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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.


Shumba Arts recognise our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children, young people and vulnerable adults are respected, valued, and always feel safe.

All Shumba Arts workshop facilitators hold Enhanced DBS Disclosures; complete annual safeguarding training; and adhere to the requirements of the government's Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), September 2023

Please refer to the following link for full details:

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person and want to speak to someone, or if you are a child or young person worried about your own safety, you can contact any of the following agencies for support:

MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) Tel 0345 155 1071  email

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) Tel 01392 384964 email

NSPCC  Tel 0808 800 5000

Childline Tel 0800 1111

If you think a child or young person is at immediate risk, contact the police on 999

About: About


Who We Are

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Lead Creative Practitioner


Lead Creative Practitioner

About: Team Members
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Musician & Craftsman


Trainee Musician

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