The Songwriting Project

We deliver fun songwriting and singing projects online or in the community, building confidence, creativity and social connection, and supporting participants’ overall health and wellbeing.

Sector Arts and Culture

Company structure
Sole Trader

ESSENCE member since
29/06/2021

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
To network,  meet like minded people and collaborate on projects. I only recently moved to Exeter, so I have lots to learn about the area and lots of new people and organisations to meet!

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Enthusiasm and engagement with their projects; opportunities to collaborate; live music for events (aside from The Songwriting Project I am a published singer/songwriter and musician).

Comedy Matters

Delivering comedy workshops and facilitating performance opportunities.

We use play and story telling techniques to highlight and promote personal growth, boost communications skills and improve mental health.

Sector Arts and culture

Company structure
Sole trader

ESSENCE member since
10/03/2021

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
I really appreciate the opportunity to collaborate, support and network with others who share the same values.

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Opportunities to collaborate; support the people and projects of ESSENCE members and bring humour and creative thinking to meet ups.

Exeter Phoenix

Exeter Phoenix is a vibrant, world-class multi-artform venue in the heart of Exeter’s city centre, hosting hundreds of events and artistic activity every year.

Not only are they an outstanding venue, but Exeter Phoenix’s Creative Hub nurtures a thriving arts scene, supporting artists, musicians, theatre companies, filmmakers and creatives at every stage of their career and practice.

Sector Arts & culture

Company structure
Charity

ESSENCE member since
07/10/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
XX

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
XX

Art Work Exeter

Art Work Exeter’s purpose is to widen access to, and participation in, the diverse forms of contemporary and traditional art in Exeter through running a year-round programme of activity. Bringing together professional and amateur, student and established artists, we seek to promote and support artists and organisations working together

 

Sector Arts & Culture

Company structure
Community Interest Company

ESSENCE member since
20/07/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
X

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
X

 

Arts Lab

Arts Lab provides mentoring programmes for emerging visual artists; artwork exhibitions & sales; community visual arts engagement. Their goal is to make art accessible to everyone, everywhere and to create a more just and inclusive community through the power of art.

 

Sector Arts & Culture

Company structure
Community Interest Company

ESSENCE member since
05/08/2020

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
Networking, professional support & guidance, knowledge from professionals with other expertise/ skill sets

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Creative thinking & ideas, listening & support/ guidance, energy & enthusiasm

 

Yalla Arts

Participatory community theatre

We aim to make arts accessible to everyone, diverse, and culturally rich. We also aim to counter loneliness, isolation, and segregation, and boost social cohesion and communal spirit through the medium of participatory art groups.

Sector Arts & Culture

Company structure
Community Interest Company

ESSENCE member since
29/07/2019

How does being a member of ESSENCE benefit your organisation?
Networking with and mutual support from organisations and individuals who work in the arts and with different communities, especially those from BAME and migrant backgrounds, specifically, but not exclusively in Exeter and Devon.

What does your organisation have to offer to other ESSENCE members?
Support and guidance for members who work my areas of expertise.

 

Maketank

Performance incubation space

We seek to engage the community of Exeter by providing a space for people to make amazing things. Primarily, the things in question will be performance but we accept artists from all mediums. We also seek to be a space where people can come together, in work, discussion and celebration.

Sector
Theatre

Company structure
Company Limited by Guarantee

Essence member since
01/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Opportunity to network, to develop and learn

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
Our experience and initiative

Website www.maketank.org.uk

Email hello@maketank.org.uk 

 

PYRAMID-CIRCLE-SQUARE

Dramatherapy and Community Wellbeing.

To support community wellbeing and cohesion through creative and therapeutic pathways.

Sector
Arts in Health

Company structure
Sole Trader

Essence member since
01/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Support and advice in setting up a new Social Enterprise; networking; CPD; socialising with like minded individuals.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
10% discount on first 6 sessions of dramatherapy. Special ‘20% off’ rate for registered SEs and start-ups for creative facilitation, event planning / support / hosting. Various items to lend: a wide range of books on psychology, creative therapies, theatre practice etc; A-frames, black boards (for setting up a ‘stall’); a projector (including HDMI adaptor for Apple); props, costumes and materials.

Website n/a

Email ohmerryme@icloud.com

 

Exeter Community Radio – Phonic FM

Phonic FM is a community radio station in Exeter, Devon, England.

We support the arts (in the widest sense) in and around Exeter. We also seek to publicise events as well as encouraging innovation and participation.  In the years it has been on-air, Phonic FM has supported a vast array of artists, events and musical styles. We are committed to encouraging participation and are always seeking new approaches to both content and output.

Sector
Media/ Arts/ Music

Company structure
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales.

Essence member since
1/11/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Advice & support for development of organisation.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
Our own experience of 11 years of operations; our successful work in partnership with other organisations

 

Magic Carpet

Social Arts project supporting wellbeing and health

Through the creative arts we aim to nurture: WELL-BEING by encouraging emotional and social development; GROWTH by promoting resilience, confidence and self-esteem, COMPASSION by appreciating the pressures of life

Sector
Arts & Health

Company structure
Limited company

Essence member since
01/09/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Wider contact with the community sector, networking, hearing about different experiences, different experiences of sustainability

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
30 years experience in the voluntary sector, developing and managing services, arts and health sectors.

Website www.magiccarpet-arts.co.uk

Email info@magiccarpet-arts.co.uk