Shumba Arts is a community arts organisation with an excellent track record
in delivering high quality workshops, performance and creative development opportunities.
Our work supports community cohesion, personal resilience and physical & mental well-being.
We are passionate about creating inclusive and empowering participative experiences
which enrich people’s lives and pay respect to the pan-African traditions which inspire and inform us.
Our vision is for a world where people care for, respect and do good
for themselves, each other and the planet
You can depend on us
Skilled and experienced creative practitioners
Tried and tested method of delivery
Well developed personal artistic practice
Good reputation and track record of success
Genuine, committed, passionate and enthusiastic practitioners
Lived experience of diverse cultures
Well networked with strong community arts relationships across devon and the wider south west
Our ethos is based on a worldview in which nature and community are central and inseperable, and where every individual contributes to and participates in creative culture.
Respect: We respect difference, individuality, and our common humanity
Celebration: We appreciate and celebrate life through the strength and power of participation
Perspective: Collectively and collaboratively we see the bigger picture
Empowerment: We support people to gain confidence, open their creativity
and to live a life that inspires them and those around them
Participation: we believe that culture is co-created through radical participation
Trust: We create safe spaces where people trust and feel trusted
Playfulness: Our work is far too important to be taken seriously
Staying grounded: Our practice is rooted in tradition, experience and working sustainably in partnership with the earth.