What We Offer
All of our work is free to users, so we do rely on donations. If you are able to donate, you can do so in person at any of our hubs or events, or on the website via the donate button in the top right hand corner.
We have four main streams of work at Hearts Collective:
The first is our community creative hubs, which are open to everyone of all ages and abilities. The drop-in sessions are inclusive, and rooted in arts therapy techniques, as well as providing access to the arts for those who may not otherwise be able to be involved. We have a new venue in Pontefract which is currently open on Mondays and alternate Saturdays. We have activities and resources for all kinds of creativity, including visual arts, creative writing, books for all ages, a play village, a sensory room, and loads more! The venue is wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet inside. We also have a dedicated sensory room which is calm and quiet with dimmed lights and loads of sensory resources. We also have baby changing facilities.
The next is schools work. We work with both primary and secondary schools, and can be flexible to the schools' needs. We can run workshops, lessons, activities and performances tailored to each Key Stage, and based on key citizenship topics and British values. We aim to boost the cultural capital and mental wellbeing of school-aged children by providing fun, up-to-date contact with the world of the arts.
For care homes, we provide performances and activities for those with dementias, limited mobility, and other disabilities.
The last strand of our work is disability access support for the arts sector. We can offer in-person and web-based support and training for disability inclusion in the arts sector, as well as hands-on and person-centred care and support for disabled people wanting to access the arts.
"You can’t use up creativity – the more you use, the more you have."