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We are Frilly


We are artists / We are evaluators / We are researchers / We are fun! 

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We are Frilly


We are artists / We are evaluators / We are researchers / We are fun! 

Artists?  Evaluators?

In 2010 Frilly was established through our passion for developing and delivering high quality participatory arts practice.  We're great at working with people, and we have a diverse range of artforms we can share with those we work with.  Our practice has roots in community development, involving participant engagement throughout.

 

Now, 6 years on, we have developed our vision and offer.  We continue to create programmes of participatory arts, but have noticed a glaring gap within the arts sector - across artform and specialism.  Creative practitioners and businesses are failing to effectively measure the impact of their work, and are struggling to demonstrate the value of investment in creativity as a result.  

We think we can do things differently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Participatory Arts Intro


Making art with other people

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Participatory Arts Intro


Making art with other people

Participatory what?

We've spent a collective 20+ years working with pretty much anyone you can imagine to make art.  Sometimes it's to achieve an educational goal, sometimes it's to broach a challenging subject, sometimes it's to gain a deeper understanding of a situation, sometimes it's to give participants a much needed sense of achievement.  Whatever the goal may be, the process is as important as the end product. 

Our approach combines diverse visual art skills with community development methodologies, and a strong interest in digital technology.

Installing at Le Truc, Birmingham

Artforms

  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Zines
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Collage
  • 3D sculpture
  • Light drawing
  • Textiles
  • Recycled art
  • Wheat pastes & street art interventions
  • Illustration
  • Social media
  • Public art
  • Exhibitions

Midway through a mask-making workshop

People & Experience

  • Young people
  • Children
  • Families
  • Elderly people
  • Early years 
  • Dementia
  • Mental health
  • SEN
  • NEETs
  • Domestic violence
  • Educational resources
  • CPD & bespoke training
  • Creative consultation
  • International

 

Storyboarding during a workshop

Clients

  • Telford & Wrekin Council
  • Shropshire Council
  • Dudley PCT
  • Contact Theatre, Manchester
  • Creative Health C.I.C.
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Manchester University
  • PiCL
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Reveal Theatre
  • BSWAID
  • Eye Candy Festival
  • WAVE

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Evaluation Intro


Using participatory methods to gather qualitative and quantitative data

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Evaluation Intro


Using participatory methods to gather qualitative and quantitative data

Quantitative or Qualitative?

Both! 

 Evaluation is often seen as an arduous process, involving dry questionnaires and lengthy reports which are never read.  We believe there are other ways of capturing and presenting data which makes the process more enjoyable, and the results more engaging.  

This approach requires both quantitative data (the numbers, statistics, and facts) and qualitative data (experiences, detail and narrative).  Together, they provide context for one another, and enable rich reporting and meaningful evidence.