The Art of Invitation
THIS COURSE IS NOW BOOKED OUT AND APPLICATIONS FOR BURSARIES ARE CLOSED.
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11-15th July, An Gairdín Beo, Dublin Road, Carlow
How can we bring people together to engage with the challenges facing our communities? How can we ask questions creatively to encourage meaningful dialogue? What skills, resources and capacities do people already have that can be built upon?
Carlow Arts Festival is delighted to offer The Art of Invitation Course which will be expertly led by Ruth Ben-Tovim.
The Art of Invitation training offers new creative tools for change that can equip you and your projects, groups, communities and organisations to engage in the ecological, cultural and social challenges of our time.
You will learn about:
- New approaches to engaging people in creative, collective responses to challenges facing their communities
- Creative ways to activate and inspire people to participate
- A participatory approach to facilitation, involving doing, making and reflecting, both individually and in groups
- Creative approaches to bring groups of people together and maintain their involvement
Who’s it for?
Anyone looking for new creative ways to activate and engage diverse groups of people in responding to social, cultural and ecological challenges. People from a range of backgrounds will benefit – from social enterprises, community groups and co-operatives, to grassroots activists, artists and campaigners, as well as researchers, teachers, facilitators, academics, and consultants.
What time is it at each day?
Monday we will start at 11:30am finishing at 4:30pm. Tuesday to Friday we will start at 9:45am and finish at 4:30pm.
How much does it cost?
It is €150 for unsalaried, €250 for salaried, €50 for students and we have five bursaries on offer. This cost covers the full five days of the course plus lunch.
Criteria for Bursaries
Selection will be made by a panel of representatives from Carlow Arts Festival.
Selection will be made based upon:
- Demonstration of passion for community engagement, socially engaged arts practice, and arts participation.
- Desire and ambition to learn more about this field of practice and grow skills and knowledge.
- Preference will be given to emerging arts practitioners wishing to develop skills in the field of community engagement/ socially engaged arts practice.
Applicants must be available to attend all dates. Details of the programme and structure will be sent to attendees in advance of the course starting.