As well as being the place where your garment is painted, the We Are Hairy People art studio is also used for its social enterprise initiatives. The leaders here are passionate about art for mental health and care about community, so we open our doors for public and private workshops, as well as to the hairy gang of various Bristol based creatives who are looking for community, resources and a space to work of their own projects/work or painting clothes.
We are flexible in participation, in order for us to support each other alongside pursuing recovery and art.
The social enterprise is currently full, with drop-in sessions and led art activities, and we don’t know what this will look like in the future, as it’s focussed on the needs of the participants and facilitators, following their growth, needs and journey, which is unpredictable, and an important balance to get right using effective communication and honesty- so we’re not looking to add any other individuals at this time.
We Are Hairy People the brand is run by me- Sarah Caulfield, and I fund the extra studio space that’s used for the social enterprise. The hairy community can use it for free and carry equal responsibility of taking part and sustaining a caring and respectful community together. They have access to the WAHP materials and facilities, as well as my creative and business support and experience of running a successful fashion brand for ten years.