We don't always enjoy describing our work in numbers. After all, there are many intangibles and things that are hard quantify about being involved in and experiencing creative activity. Most of our projects involve collaborating in-depth, over periods of time, with small groups who need and enjoy the richness of that experience. We aren't in the 'bums on seats' game.

That said, we've just been tallying the figures for several reports for major funders on the 21-22 financial year. After the very heavy pandemic disruption in 20-21, in the last year we were able to restart in-person activity as the regulations changed–but that activity looked quite different to what had gone before. 

So here are the headline figures. Is this our 'new normal'? Probably not, as so much is changing and could still change. But we thought it would give you a flavour of the scale of the activity we are currently undertaking.

21-22 activities




We Will Be Happy Here - our multi-sensory project co-created with Bangladeshi Parents & Carers Association and Lewisham Mencap. Part of Lewisham's London Borough of Culture, it also visited Kingston Mencap, Uniting Friends and Caroline House residential home. 341 participants

Tyre Change Paid training programme eight practitioners in inclusive, sensory practice. Five of the trainees have continued to work with us on our participatory programmes. 

Covid Café - inclusive workshops for people with long Covid or long-term health condition, using artistic activities to help them process this event. 58 participants. Four lived experience practitioners undertook paid training and facilitated this project.