our story

We are a group of dedicated and experienced artists, designers, organisers, teachers and trainers who are all current practitioners in the creative and educational sector.

We offer:

  • European Project planning
  • Apprentice Placement programmes
  • Funding Bid development
  • Workshops and Training
  • Project Management
  • Arts Projects

Iris Bertz MA leads the group. She is an artist with wide practical experience across the creative, education and business sectors developing strategies not only to share skills and knowledge but also to forge links across sectors and across cultures. Iris has been a project developer and mentor for many artists and young people. She runs a successful and well respected programme working with German businesses and organisations to offer vocationally qualified young people the opportunity to work in a huge range of UK industries.

At the heart of her work is the dedication to the idea that everybody can be inspired to access education and training, maximise their opportunities and contribute to society.

She is trained in Appreciative Inquiry which she uses as an approach to project planning and consultancy.

Iris is a board member with Midlands Actors Theatre, West Midlands Mantle of the Expert Network and Stillwalking.