The Pelican Project was set up in 2017. We embarked on a journey without really knowing where we would end up. What we did know with certainty was that our core members’ ( a group of learning disabled young people) and their creative energy would lead to improving Exeter’s Arts and Cultural scene. In this experimental, risky and uncharted territory, we were proved right at every turn.
We now have 2 regular groups in visual arts, music and dance based at one of Exeter’s key cultural venues, Exeter Phoenix. We also deliver a rolling program of arts, community and social events hosted across the city.
Our activities are built around our core members, however, our project focuses on accessibility rather than disability. For this reason, we have seen our group grow to include members from all sorts of backgrounds:
partner members – people from the organisations, community groups and venues that we work with
support members – family and carers that support our core members
student members – young people from further and higher education backgrounds who are looking to broaden their horizons
If you’d like to find out more about our members, aims, objectives and strategy please see our “Mission Question Document” here: (add link)
We welcome involvement from anyone who would like to make a positive impact on their community and help us on our journey to discover how we make sure disability belongs in our community.
The Pelican Project belongs to its members and has 4 directors: