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

 

Funfair Books and Designs

Positive and Empowering Picture Books

People and planet are at the heart of all our objectives, they are: *To engage with people positively through fun, entertaining and positive content that empowers people to feel good about themselves and the world around them; *To explore themes that promote growth, understanding, hope and compassion, helping us be fairer to ourselves, the planet and others; *To support community, literacy and wellbeing through fairer access to children’s picture books; *To explore, understand and share the benefits of a lifelong love of reading.

Sector
Children’s Publishing

Company structure
Private Limited Company

Essence member since
01/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
I work alone so it would be great to meet like minded people and share some positivity!

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
I have spent the last 3 years of my own time developing a business that addresses a social problem and am passionate about helping others achieve their positive goals too. I am happy to share knowledge and advice – and would be more than happy to share the wellbeing and happiness science information.

Website www.funfairbooks.com

Email funfairbooks@protonmail.com

 

© funfair books and designs

 

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 

 

Sound Gallery CIC

Recording studios, Rehearsal Studios, Voiceovers, Music Production, Music Technology Courses, Work Experience, Music Industry Events, Youth Projects, Music Enrichment Programmes, Live Music Showcases

Our Vision – To nurture and develop musicians and musical projects in Exeter and the surrounding areas. Our Mission – Sound Gallery is dedicated to the development of original creative works produced by talented musicians and to the provision of music-making and training opportunities, especially for young people aged 12-25 years who are at risk of social exclusion. Our Theory of Change – We provide music-making and training opportunities in a professional environment for young people who live in challenging circumstances, which build up their confidence and improve their life skills. This increases their employability and opportunities to reach their full potential in life. Our Social Objectives – Sound Gallery’s principal objective is to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular, to enable music-making, music education, training and volunteering opportunities for young people aged 12-25 who are socially or financially disadvantaged and lacking in creative opportunities.

Sector
Music Industry

Company structure
CIC, Community interest company, social enterprise limited by guarantee

Essence member since
1/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Better representation as a social enterprise in government agencies and the business sector. Raise our profile in the city and opportunities to network and liaise with likeminded people and organisations.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
20 years experience in the music industry, success stories and insights in the needs of young people and musicians in Exeter and the surrounding areas.

Website www.sound-gallery.net

Email music@sound-gallery.net 

 

TCR Radio Productions CIC

Radio and community centre

To enable community to make changes and facilitate that by our engagements. To support the rural community of Mid Devon to have access to technology and how it can work to improve wellbeing and job prospects. To work with volunteers.

Sector
Live events, media, community, arts

Company structure
CIC

Essence member since
01/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
support and advice from a like minded community

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?

Unique in the area with our skill set and space for future meetings. We can offer Essence members 25% off room hire and 50% off a podcast production (up to 30 minutes for £150 instead of £300) Live event production 25% discount off commercial rates. Mic and Speaker dry hire just £50 for 3 hours (collection only) training.

Website tcrreach.co.uk

Email tcrradio@mail.com

 

Double Elephant CIC

Open Access Fine Art Print Workshop

We provide beginner to professional artists with training, support and resources.

Sector
Arts & Culture

Company structure
Community Interest Company

Essence member since
1/12/2018

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
Networking & sharing

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
support

 

Awarebrands Ltd

Awarebrand Ltd is a new start-up product development company based at Kaleider Studios in Exeter. We believe in the power of conscious design and play to transform lives. CircleTales The Adventure Storytelling Game is our first product, due to be available in late Spring 2020, and is a collaborative table top storytelling game that offers a fun and meaningful story-making experience for adults and children ages 9+.

Awarebrands Ltd is a product development company committed to designing meaningful and design-based products that are environmentally conscious and engaging on a social and community level. CircleTales The Adventure Storytelling Game is our first product, created to inspire positive, face-to-face interactions across generations.

Sector
education, literacy, storytelling, creativity, social connection, collaborative game

Company structure
Private Limited Company

Essence member since
01/12/2019

How does being a member of Essence benefit your organisation?
We hope to contribute to a positive and growing awareness of social enterprise in Exeter and beyond. Our company is committed to a PPP ethos, people, planet, profit and we hope to meet like-minded visionaries who can help each other transition from a purely profit-driven motives to resolving the challenges we all face through innovation across sectors.

What does your organisation have to offer to other Essence members?
We are relatively new to Exeter (4 years here) and have relocated here from New York and have also lived in Mexico and Indonesia where we were involved with environmental initiatives in schools and communities, so our sense of what is possible is not limited by place. Herman has a 20+ year career in branding and advertising, and Annie has a background in Creative Arts education so we hope these perspectives will contribute to a growing community.