Faceless Arts is a Wakefield based collective of artists and producers, working nationally and internationally at the leading edge of outdoor community arts practice often with communities less well served. We will always uplift people by inspiring them to access their artistic abilities to celebrate who they are and expand their horizons.
We are always happy to share our expertise and details of some of the ways we can help you are set out below. Please get in touch if you would like something a little more bespoke.
Creative Community Engagement
Faceless Arts creates exceptional arts experiences which invigorate, inspire and enthuse people to develop confident and proud communities everywhere. We do this using community visual arts projects and by using performance art to attract the communities attention or to involve them .
Event & Project Management
Faceless Arts are experience event and project managers - from outdoor festivals to launches and celebrations, we will ensure your event runs successfully, safely and hassle-free by adeptly managing all aspects of your project from programming and artist liaison to risk assessments and everything in between.
"It was a pleasure to collaborate with Bev Adams of Faceless Arts as project manager for our third annual DNweekeND festival. Bev brought a calm, friendly and utterly 'can do' professionalism to the project and communicated brilliantly with the festival team and commissioned artists before, during and after the event. There was a real care about the work, outdoor arts and ensuring everyone had the best possible experience." Andrew Loretto, Director - Right Up Our Street & DNweekeND 2016
Our event management track record includes:
DNweekeND 2016 for Right Up Our Street Creative People and Places Programme, Doncaster
Barnsley Goes French 2014 for Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Wakefield Summer Streets for Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Wakefield
Trinity Walk Launch Creative Programme, Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Wakefield
Wakefield Kite Festival 2004-2008 created by Faceless Arts
Pontefract Liquorice Festival 1999-2008 for Pontefract Liquorice Trust
Creative Engagement Training
We offer a suite of four training sessions for any one interested in mounting a community engaged event or project.
The course includes:
Creative Engagement - exploring the uniqueness of your community in order to thematically programme community relevant arts and activities and then evaluate your impact
Marketing - how to work with designers, create print, work with local radio stations, newspapers, magazines and use social media to get brilliant results with a minimal marketing budget
Health, Safety and Risk Assessment - explore all elements of event safety, gaining licences, planning steward rotas and site facilities as well as making an event plan.
Finance, Budgeting & Fundraising - delve into fundraising and use Excel to create a project budget, inform funding applications and manage all financial aspects of your project from inital budget to final report.
"The training was excellent. The obvious passion of the trainers for what they do shone through and enthused and empowered everyone who attended" Training participant, Hull
Session length: 3 hours
No of sessions in the course: 4 (attendees can choose to attend one or more sessions or the entire suite)
Maximum number per session: 15
Cost: Entire course (4 X 3hr sessions, 15 people per session) from £1985 + travel
Performance Training, Masterclasses, Guest Lecturing & Mentoring
Faceless Arts teaches visual theatre techniques for outdoor performance such as mask, puppetry and object theatre as well as biomechanics, play, the use of space and contacting the audience
"Fiercely fascinating and just plain awesome” Student, Sugla School for Street Theatre, Slovenia
"Thank you very much for accepting my invitation and coming to Antalya.
You were so generous in sharing your puppet teaching with us. I , my students and rest of the group learned so much from you. You are a great teacher. Now we need to see how we can bring you to Eskisehir to work more." Dr Ebru Gökdağ, Associate Professor, Performing Arts, Anadolu University, Turkey
Session length: bespoke
No of sessions in the course: bespoke
Maximum number per session: 15
Cost: from £295/trainer/day + travel
Conferences, Seminars & Consultations
Faceless Arts delivers a range of conferences and events which explore our own research and practice as well as designing conferences for our clients and speaking at national and international symposia.
Our own conferences include: pArticipate 2008, Quest 2011, Follow the Diversion Symposium 2015, Creative Engagement Conference 2016, all about community and outdoor arts and funded by Arts Council England.
We have organised conference/seminar/consultation events for: Arts Council England, NHS, Children England, Barnados, CAMHS (Children and Adolscent Mental Health Services), East Riding of Yorkshire, Medway, Doncaster and Wakefield Councils.
Conference presentations include Participation & Engagement in the Arts 2014 (Utrecht), Street Arts Winter Academy #4, Maribor, Slovenia 2015
Please contact us to discuss your conference and consultation ideas
Research & Writing
Writing - In 2013, Faceless Arts edited and published InQuest - Outdoor Arts in Practice, a series of essays from practioners and jounalists. InQuest can purchased from Amazon here:
Research - Faceless Arts has conducted postgraduate research into Mapping Creative Arts Experiences and is presently researching formal providers of Education and Training in Street Arts in Europe on behalf of Hors Les Murs (France). If you teach street arts, please fill in the brief survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TD7ZMT7
Please contact us to discuss your research ideas