Groundwork: Designing & Implementing Support for Creative Practitioners

01/07/22 to 08/07/22
3.00pm - 5.00pm
Online event
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About this Event

Arts and Health Hub is running a new 3-part training course for organisations commissioning and working with creative practitioners in the field of arts and health. Training is limited to 15 participants to maximise involvement in discussions, and the 6 hour training course takes place over three 2-hour sessions and you should attend all three sessions: The sessions take place on:

1st July (3pm – 5pm)
6th July (3pm – 5pm)
8th July (3pm – 5pm)

The course takes place over Zoom and the course outline is below. Sessions are recorded and available to participants, along with the slides, for a month after the final session. If you have any questions please contact us.

Who is this for?

This training is for organisations commissioning and working with creative practitioners in the field of arts and health. This could include statutory and charitable organisations delivering community arts programmes (i.e social prescribing schemes) and arts organisations that commission artists. This training is not designed for individual artists.

How it Works
Training groups are capped at a maximum of 15 participants to maximise involvement in discussions. Through a combination of knowledge sharing and facilitated group conversations this training will provide you with:

A greater understanding of supporting the needs of creative practitioners within the workplace;
An action plan identifying achievable short and long term goals specific to your organisation or institution;
Peer-to-peer discussions exploring insights, challenges and solutions to supporting creative practitioners.
Groundwork builds on our experiences working on either side of the fence as both commissioned artists and working in commissioning roles in arts & health.

The training is comprised of three 2-hour online sessions covering the following:

Session 1.

Defining support — exploring the various support mechanisms that can be offered to create an environment where creative practitioners can flourish;
Exploring good and bad practice — identifying beneficial approaches and common challenges to providing sustainable support.

Session 2.

Means of offering support — exploring diverse ways in which support can be offered to creative practitioners with an individualised approach;
Developing a code of best practice for your organisation — considering formal and informal support, accessibility and flexibility, identifying existing and new resources.

Session 3.

Short and long term action planning — identifying individualised and achievable actions for your organisation
Developing a bespoke pledge to supporting creative practitioners — designing an ethos outlining your organisation’s sustainable commitment to how it supports creative practitioners.

How to Book

Small Organisations – £95, Larger Organisations – £145

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