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About ‘The Creative Butterfly Project CIC’

The project was originally set up in May 2016 by Jill Boyd, an adversity survivor and artist, with the support from the Charity Staying Put.

The Community Interest Company (CIC) - The Creative Butterfly Project - is a not-for-profit grassroots endeavour, devoted to art-based empowerment for individuals who have experienced and survived life changing adversity. With 3 Directors (who are unpaid) we try to find funding to create workshops that are positive, engaging and accessible.

Through therapeutic group sessions, using art, it strives to raise self-esteem and increase confidence.

Based on the success of being one of seven UK finalists in the National Lottery Awards Best Arts Project 2017, Jill Boyd (Founder) and two others created a community interest company in order that they could seek independent funding.

It’s aims are to :

· Enable those survivors of adversity to build their self esteem and confidence up using a specific creative programme of sessions within a group setting that is very much person-centred.The participants, who are central to the project, take ownership of their own work and ideas to express themselves as individuals, who deserve to be valued.

No drawing/art skills are required or previous knowledge of creative processes needs to be in place prior to attending.

-   Jill Boyd- BA (Hons) Fine Art, HE(Dip) Education & Training, HE(Dip)Mental Health Nursing

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