Creative Futures Midlands was set up to work with disadvantaged individuals to improve their mental health, well-being and life circumstances through teaching craft and life skills and the creation of community gardens. We have a great deal of experience spanning over 10 years of work in the local community with good local knowledge and connections in the field including council members, diocese of Leicester, teachers and educators and other arts organizations.
We are most proud of a project building outdoor furniture in New Parks where we built an allotment, and helped the participants grow vegetables and ran healthy eating projects. Creative Futures Midlands has completed many hundreds of workshops with large numbers of participants of all ages, but has also worked one-on-one with a young adult who was on community service and mentored him over a year as an apprentice and together with him built various public sculptures around Leicester.
Art will outlive austerity