Our Approach to
Creative Learning

Giving young people the skills and confidence to express themselves through creativity.

Our approach?

The Knotted Project are experts in delivering creative training & learning opportunities for young people across the UK, through a diverse and ever-changing engagement program.

Our main focus is to develop confidence and up-skill young people in a range of art forms, providing them with a creative toolkit. Groups that work with The Knotted Project then use this toolkit, to develop unique and authentic performance pieces and outcomes.

We aim to create ambitious & relevant work with young artists, inspiring each individual to embrace their passions, express themselves & share their voices through creativity.

We provide young creatives with the chance to establish artistic networks, collaborate, skill share & learn from each other. Our projects aim to develop a strong sense of growth, resilience & realisation of young people’s power & potential through creativity.

What makes us different?

In any project we deliver, we never know what the final outcome will look like: this is something that the young people themselves, will decide. We get excited by moving away from traditional approaches and instead, we focus on the development of original and authentic creative outcomes with young artists.

We embrace multiple art forms and through this, we aim to offer something to every individual, in every group. We encourage young people to act, to dance, to write, to direct; Whatever gets them excited!

We are particularly passionate about providing high-quality creative opportunities for young people in rural Cumbria. We strive to contribute to establishing a thriving creative community where we live, allowing young people to see that there are exciting creative opportunities on offer and they can develop as an emerging artist here.

It has affirmed that growth can happen at any age, for me. Put your ideas and creativity on the table. Be brave.
Participant
Training Company

TKP experience and team qualifications

The Knotted Project are a multi-skilled & experienced team of creative facilitators, specialists in delivering workshops & projects with young people in a range of settings including schools, community groups & arts organisations across the UK. We tailor everything we do, to the young artists that we work with.

Based in Cumbria, TKP was formed in 2013 by East 15 Physical Theatre graduates Natalie Morrell & Simon McElligott. TKP regularly engage with & are supported by leading arts organisations in the north such as The Brewery Arts Centre, Lakeland Arts, Blackpool Grand Theatre, The Dukes & The Lowry.

You are able to talk to people that care and that are interested, and that want to hear your story, and that’s so important
Participant
Forge the Future Performance Company
The team have been incredibly supportive in helping us with what we want to do and giving us complete control over the project.
Participant
Forge the Future Performance Company
Zane Burkmar, Spoken Word artist with The Knotted Project Training Company
Lee Affen, Musician and Composer with The Knotted Project Training Company
It gave me a new lease of life for my career, it’s made a realise that even in such a weird time, we can all come together and still be creative.
Participant
Forge the Future Performance Company
The TKP team have been so supportive, and they’ve been very clear about doing only what’s comfortable for me, letting me be in charge of what I want to talk about, creating a safe space where I feel I can talk about personal things
Participant
Forge the Future Performance Company
It’s touched more areas of my life than I thought it was going to, and I’m glad that it has.
Participant
Forge the Future Performance Company
Being part of forge the future has given me a massive amount of confidence about my future as a creative, for starters, it’s given me confidence that there is creative work being created in Cumbria, and there are opportunities out there for young creatives.
Participant
Forge the Future Performance Company