Masterclasses 2018/19

Our Annual Masterclass programme is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of artists, administrators and project managers delivering participatory activities in the arts, museums and libraries.

For more information or to book call 0151 345 6266.

Rediscovering the Radical: Theatre for Social Change Summer School

Thursday 12th July 2018 11.30am-7pm and Friday 13th July 2018 9am-3.30pm

A 2 day Summer School designed for those who are working, volunteering or have an interest in applied, participatory or community arts or using creativity as a means to community development, activism and protest. You will develop the ability to use theatre to contribute to radical social and political change in the 21st Century.

Arts and Dementia

Wednesday 18th July 2018 10.30am-5.30pm

This full day masterclass is aimed at anyone who has an interest in arts and dementia. We welcome both experienced artists and people with no previous experience of working directly in this field. You will develop an enhanced understanding of how to use creative techniques to improve the lives of those living with dementia.

Demystifying Evaluation

Thursday 11th October 2018 1pm-4pm

This half-day seminar will outline the theory and practicalities of measuring the social impact of participatory activities on individuals and communities.

Delivering Arts Activities in Homeless Settings

Wednesday 17th October 2018 10am-4.30pm

This full-day seminar will explore different approaches to designing and delivering first class participatory arts and cultural activities for homeless people. This course is for experienced artists and facilitators and those who are keen to develop their skills in working with vulnerable people in challenging settings.

Delivering Creative Projects with Looked After Children and Young People

Wednesday 14th November 2018 10am-4.30pm

This one day course will provide participants with a delivery framework for creative projects with looked after children and young people. The course is aimed at artists, educators, administrators and project managers in the creative, cultural, voluntary and education sectors and those working in local authorities.

Starting a Performing Arts Company

Thursday 17th January 2019 10am-12pm

A seminar for anyone who is at the early stages of starting their own performing arts company. We will outline the practicalities and decisions involved when starting a performing arts company and answer any specific questions you have. The seminar includes a one-to-one surgery to give you a chance to discuss the individual needs of your company.

Managing Arts Projects with Social Impact

Friday 18th January 2019 10.30am-5.30pm

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

Creative Ageing: Excellence in Participatory Activities for Older People

Tuesday 26th February 2019 10.30am-5.30pm

This full-day seminar will explore different approaches to designing and delivering first class participatory arts and cultural activities for older people.