Superact Community Interest Company, 2006. Not for profit arts organisation, located at Somerset College. 13 full time staff + five contract 400+ artists, many art forms. Local regional international work.
Our mission Superact uses the creative process to improve the health and well-being of communities and in doing so maximises the life chances of individuals
Idea Artists Funding Our approach Always in partnership (65 in EU alone, 100+ in UK to date)!
Bespoke delivery Bespoke activities – designed and adapted according to client group Many genres: Music Crafts Dance Theatre Storytelling
Areas of work - current projects Community development – 2012 Olympics (Bandstand Marathon), youth opportunities Minehead, Wiveliscombe and social networking, migrant storytelling in SW Health and well-being – Abbeyfield, Bristol and Bath hospitals, dementia and the arts, Music and Memories in Bristol and Wellington; artists in residence Confidence building sessions – pre SEPE across the community – young people NEETS, women suffering from Post natal depression Justice settings – employability through the arts (SEPE), creative pathways to reduce re-offending Education and training – young at risk, Halsway Manor young people, older entrepreneurs, theatre and communities, training musicians Sector development – Arts Council
Criminal justice work – UK & Europe Adult prisons Youth Offending Institutions Secure Units Youth Offending Teams
Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Qualification Recognised on European Qualifications Framework Developed in conjunction with Edexcel and Exeter University
SEPE Unique qualification assessing learners through the Arts Evidence based qualification – no exams! 36 hours contact time, 14 hours self guided learning time Assessing: 1.Communication 2.Positive contribution within a team 3.Employability skills 4.Personal effectiveness skills and reflection Piloted in five prisons in Europe and now being delivered in UK
Can be used effectively with people from many backgrounds: NEETS and unemployed generally Young offenders Prisoners Women returners
"Other courses teach you how to do; this course teaches you how to be. Director of Education Sergio Cosmai Prison, Calabria
New project development in UK My Time My Space Supportive creative workshops for women with post natal depression There's a supportive artist who inspires you, there's a health visitor to support you, and there are people who are similar to you to listen, to express. And there's time. But all of it added up together becomes more than that. A lot more than that."
My Time My Space Accredited delivery alongside SEPE? My Time My Space is an innovative partnership project between Creativity Works, Health Visitors and Children's Centres. My Time My Space provides a 'safe space' environment where women can express themselves creatively and gives opportunities to develop community and peer support for women locally.
Strong Mothers! & Superact Really excited to be part of this initiative Bring innovative ideas Bring new partnership opportunities Bring projects for review and best practice