Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Charity using creativity to change people’s lives seeks new board members

A charity that uses the arts and creativity to change the lives of those facing adversities is looking for new members to join its board.

Creative Change Collective, which specialises in addressing social challenges like addiction and offending, appealed to those with lived experience of the justice or care sectors, or in recovery, to get in touch.

It also wants to hear from people who have a background in a range of different areas including the arts, health and social care, business, fundraising, and community development.

New board members will help the organisation further its aims to give marginalised individuals and communities a voice, and to use the arts to construct a path towards better outcomes.

Creative Change Collective’s delivery team is made up of creative professionals who work alongside peer support mentors and those with lived experience. They use ‘anonymous drama’ practices associated with film, theatre, and performance to bring about positive change.

The charity operates three main programmes including Recovering Voices, which is for those in the drug and alcohol recovery community. Roads to Change is designed to reduce adult offending rates, and Something to Say is aimed at young people who are at risk of entering the justice system.

Anyone with an interest in joining the board should contact Creative Change Collective chair Thomas Jackson at thomas.jackson@glasgow.gov.uk to request further information.

Mark MacNicol, Creative Change Collective project director, said:

“Creative Change Collective’s delivery teams, back office and board all share a belief that drama and creative practice can be used to affect positive change for individuals and their wider communities.

“Our programmes are not drama groups – we’re like ‘drama-therapy’ for people who usually have no interest in drama or therapy.

“We want to hear from anyone interested in joining our board and helping us reduce offending rates and keeping people in recovery.

“We are making a huge difference, but we need passion and expertise on our board to help us reach even more people.”

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