Forthright Arts CIC believe in the power of using drama as a tool to engage, raise awareness and also uniting people through performance and participatory arts projects.
We feel that many communities are overlooked and unable to have their voices heard. As a Community Interest Company (CIC), we have made it our mission to address this. By bringing people together, a shared experience in the performance of arts can provide life-changing benefits to the participants, whilst creating community cohesion. Whether it’s increased confidence and self-esteem or new friends and interests, we want to make a positive impact on people’s lives.
We are keen to create and support initiatives to protect the vulnerable, raising awareness of major societal issues including domestic abuse, mental health and debt. Through providing informative, educational and thought-provoking content, we aim to raise awareness within the community. This has led to collaborative work with experts and local groups on the formation of performance based pop-up cafes, providing engagement in stories they will recognize, and access to expert advice and help for those who need it In addition our open, fun approach to community projects welcomes performers from all backgrounds – whoever they are and whatever their level of experience.