Be the best version of yourself
“This has given me more self-esteem, more confidence…I’m learning new things all the time”
What is it?
Be the best version of yourself is an innovative approach to improving people’s self-confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, and increase their ability to express/voice concerns.
Working with project partners, Moorclose Community Centre, Healthy Hopes and Neil Ivison yoga leader, we will provide a series of workshops that allow participants to explore everyday issues that are important to them through sharing stories, drama games, movement and play.
Workshops will focus on positive thinking, goal setting, yoga and mindfulness as well as improvisation and games to boost self-confidence. Participants will also get to meet some great people, make friends and have lots of fun.
What difference does it make?
“It’s made me get up and get ready and get out in the morning – and that isn’t the way I’ve lived my life lately…instead of feeling like s**t it’s like ‘yes I’m doing something positive.’”
In the November 2016 Rosehill worked with Cardboard Citizens at Moorclose Community Centre to deliver a forum theatre project for people who had experienced homelessness. Participants worked with us to create a short play which told the story of life after rehab, as one woman struggles to cope with the pressures of a new job and the reunion with her husband. They performed to an invited audience of family and friends as well as community and partner organisations.
As a result of being involved in the project the participants said that:
100% felt they had increased their confidence
75% had improved their ability to express their thoughts and/or feelings
75% had improved team working
75% had increased confidence to try new things
We're not offering miracles but a chance of becoming what you want to be – all we're asking is that you commit to the programme and what it offers.
Who’s it for?
The workshops are free for anyone 16+ who is unemployed and looking to give their confidence a boost; is NEET; or that has faced issues with their mental health or homelessness (or is at risk of homelessness). Participants don’t need any prior experience just a willingness to give everything a good go and see what happens. It is designed to be accessible to all.
When and where can I get involved?
Workshops will take place at Moorclose Community Centre starting on Wednesday 15 November for 5 weeks. For more information please contact Anne on 01946 514570 or email email@example.com
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.
Grants for the Arts is our open access fund that exists to be reactive to new ideas, new talent and new approaches in the arts.
Grants for the Arts distributes awards of between £1000 and usually £100,000 from the National Lottery to:
- arts organisations
- people who use the arts in their work
For time limited arts-related activities that:
- benefit people in England
- help artists and arts organisations in England
carry out their work
Grants for the Arts is open to individuals and organisations, however the activity being proposed must be arts-focused. Many different types of organisations can apply, for example arts organisations, libraries, museums, archives services and non-arts organisations such as health trusts and housing associations using the arts in their work. The types of projects we fund are productions, exhibitions, participatory projects, festivals, carnivals, workshops, digital projects and many more.
In the session we will give the group some background information about the Arts Council, the kind of funding we offer, information about Grants for the Arts and how to apply. We will describe the types of activities we fund and who can apply. We will also clarify the kind of activity we do not fund. After the presentation there will be time for questions and an opportunity to book onto 30 minute sessions for people with developed ideas.
Nikki Harrison currently work at Arts Council England as Relationship Managers for Combined Arts in the North.
Holly Martin currently works in the North office involved in Gfta processes and has specialisms in Combined arts and Diversity.
Whitehaven Agenda 22nd November
- An overview of Grants for the Arts 60 mins (12-1pm)
- Q&A 15 mins (1-1.15pm)
- Break 15 mins (1.15-1.30)
- Optional: GFTA surgeries to discuss specific projects 2 hours (x4 30 minutes (1.30pm-3.30pm)
Contact Rosehill to book session places and/or one of the four half-hour surgery slots on 01946 692422 or by email on info[at]rosehilltheatre.co.uk