Through most projects that Debbie manages there is an element of engagement. Through schools and community groups as well as through setting up drop in sessions for local residents of projects. Community engagement can be offered through creative activities, consultations, public events and outreach projects to engage communities with arts, culture and local heritage. Aims of engagement through a creative approach are to connect and support participants, provide opportunity for participants to learn techniques, realise their creative potential or explore ideas or raise awareness.
Enagement through the creative process may help participants or communities to generate pride in an area, increase a sense of ownership, develop, explore and celebrate cultural identity, contributing to a greater awareness of heritage, experience and connection.