Are you interested in how the arts and creativity can be used for social change?
Do you work for a charity or in the public sector with a challenge in your work you would like to address?
Are you an artist with experience in making work, and launching projects with social impact?
Are you interested in how research may have an impact on your practice?
Since 2015, Agents of Creative Change has been a free professional development programme for artists, public and third sector professionals. We are now embarking on a collaboration with King’s College London’s Cultural Institute to incorporate an element of co-research into the programme in the form of a pilot in summer 2018.
This pilot will invite people working in the charitable or public sector to come forwards with a challenge. That challenge might be in their professional environment, in their community, or both. They will then use their own creativity, and the creative inspiration of an artist and academic collaborator, to tackle that challenge in a creative and playful way.
We invite everyone who takes part to make new connections across sectors through workshops led by key speakers, the whole group share practice, ideas and trial solutions to the presented challenges.
This pilot consists of a half day on 25th of July and a full day on the 8th of August, held at Battersea Arts Centre.
The programme is open to all those who are interested in collaboration and new ideas. Previous participants have included those working in the police, local government, health services, employment and offender management. Artists have come from a wide variety of backgrounds including music & beatbox, design, writing, photography, performance work, digital and community theatre. Hear from two previous participants here.
To apply, please send an expression of interest (500 words max) outlining why you would like to take part in the programme and why your past experience makes you a good fit for this project to Meg Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 July, 2018.
For any queries, contact Meg.
We are grateful for the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, King's College London and Battersea Power Station Foundation.