What We Do
As can be seen from our website, Open Access Arts loves training and playing and the best plan is to contact us and see how we might meet a need and collaborate. Please do email or give us a call.
Our track record of workshops clearly marks the difference made to people’s lives by engaging in empowering self-expressive work as a group, growing confidence & self-esteem, transforming negative experience to positive outcomes, building teamwork and leadership, increasing employability and social skills, and giving participants a real sense of pride and achievement.
We make films, create theatre, raise awareness, deliver training, on a bespoke basis, and so much more.
Here is just one example of a co-produced project set up and facilitated by Jeanette in partnership with Raging Calm Productions.
How would this work? We will provide experienced creative facilitators to work with participants in workshops that explore their lived experience, with many around addiction, mental health and isolation. We will aim to stimulate their ideas using drama, music, creative writing, developing their ideas and skills in a safe and fun learning environment, structured around team-work, motivation and participation. At the end of the session there are options, to go away and make your own film, to have your story filmed by our award-winning filmmakers or to create a piece of theatre for an invited audience.
What we do
Visit our news pages to find out more about our work.
You are welcome if you're single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortably off or dirt poor.
We extend you a special welcome if you're a teenager who's growing up too fast or an OAP who still hasn't grown up at all.
You'll be welcome if you're 'just looking,' 'just got out of bed' or 'just got out of prison.'
If you think the earth is flat, work too much, don't work or just want a break from the in-laws, you're welcome too.
We don't care if you've spent more time 'treading the boards' than Dame Judi, or you were trodden on by your best friend, Julie for looking bored in your school play aged 7.
We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or if opera drives you dotty.
You're welcome if you've got wailing babies or tear away toddlers.
You're welcome if you're in recovery or still addicted.
We welcome you if you're having troubles and your head's full of muddles.
We welcome keep-fit mums, keep-fat dads, tree huggers, vegetarians and nuns.
You're welcome if you don't like 'arty-farty, namby-pamby, luvvie-darling, cheeky-kissy nonsense. We don't like it either.
We welcome seekers, sinners, the lost, the brave, any cast and any crew. Everybody is welcome here and the one who's most welcome is you.