Making space for creativity to improve young lives

Kazzum Arts provides opportunities for children and young people to explore their creativity at times in their lives when they are most in need of support.

We believe that creativity is a human right, access to which is never more important than in childhood and young adulthood which is why we work hard to remove the barriers that prevent young people’s creative engagement.

We facilitate innovative, playful and multi-disciplinary projects which encourage social and reflective skills, enabling young people to foster positive relationships and experience an increased sense of wellbeing. Our projects lay the developmental and social groundwork for happier, healthier futures and are informed by an understanding of adverse childhood experiences and their impact upon child mental health.

Our diverse team of artist facilitators specialise in working with young people who have social, emotional and mental health issues, communication needs and physical impairment as well as those who are living with trauma, displacement or within areas of social deprivation. We think imaginatively and compassionately about the worlds of young people, using creativity to make memorable experiences that last well beyond childhood.

Our work includes:

Pathways, which engages young asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants in multi-disciplinary art processes, through creative wellbeing projects, training for young people and awareness raising workshops for schools.

Build, taking place at London East Alternative Provision (Secondary Pupil Referral Unit) using multidisciplinary arts activities to increase positive self-identity and self-esteem.

Speech Bubbles, a creative intervention which uses drama to support children aged 5 - 7 with identified Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Newham.

Apollo, taking place on children’s wards, using combined arts processes to increase the wellbeing of children under 16 who are undergoing healthcare and mental health interventions.

Find out more about us

Meet the team - the staff and artists who deliver our work - or learn about our amazing partners who make it all possible. You can also read testimonials to see the impact we have on the people we work with, or check out our history to find out more about our roots and past projects.