About Us

Art Workshop
Insecta Collective

Immersing the community in the wonders of flora and fauna through the medium of the arts.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to express themselves creatively.

We know that the climate crisis will be the most significant challenge facing us all in the future.

We are a Leicester based social enterprise, aiming to bring the joy of biodiversity to the community, using the arts as a gateway to climate action. Our initial endeavour was the 2022 Arts Council England funded project called The Celebration of Biodiversity. Through a series of free family arts workshops, and an international Open Call exhibition, the Celebration of Biodiversity fostered emotional connections with nature to promote social and environmental change at a local level across Leicester and Leicestershire.

In 2023 and beyond we continue to develop and grow our organisation to enhance the impact we can make by providing more arts engagement opportunities to a wider geographical area and addressing climate action more directly.

Insecta Collective CIC | Leicester

Students at Leicester College created a corporate video about us as part of their Media Production studies

Our Team

Shama Khiara

Director and Lead Scientist

Elizabeth Dyer

Director and Lead Artist

Richard Wilkes

Director and Lead Musician

Frankie Warui

Web Developer

Andi Chamberlain

Graphic Designer

Katy Widdowson

Social Media and Marketing

Matt Edwards

Video Producer