Bridging the gap between "suits and sneakers", Creative Rebel CIC works to help people, communities, educational establishments, and businesses build new, better ways of understanding each other.
Our role is to facilitate the conversations that matter in order to continue to drive community as a verb forward, making good trouble and social change.
Although traditionally perceived as a noun, community in the 21st century is better redefined as a verb; no longer just an identifier of living in the same place or having particular characteristics in common, or even the condition of sharing certain attitudes and interests in common, community now signifies a move towards shared action for the good of everyone.
Take, for example, the global women's protests that arose around the inauguration of President Trump in 2016 or the continued global Black Lives Matter movement. Both movements began at a grassroots level using social media to rapidly convene communities to take action.
Ethical consultancy, meaningful change.
It’s our mission at Creative Rebel CIC to facilitate the conversations that matter; providing the means and support to discover new ways of engaging with our authentic selves, to cultivate creative solutions for the betterment of everyone.
As a consultancy, we enable others to take ownership of their own interventions, and work collaboratively to find sustainable solutions to the problems that matter most in their community. We achieve this through supporting nine key areas.
We use coaching, design thinking and dialogue to help people tell their stories and bridge the gaps between organisations and individuals. We help to enable everyone to be a changemaker, from grassroots to global.
We help develop practical strategy and support for community projects and leaders. We help identify and apply for crucial early stage funding, while developing opportunities to become more financially sustainable and independent.
We help organisations move beyond corporate social responsibility towards tangible social action that put them at the heart of the communities they serve.
We help develop strategies that identify and implement opportunities to link built and natural environment together. We empower the creation of a holistic, grassroots approach to placemaking.
We use storytelling to empower communities, build influence and create shared ownership. We help tell stories with empathy to break down barriers and identify common ground; sharing individuals stories helps build collective community power.
We help create bespoke, appropriate, solutions driven by the needs of communities. We listen to people to identify what's needed rather than forcing the implementation of unwanted interventions.
We help communities and organisations develop their culture to be adaptable and sustainable to understand what motivates social change. We aid in the creation of safe spaces to address difficult conversations.
We use human-centred design techniques to ensure that the end user is always at the heart of projects. We use design thinking to help frame problems in different dimensions, and enable rapid prototyping of ideas to ensure that projects can occur more quickly.
We help map the impact of community action that allow others to understand what motivates change. We work to showcase best practice through transparent knowledge sharing to create a positive legacy.
With a focus on positioning Lincoln as a centre for knowledge generation and innovation, as well as a world class heritage, TEDxBrayfordPool launched in 2017. Since then it's become one of the fastest growing TEDx series in the UK, generated £1.5m in social return on investment, and engaged 1000+ people.
Beyond the numbers, TEDxBrayfordPool has created community action around mental health support, showcased innovative technology and fostered a deeper understanding of the wider community.
Launched in 2018 as the Emporium of Dangerous Ideas, The Think Dangerous Festival looks to harness and spotlight social change and community action. It will enable the sharing of best practice through learning by doing and sharing knowledge about what works and what doesn't.
With support from the St Hugh's Foundation for the Arts, Brigg Storytelling Festival is a ten day festival, bringing together the people and community groups who live and operate in Brigg and its surrounding areas to celebrate their community.
Diverse and Innovative Transformations (DAIT) workshops can be tailored to for specific age groups and focus on diverse and inclusive innovation, ethical business and creating change in the world, mental health, LGBTQ+ and hate crime awareness.
Since beginning of delivery in 2019 the DAIT programme has engaged 2000+ people aged 11 to 25 to challenge their perceptions of the role of business in communities and wider citizenship.
Working in partnership with Justice Arts & Migration Network to bring together refugee and migrant communities in Lincoln, Everybody Eats acknowledges the universal truth that we are all bound together by food and food stories. The project brings together people from different communities to share tastes and stories of home.
Launching in 2021.
#FightLikeADesigner workshops promote human-centred design thinking to help better understand people and places. They can be tailored to focus on reinvigorating disused buildings, understanding human difference, thriving in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) times, and how places influence happiness.
To date workshops have engaged 200+ participants aged 18 to 65 to encourage them to use design techniques to think differently about the world that surrounds them.