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The Programme:

FREE creative programme for adults starting in January 2024

  • Develop your creative skills, meet new people, learn alongside professional artists and boost your confidence.

  • Weekly sessions that will inspire, energise and support you on your creative journey.

  • Take up a optional volunteer placement in an arts or community organisation.

  • Get to know the creative and community organisations in Sheffield and create new opportunities.

Running on a weekday in the daytime, across 16 weeks, the programme will include:

  • Creative workshops – led by professional artists, giving tasters in different artforms.

  • Life skills workshops – led by facilitators covering topics such as budgeting, marketing and fundraising.

  • Group visits – Tours and visits to local arts and community organisations.

  • Volunteer placement (optional) – an optional opportunity to volunteer in a Sheffield creative and community organisation.

Who can apply?

We are looking for up to 20 adults who will bring different experiences and perspectives to the group. Anyone applying must be 18 years or over and living in Sheffield and passionate about developing their creative and life skills. 

The We are All Makers course will be delivered in English and is for anyone who:
- feels they have faced barriers to accessing their creativity.
- belongs to a minority, diverse or disadvantaged group.
- is over 18 years old and lives in Sheffield.
- is passionate about developing their creative and life skills.
- has a good understanding of the English language (minimum, ESOL entry level 3)

We are particularly interested to reaching adults who feel they have faced barriers to accessing their creativity. For example you may not have had the support you needed at school, not had time to be creative due to family commitments or never felt an opportunity was right for your circumstances. There are many barriers we face in our lives and we want to support you to flourish and have the space to be creative.

We can support with transport and child care costs for anyone to taking part in the programme.

Who are Ignite Imaginations?

Ignite Imaginations is a community arts charity based in Sheffield and we are the lead on this project. We want to ignite imaginations and create connections. We believe in taking people on a journey to unlock their imaginations through working with professional artists, using quality materials and experiencing innovative creative activities. We work across the city with people of all ages and backgrounds where creativity is needed the most. See  or our recent promotional film.

Who are Voluntary Action Sheffield?

VAS are our volunteering partners. They provide advice, support, training and specialist services to help make voluntary and community organisations in Sheffield stronger and more effective. Voluntary Action Sheffield (

The Dates:

The programme will run between January – May 2024. This will be across 16 weeks, in the daytime (day of the week to be confirmed).

Deadline for applications: Friday 8th December 2023, 12 noon.

How to apply:

Complete a short application in 1 of the following 4 ways:

Hard copies of the application form can be collected at Sharrow Community Forum and Site Gallery. (Please do check opening times before going to collect a form).

4. Or via Whatsapp (07931 544278) as a voice note or video recording.

In your video or voice note, please make sure you include:

  • your name and contact details.

  • explain why you would like to join the course.

  • let us know what has stopped you from previously being able to do something like this.

Deadline: Friday 8th December 2023, 12 noon.

We are here to help:

If you’re comfortable to do so please contact us and we can make sure you are fully supported to apply for a role; from large print, or audio recordings, or someone talking you through any questions or forms. We are committed to investing in people, creating safe spaces for everyone and finding creative ways to ensure that everyone feels welcome and can be included in what we do. Please contact us for further support or to talk through any of the above.

Please email or phone (0114) 268 6813.

Find out more about Sheffield Community Makers

See more details here; you can find out about our steering groups, host network and why the project came about.

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Ignite Imaginations and Voluntary Action Sheffield are launching We are All Makers Programme- Volunteer Edition 


The programme is a free 16-week creative course for adults leading to a volunteering placement in an artistic or community organisation.

The course aims to give local adults who haven’t had the opportunity before to develop their creative skills and talents.

Current roles:
How do I get involved?


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