Humourisk draws together talents of artists and local people to create projects and arts installations that genuinely connect with local communities and their stories. Our engagement processes reflect the needs of the community, using fun, inspiring and initiative ways to resonate with a wide reach of people including those that are seen as ‘hard to reach’ who may not have previously engaged with arts or community projects.
Humourisk provides positive space to support a natural process of engagement through developing a creative dialogue that breaks down barriers and encourages integration, creating performance and art that redefines perceptions.
Humourisk adopt 5 main principles within our engagement process:
We create a safe supportive space to empower individual and collective creativity
We value the equal exchange of ideas to connect communities to their creativity and inspire our artistic practice
Our work values the power of humour to reach new audiences and highlight our individuality and commonality.
starting where people are at
We recognise the diverse experiences and knowledge of the communities and particpants we work with, and the value this brings to our work
We encourage creative and artistic risks to find new ways of seeing, to challenge stigma and inequality
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Artistic Director Susie Miller Oduniyi
Community Director Tia Martin
Associate Writer Jeff Blair
Associate Director Ayodele Oduniyi