Discovering Your Co-Creation Process

22/07/22 to 24/07/22
1.00pm - 3.00pm
Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX, UK
Niki directing with Dom Coyote

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre present in partnership with Cambridge Junction a Three-Day Course for Performance Makers

Discovering Your Co-Creation Process: How to explore, experiment and invent through co-creation; developing your unique artistic practice.

About the Course

The course will be led by Niki McCretton, Artistic Director for Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company, as well as Director and Mentor for many other companies and artists.

Friday 22nd July – Sunday 24th July 2022
At Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX

Timings for the course are:
Friday 22nd July: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday 23rd July: 10am – 6pm
Sunday 24th July: 10am – 3pm

Co-creation is a key part of The Arts Council’s Let’s Create strategy. Co-creation has a broad definition, but loosely it is to involve others, usually non-professional groups or persons who you feel may have an interest, lived experience or different perspective on the subject matter, and/or may be an audience for the work. It is a relationship of reciprocity, rather than ‘delivery’.

For many artists this is a new and unknown way of working. This is one of the first training courses of its kind, giving artists insight into different co-creation processes, with an expert who has co-created for over 20 years. Every artist has a unique practice and this course will show you how to discover the joy and depth that co-creation can bring to your work, giving you frameworks and models to enable your practice to expand and flourish.

The course will be practical, creative, experimental, discursive and inclusive. You do not need to have previous experience of this way of working.

On completion of the course, participants will be invited to join a VIP co-creation group. Niki will host a series of four follow up sessions online to continue discussing, discovering and experimenting with co-creation, to help you embed the learning into your practice.  As a special offer these sessions will be included free of charge (normally £25 per session).

The course will be supported by Jane McGibbon, Producer for Stuff & Nonsense. Jane will be able to offer individual advice on funding applications, partnership working and more.

How to Book

Cost: £300 to include three-day course and four online follow-up sessions.
Please note that artists will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

Places: are limited to 20 artists and will be offered on a first come first served basis. The course is suitable for any theatre makers making work with adults or children. On booking you will be asked for some background information, to help us ensure that the course will meet the needs of all participants.

Fees: On booking your place you will be asked to pay a deposit of £75. The remaining fees will be due by the start of the course.

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Please contact Jane McGibbon, Producer for Stuff & Nonsense, who can answer any further questions you may have and book your place. jane.mcgibbon[at]

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