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ABOUT US

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

SAFE HANDS

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 VALUES

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.

About: About

MEET THE TEAM

Who We Are

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DENISE ROWE

Lead Creative Practitioner

ALLAN KERR

Lead Creative Practitioner

About: Team Members
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KENNEDY CHINYERE

Musician & Craftsman

JOEL HC

Trainee Musician

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