CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR WOMEN IN MANCHESTER

CREATIVE CITY FOR WOMEN

Creative City runs empowering creative projects for women. Our projects enable women to have fun, gain confidence, improve their wellbeing, connect to their community, influence the world around them, and lead social change. 

CURRENT WOMEN'S PROJECTS

Our current projects are: 

Tuesday Craft Group in Gorton in partnership with Arcon Housing Association (full) 

Friday Monthly Craft & Wellbeing Group in Levenshulme 

In development: new weekly Craft and Wellbeing project in Longsight

HOW IT FEELS TO BE PART OF OUR WOMEN'S PROJECTS

This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written in orange on a light yellow background. It says: "even after the first week I just felt relxed, I felt good and like I'd done something, not just sat there doing nothing"
This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written in dark purple on a light purple background. It says: "I liked the way the women speak very friendly. I feel comfortable. I am happy to know you. Everybody greet each other, we chat, I like it"
This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written on a purple background with some blue decorative squiggles. It says: "It's been really nice to have this thing to look forward to when I was having a wobbly week"
This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written on a light purple background with some decorative squiggles on it. It says: "I think the regular sessions have given me more motivation to keep actively looking after my wellbeing. After the sessions I feel boosted. I feel good"
This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written on a purple background with some decorative squiggles in light yellow. It says: "It made me think about the possibilities for my business. I don't think that I would have ever thought about doing these things without this project and the possibility that I could learn new skills"
This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written on a purple background with decorative lighter purple squiggles. It says: "I felt like it was a safe space to have a go which is really important"
This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written on a light purple background with some decorative darker purple markings. It says: "I'm glad I joined this project. It helped me mentally and to learn new skills creatively. My mentor helped me face my problems. It was very informative. You tell me other organisations I can seek help from too. And the workshops are always very relaxing"
This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written on a mint green background with some light purple squiggles. It says: "It is a very whole person programme, not just creativity, helping us with our wellbeing is very important"
This image is a quote from a Creative City project participant, written in purple on a yellow background. It says: "What's been really good is that its been whatever you needed it to be"

PAST WOMEN'S PROJECTS

One of our core projects is She Made That, an empowering craft project. We ran pilots in 2018 and in 2020/21, and we are currently seeking funding for the next one.  

She Made That craft and enterprise project (2020/21) in Levenshulme, Longsight, Gorton and Rusholme & online. This was a six month project supporting a cohort of 25 women to build their confidence and wellbeing, and to work towards their goals. Through weekly craft sessions, mentoring and sales opportunities. Culminating in a showcase and market at Levenshulme Old Library. 

She Made That project (2018) in Longsight, working with local women's groups making lino prints, protest banners, and body scrubs and celebrating with an event showcasing work from our groups and other local women artists.