Festivals and Community Projects
Encouraging community involvement and participation in the creative arts
Here at Meraki Arts School we encourage community awareness, involvement and participation in the arts. Through engaging people in creative projects we provide ways for them to actively engage with their communities.
As teachers and professional artists we welcome opportunities to collaborate with other organisations to provide engaging, accessible art activities. If you share our passion for bringing communities together then we’d love to hear from you!
Upcoming Projects and Events
From 18th November 2021
Late Night Shopping Crafts
We’re thrilled to be able to invite you to our Meraki Studio on the first floor of Exeter Guildhall for a host of festive crafting sessions for both adults and children. Join us on Thursday evenings after a spot of late night shopping for some seasonal makes.
17th – 19th June 2022
Craft Festival 2022
Great news! We’ll be returning to this multi-award winning craft festival in Bovey Tracey again in 2022 . We had such a great time crafting with you all in the Craft Den that we just couldn’t stay away. New year – new theme – new crafting extravaganza!
Past Projects and Events
Meraki may not have been around long but we’ve been fortunate to have already been involved in a number of community projects and events. Below is an overview, but why not take a peek at our session highlights in the Meraki Gallery
Halloween Craft Workshops
From Walnut Witches to Scratch Grafitti Haunted Bird Houses, we had a blast running a number of quality art and craft Halloween workshops from the Guildhall Centre in Exeter.
Contemporary Craft Festival
It was great to be part of this multi-award winning craft festival in Bovey Tracey. We were joined by hundreds of children in the Craft Den across the weekend, where we created Firefly Night Lights inspired by the theme of illumination and the work of Eric Carle.
Young Chefs Project
Art with a yummy twist. We delivered a series of creative enrichment activities as part of a number of health focused activity weeks at St Sidwell’s Community Centre.
Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme
We were selected to deliver a portion of a summer activities programme at St Sidwell’s, providing fun and meaningful art activities for Syrian refugee families in Exeter.
Guildfest Rooftop Festival
We joined some of the area’s biggest names in food and drink at this unique rooftop festival in Exeter, delivering creative workshops for families and children.