. I now feel better equipped in future...The huge difference that art projects can make to the lives of communities has really been made apparent." Trainee Josephine Butler College, Durham University

For more information and to chat about how Make Art Happen can help you and your community, do get in touch with Cheryl by email or telephone 0191 241 4931.

2nd Floor
51 Bedford Street
North Shields
NE29 0AT

Charity no. 700956
Company Reg no. 2114849

Helix Arts is an Artsmark Partner

Helix Arts is an Arts Award Centre

Helix Arts is an Arts Council England NPO