Managing Arts Projects with a Social Impact

March 21, 2018

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Managing Arts Projects with a Social Impact

Wednesday 21st March 2018, 10.30am – 5pm, Liverpool

This full day course adopts a nuts and bolts approach to managing arts projects with a societal impact from planning to evaluation.

By the end of the seminar, participants will have:

  • An enhanced understanding of liberal and radical understanding of change and the ethics involved
  • An enhanced understanding of the potential social impacts to be derived from a high-quality participatory arts process
  • Improved strategies for engaging those who are difficult to reach
  • A clear understanding of how to embed a change agenda from the start
  • Strategies for connecting into wider social policy objectives


“A really brilliant, engaging, inspiring day. So worth traveling up for. It has given me so much to reflect on and look into. Thank you”

Target Audience

This course is aimed at early to mid-stage artists, administrators and project managers in the arts, libraries and museums sector.


This full-day course will use a mix of formal presentations, practical exercises and facilitated discussion.


Sarah Thornton is founding Artistic Director of Collective Encounters.  She established the company to make exciting, collaborative theatre and explore its potential to contribute to social change.  Her work with the company has drawn on her varied background which over the past 20 years has included applied work in diverse community contexts, developing and directing fringe and professional theatre, university lecturing and practice-as-research. As Artistic Director, Sarah works collaboratively with the Executive Director to oversee the company’s overall strategic direction.


Mandy Redvers-Rowe, Head of Participation

Mandy’s career as a lecturer, writer and performer both regionally and nationally spans 25 years. For five years she acted as Artistic Director of North West Disability Arts Forum (now DADA) and spent many years as a lecturer in Community Theatre practice as both Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and at Liverpool Hope University. Her written work has been produced by the Royal Exchange (Manchester), BBC Radio, Graeae, Paines Plough and BBC Television. Amanda joined the Collective Encounters’ team in February 2012.



£70 – Individual freelancers

£100 – Representing charity/non profit organisation


Merseyside Play Action Council, 1 – 27 Bridport Street, Liverpool

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For more information please call us on 0151 345 6266

Date(s) - 21/03/2018
10:30 am - 5:00 pm