Inspirative Arts Derby Community Interest Company (CIC) is a social enterprise based in Derby City Centre.
Since 2009 we have been developing and delivering high-quality wellbeing services for vulnerable people and the people who care for them.
Inspirative Arts provides arts therapies (art, drama, dance, music therapies) and wellbeing arts for children and adults.
We have particular expertise in working with people who have:
Learning and physical disabilities
Autism and other communication disorders
Emotional and/or behavioural difficulties
Memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language
other Mental health issues
Inspirative Development is our training arm, a limited company part-owned by Inspirative Arts CIC.
What makes us unique in arts therapies
Inspirative Arts are unique in offering both arts therapies (art, music, drama, dance therapies) AND creative wellbeing sessions in one place. Enabling our clients to access both or either services seamlessly to best suit the client’s current needs. We also use a combination of different creative techniques to help resolve past issues, nurture wellbeing and break down verbal communication barriers.
Our Evidence-based, Reflective Therapy Practice
Staff are trained in reflective practice, meaning they can provide clients with quality monitoring reports which track their progress as well as informing both parties whether any changes to their service is needed. This evidence-based practice has enabled clients to better seek budgets meaning they are able to access the level of service that best suits their needs. As we believe everyone is unique we tailor our recommendations to fit clients needs and goals. We enhance their potential through a creative journey where self-expression develops the client’s emotional growth (mental health).
Our Interactive Learning Approach
To use our unique approach in the care we recognise the need for training. At Inspirative Arts we highly value our qualified staff who are all trained to deliver therapeutic art practices. The interplay between Inspirative Arts’ direct service delivery, the qualification levels of our facilitator trainers, and Inspirative Development’s interactive learning approach provide training opportunities for those working in the health and social care sector. No other training offers such relevant hands-on learning.
Our Flexible Off-Site Locations
We understand it isn’t always easy for clients to travel. While our facilities are based in Derby, Inspirative Arts also works across the UK and offers therapy sessions off-site. We typically go into Schools and Care Homes across the East Midlands.
Our arts therapists and wellbeing experts
Our Well-being staff are all qualified in using the arts to either support or facilitate one to one or group sessions. Whilst most hold at least a degree level in the relevant field they also hold additional qualifications and have years of experience. Our therapists are all qualified to a minimum of Masters level, regulated by HCPC, and registered with their appropriate professional body (British Association of Dramatherapists, British Association of Art Therapists etc). All our staff are DBS checked, receive regular clinical supervision, are fully insured, and fully-trained in addressing safeguarding and a wide variety of other issues which might arise in our work.
In our team we have qualified practitioners who are
- Art, drama, music or dance therapists
- Well-being facilitators who specialise in therapeutic techniques and have more than 5 years of experience or more.
- Our well-being Enablers are all qualified to level 2 and beyond in relevant arts in health and social care.
- All staff whether volunteering their time or contracted full time are DBS checked.
Our team can discuss clients needs drawing on different expertise in the team and benefiting from external supervision.
We develop your competencies as an arts therapist
Inspirative Development can offer organisations from a range of sectors a way of benefiting from the use of creativity. We specialise in using creativity as a non-threatening tool that can structure staff sessions for training purposes, team-building opportunities, create space to reflect on practice or problem solve an issue. We can help engage your staff and tap into their resources and help develop their skills.
Are you interested in our therapeutic work?
Get in touch with our friendly staff
We’ll meet up for an assessment
You’ll receive a proposal with recommendations for the appropriate sessions.
You decide on the sessions you want