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Studio Meraki is a socially engaged community arts group established in 2016 to help build stronger communities by using creativity as a tool to connect, up-skill and empower. We work closely with other local organisations to support community cohesion and provide opportunities for communities to participate in positive experiences, utilising playful interventions to break down barriers, spark conversation, and strengthen connections.


Who we are

Kerry Russell - Socially engaged Artist and Facilitator 

Steph Tudor - Environmental Artist and Arts Facilitator

Who we work with

Studio Meraki works with a wide range of ages from diverse backgrounds in schools, new and existing community groups, and individuals. We work in a collaborative way, responding to the needs of the community, keeping them at the heart of everything we do.

What we do

We start small and aim high. Helping children and communities to rediscover creative expression with exciting, hands on experiences, we provide programmes and events ranging from creative up-skilling workshops for parents, to community led re-design of parks, to after school art clubs for children. We have seen how long term engagement can result in long lasting, positive change. 

How we do it

Starting with existing groups, we build a vision which includes a multitude of local voices. Step by step we work to ensure that sustainability (economic, environmental and human) is at the centre of what we do.

Why we do it

 Studio Meraki aims to enable diverse participation in arts and culture by delivering creative engagement projects that support community co-production, working collaboratively to achieve economic, social and cultural development for our area often acting as an approachable non-biased conduit between communities and local authorities.

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