We are a multifaceted arts company based in Hertfordshire, specializing in participatory practice and delivering immersive art projects and events across art forms with diverse community partners.
Nysa was founded in 1998 when a passion for music, performance and visual arts brought a group of people together to establish a regular club night. A sound system was designed and created and an array of pop-up decor and stage sets designed. The regular ‘Nysa’ nights enabled all involved to experiment with and develop art forms, share creative skills both with each other and our audience.
Our work has since taken us on a diverse and interesting journey from arts festivals and carnival to developing outreach models and writing content for partners across health and education. We have developed from a small community arts organisation to an established delivery partner working with The GOS Institute of Child Health, Herts Libraries and The Tate Modern, we have received Arts Council funding for our work and you can find us in numerous settings facilitating creative practice wherever possible.
We are currently focussing on:
Savour the Flavour – Planet Munch Musical Puppet Show, tour to Libraries, Schools and Theatres to ensure opportunity for creative engagement is made available to children who may not otherwise access arts activities.
Planet Munch Healthy Lifestyle Programme – Trim Tots CIC was formed to tackle childhood obesity through creative education – Planet Munch Healthy Lifestyle Programme, features puppets, dance-based music and movement, creative play, arts and interactive nutrition sessions where adult and child learn together. The programme was developed by experts in child health from UCL GOS Institute of Child Health together with the Nysa Projects team. The programme is creative, fun and supports healthy lifestyle choices – a creative approach to a healthier future.
Planet Munch has received a 2+ rating from the Early Intervention Foundation and features as a recommended programme in the online guidebook
The programme made it to the shortlist for a NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence), Shared Learning Award.
The Trim Tots Training Manual has received BDA (British Dietetic Association) endorsement; we are working with the BDA as partners to extend programme reach.
#MyStory – #MyStory is an intergenerational piece of co-creation devised to support creativity, facilitate culture exchange and support collaboration between Herts Libraries, Herts Archive and Local Studies, YC Herts, cultural providers, artists and the people of Hertfordshire. Supported by Arts Council England.
My Story explores the lived experience of Hertfordshire people via stories submitted in response to the theme of adolescence and transition. Stories are translated into works of art during creative sessions by a team of creative producers. My Story provides opportunity to develop creative practice, share stories, learn new skills, tackle loneliness, increase employability, upskill librarians, build self- esteem and develop Herts Libraries culture and creativity offer.
Empowering people through positive creative experience.