The way we work
How do we define 'community'?
At Woolly Mammoth Stitch Works CIC, we define ‘community’ as a group of people who are connected to each other.
Community is not defined by where we live. Every day we interact with a variety of communities. We have connections to people through family, work, on our commutes, online, where we volunteer, study, shop or meet regularly, as well as through shared interests and passions.
Who can we work with?
Anyone who wants to build better connections with people to places and to each other. But, we are talking groups. We generally don’t work on projects with fewer than 50 people or less than 100 pieces of individual stitch. Large-scale is what we do!
Woolly Mammoth Stitch Works CIC can help with;
• Community development initiatives
• Audience development
• Health and wellbeing activities
• Corporate team building
• Creative fun involving lots of different people – from lots of different places
A bespoke stitched artwork will be one of the legacies for each project; but how we get to it will be different each time, depending on the audience, themes, objectives and funder. We will co-design programmes that meets the needs of our clients and the communities they wish to engage – the creative way.
Our social enterprise’s values
All our projects are built around the following values and approaches to maximise community benefit:
How are we funded?
Woolly Mammoth Stitch Works’ mission is that every ward in the city of Birmingham will have a community co-designed and stitched public artwork in the future!
As a CIC we will be eligible to apply for grants which will help us fulfil this mission. To support the growth of the CIC we will also generate income from corporate commissions that offer community benefit and by selling stitch kits to the public.