Who are Dalton Creatives?
Dalton Creatives are a group of creative thinkers and activists based in Dalton. They aim to be a catalyst in the local community; bringing people together in shared spaces with shared activity, delivering a range of art and community projects.
Dalton Creatives formed in 2017 and have started to increase the cultural offer in Dalton-in-Furness, working with the local community, organisations and the Town Council. In just a few months we have held Big Lunches, Silver Sunday Tea Dances, weekend Fun Palaces full of arts and science, started an older people’s lunch and exercise club with Age UK and helped Dalton Litfest hold their first festival in Dalton.
We have recently obtained funding to run a pilot celebration singers group in the community in 2018 from the Postcode Lottery.
Although based in Dalton we are working across Cumbria supplying support services to organisations such as Space2Create and South Lakeland Carers. Dalton Creatives operates in and around Dalton-in-Furness, providing cultural events and working to bring the community together. We also provide a commercial offer of event management and PR marketing expertise for arts organisations and charities.
Dalton Creatives is run by a volunteer committee and pays freelance workers on a project by project basis.
Artistic Director – Shaun Blezard
Chair – Alan Jackson
Secretary – Janice Benson
Treasurer – Shaun Blezard
Other Committee Members – Andrew Deakin & Sara Walsh