“I worked with Dilly Arts as part of an animation, creative writing and music project with HMYOI Deerbolt. I’ve worked with Dilly Arts Founder and Director, Alison Redshaw, on other arts projects in prisons. She has a good understanding of the protocols and issues involved in working with such organisations. I’ve found her to be very supportive of my work and always available to discuss ideas, offer advice or listen to suggestions and recommendations. From my experience, Alison has developed a good relationship with prison staff prior to the start of a project which in turn helps me, as a visiting artist, to settle in.Dilly Arts has offered me opportunities to continue creative projects with prisons. I don’t know many other organisations who are developing similar projects with the same success – I have had two films, produced as part of projects with Alison, go on to achieve success with the Koestler Awards.During projects with Dilly Arts I have been able to reflect on my experiences and consider the impact of my work within prisons and develop my own practice as a result.”
Sheryl Jenkins
“Working with Alison and Graeme at Dilly Arts has been a pleasure. I have felt well taken care of. Alison made sure, from the set up through to delivery, that the project was to be a very worth while experience that works for everyone – all the mums and babies, myself and Dilly. I am very glad to be dreaming up future work with Dilly. Alison’s enthusiasm and commitment to the arts and the community is undeniable and I have heard many appreciative comments from the people on the receiving end the project. From spending a little bit of time with Dilly, I get the feel that the ethos of the company makes for lovely, hearty projects which ripple out widely to benefit both practitioners and the community…. and If you are lucky enough to be invited for lunch, Alison’s carrot and chilli soup is pretty hot too!”

Jo, The Bare Toed Dance Company
“It has been a pleasure and a breeze working with Dilly Arts. Not only being highly professional and competent, the organisation was diligent in the information supplied regarding the project and requirements as well as being fully supportive and available for the duration of the project. I look forward to working with Dilly Arts again. ”
Sheree Mack